American tenor, Joshua Collier, praised for his “thrilling high range” and “passionate commitment to character,” was hailed as “a great Italian tenor on the make” by Boston’s Classical Scene in his June 2016 role debut as Roméo in Roméo et Juliette.
A graduate of The New England Conservatory (Masters in Music - Vocal Performance), he has performed throughout New England and beyond in roles including: Rodolfo (La Boheme - Southern Vermont Lyric Theatre), Nemorino (L’Elisir D’Amore - Opera Company of Middlebury), Chevalier de La Force (Dialogues of the Carmelites - Sarasota Opera), Calaf (Turandot - Opera Company of Middlebury), Macduff (Macbeth - Raylynmor Opera) B. F. Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly - BARN OPERA), Camille (The Merry Widow - Opera Wilmington), Tamino (Die Zauberflote - Opera New Hampshire), Tony (West Side Story - Asheville Lyric Opera), Lysander (A Midsummer Night’s Dream - Lowell House Opera), Male Chorus (The Rape of Lucretia - Opera Brittenica), Frederic (The Pirates of Penzance - Opera Providence), Fabrizio (The Light in the Piazza - Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre), among others.
In addition to the lyric stage, Mr. Collier has performed the tenor solos in much of the symphonic and oratorio repertoire including Requiem by both Verdi and Mozart, Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings (op.31), Rejoice in the Lamb, Abraham and Isaac - All by Benjamin Britten, Elijah and Paulus of Mendelssohn, Handel’s Messiah, as well as Beethoven's 9th Symphony and the Coronation Mass of Mozart.
Throughout his career he has been fortunate to work with such conductors as Stephen Lord, Lidiya Yankovskaya, John Moriarty, Emmanuel Plasson, Andy Anderson, and Michael Sakir, among others. Mr. Collier founded the Bostonian opera company, Opera Brittenica, championing the works of Benjamin Britten, in 2013, and is currently is the Artistic Director of BARN OPERA (www.barnopera.com) based in Brandon, Vermont, and is represented world-wide by Berger Artist Management. For more information, please visit jrctenor.com