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.” He has been named a winner of the 2015 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.



Posted: Jul-24-2017
Latest News

Semperoper Dresden has announced its 2018-19 Season, and Barrett Artist Joseph Dennis will be featured in six upcoming productions. The tenor will sing Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Brighella in Ariadne auf Naxos, The Steuermann in Der Fliegende Holländer, as well as featured roles in Fidelio and Die Entführung aus dem Serail.  

Posted: Mar-6-2018
Latest Acclaim

"Joseph Dennis' youthful, handsome Duke of Mantua made it easy to believe in Gilda's attraction to him. His clear, bright tenor rang out impressively in the Duke's big moments, his technique solid and confidently applied. The opera's hit tune, 'La donna è mobile,' held no terrors for Dennis, performed not as a showy circus trick but with casual cockiness, in character."

— Classical Voice North Carolina
Posted: Feb-6-2018