Joshua Stewart


American tenor, Joshua Stewart, begins Season 2019-20 as tenor soloist in Tippett’s A Child of our Time with CBSO under the baton of Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla on tour in the UK and in Germany, following performances last season in Paris. He travels to the US to appear with Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in Das Paradies und die Peri under the baton of Paolo Bortolameolli, and remains to revive the title role Charlie Parker’s Yardbird, an American opera based on the life of the legendary jazz saxophonist, at both Seattle Opera and New Orleans Opera.

“Joshua Stewart as Parker masterfully navigates the challenging score, adapting with jazzier vocals or powerful vibratos.”

Crystal Paul, Seattle Times, 25 February 2020

“As “king of saxophone” Charlie Parker, New Orleans native Joshua Stewart’s clarion tenor projected superbly, with spot-on operatic placement from the low to high ranges and in some notable Mozartian flourishes, poignant soul style, and deftness. He handled the stratospheric tessitura and dramatic demands of this non-stop tour de force with such great proficiency that the audience practically raised the roof with their applause at the end.”

Erica Miner, Bachtrack, 23 February 2020

Argento: Postcard from Morocco (Lyric Tenor)

Barber: Antony and Cleopatra, Op. 40 (Caesar)

Battistelli: Wake (Lazarus)

Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Tebaldo)

Berg: Wozzeck, Op. 7 (Hauptmann)

Bernstein: Trouble in Tahiti {Tenor (Jazz Trio)}

Britten: Albert Herring, Op. 39 (Mr. Upfold)

Donizetti: L’elisir d’amore (Nemorino)

Golijov: Ainadamar (Ruiz Alonso)

Henze: Elegy for Young Lovers (Toni Reischmann)

Martinu: Mirandolina, H 346 (Conte d’Albafiorita)

Monteverdi: Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria (Eurimaco)

Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K 384 (Belmonte)

Mozart: Don Giovanni, K 527 (Don Ottavio)

Mozart: Idomeneo, K 366 (Idomeneo)

Poulenc: Les Mamelles de Tirésias (Mari)

Puccini: La Fanciulla del West (Trin)

Puccini: La Rondine (Prunier)

Rossini: Il barbiere di Siviglia (Conte d’Almaviva)

Rossini: Il viaggio a Reims (Conte di Libenskof, Cavaliere Belfiore)

Rossini: Le nozze di Teti e di Peleo (Giove)

Rossini: Zelmira (Antenore)

Stravinsky: The Rake’s Progress (Tom Rakewell)

Thomas: Mignon (Wilhelm Meister)


Beethoven: Fantasia in C minor, Op. 80 “Choral Fantasy”

Beethoven: Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125

Handel: Messiah, HWV 56

Haydn: Missa in Angustiis (Lord Nelson Mass)

Haydn: Missa in tempore belli, H 22 no 9 “Paukenmesse”

Haydn: Te Deum in C major, H 23c no 1

Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K 626

Orff: Carmina Burana

Puccini: Messa di Gloria

Respighi: Lauda per la Natività del Signore

Schumann: Das Paradies und die Peri, Op. 50

Tippett: A Child of Our Time



Brahms: Liebeslieder Waltzes (18), Op. 52

Brahms: Zigeunerlieder, Op. 103 (Gypsy Songs)

Britten: Canticle II, Op. 51 “Abraham and Isaac”

Britten: Canticle III, Op. 55 “Still falls the Rain”Play

Britten: Sonnets (7) of Michelangelo, Op. 22

Liszt: Tre sonetti di Petrarca, S 270

Menotti: Songs (5)

Messiaen: La mort du nombre

Vaughan Williams: Blake Songs (10) for Voice and Oboe

Vaughan Williams: Four Hymns