Vocalist - Tenor

In a budding career, American tenor Joseph Dennis has already gained recognition, not just for his vocal talent but also for his comedic gifts. In summer of 2014 he rejoined the roster of Santa Fe Opera for the American premiere of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, by Chinese-born American composer Huang Ruo. He stepped into the title role at the last moment, to great acclaim. The New York Times noted, “For the American tenor Joseph Dennis, the understudy promoted to leading man at less than two weeks’ notice, it was a trial by fire, which he passed admirably.” Mr. Dennis was named a winner of the 2015 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.

Posted: Jul-27-2018
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Tenor Joseph Dennis will sing the role of Tamino in Mozart's The Magic Flute, which will open Central City Opera's summer festival season. The production will also feature Jeni Houser, Kevin Langan, Katherine Manley, and Ashraf Sewailam. The Magic Flute opens on July 7th and runs through August 5th. 

Posted: Jul-9-2018
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"Virginia Opera's respectable production of Lucia di Lammermoor might better have been titled Edgardo di Ravenswood. That character emerged as the dominant vocal force on April 8 at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts, thanks to Joseph Dennis, who brought to the role considerable tonal warmth, seemingly effortless power and abundant technical refinement. All that expressive vibrancy ensured that the finale was anything but anticlimactic..."

— Opera News
Posted: Jul-18-2018