Sir Charles Sedley in Prince of Players. Previously: Reverend Horace Adams in Peter Grimes (2010); Red Whiskers in Billy Budd (2008); Arnalta in The Coronation of Poppea (2006); Don Basilio in The Marriage of Figaro and Prince Shuysky in Boris Godunov (2005); General Garcia in Salsipuedes and Richard in The End of the Affair (2004); Vítek in The Makropulos Case, Curley in Of Mice and Men, and Triquet in Eugene Onegin (2002); Camp Williams in Cold Sassy Tree (2000); performances of Captain Vere in Billy Budd (1998); Lucas Wardlaw in The Passion of Jonathan Wade (1991); Aristaeus/Pluto in performances of Orpheus in the Underworld (1986); Pirelli in Sweeney Todd (1984); and Gastone in La traviata (1974).
About the Artist:
Joseph Evans has appeared as leading tenor at La Scala; Ireland’s Wexford Festival; the New Israeli Opera; English National Opera; Welsh National Opera; the opera companies of Nantes, Orleans, and Nancy; La Fenice; Bregenzer Festspiele; Grand Thêatre de Genève; and New York City Opera. He has performed regularly at HGO since his debut in 1974, including roles in Carlisle Floyd’s Of Mice and Men (Curley, 2002) and the world premieres of Floyd’s Cold Sassy Tree (Camp Williams, 2002) and The Passion of Jonathan Wade (Lucas Wardlaw, 1991). He has also performed in HGO’s Billy Budd (Red Whiskers, 2008), and performances of Captain Vere, 1998), Eugene Onegin (Triquet, 2002), The Makropulos Case (Vítek, 2002), The Marriage of Figaro (Don Basilio, 2005), the world premiere of The End of the Affair (Richard, 2004), and the world premiere of Salsipuedes (General Garcia, 2004). He has performed in concert with the New York Philharmonic; the Tokyo Philharmonic; Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra; the Cleveland Orchestra; and many other orchestras. He is professor of voice and division chair of the Voice Studies Department at the University of Houston Moores School of Music.