Joe Lodato

Joe Lodato

Italian-American Baritone, Joe Lodato, “an artist the world is excited to see,” is a top contender for the Verdi Baritone repertoire on the international scene. Having sung the title roles of Rigoletto and Don Giovanni, Amonasro in Aida, Renato in Un Ballo in Maschera, Germont in La Traviata, Peter in Hansel und Gretel all to great acclaim, he has diligently prepared many of the core roles in the fach with the world’s top maestri. 

This season, Joe will make his feature film début as “The Opera Singer” in “KILL ROOM” starring Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson and Joe Manganella, his Lincoln Center concert début on the American Songbook series with composer Huang Ruo, Pa Zegner in Mizzoly/Vavrek’s Proving Up with Opera Las Vegas, Dikson in New Amsterdam Opera’s production of Boïdelieu’s La Dame Blanche, Angelotti in Tosca with Heartbeat Opera in New York, and Scarpia in Puccini’s Tosca with Penn Square Music Festival; along with concert appearances with Terpsikord, Vero Beach Opera, Boheme Opera NJ, and Opera at Florham. Described as possessing a “historic – golden aged voice” with a “stunningly beautiful timbre, italianate snarl, mixed with a controlled passion and deep understanding of the repertoire”, “this is an artist poised to breakthrough in a major way.”

 

Calendar

Event Date
Sep 23
to
Sep 25
Proving Up
Pa Zegner
Opera Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV
Event Date
Oct 8
Joe Lodato and Friends
Soloist
New Jersey
New Jersey
Event Date
Apr 11
to
Apr 23
Tosca
Angelotti
Heartbeat opera
New York, NY
Event Date
May 20
Tosca
Scarpia
Penn Sqaure Music Festival
Lancaster, PA

Artist Bio

Italian-American Baritone, Joe Lodato, “an artist the world is excited to see,” is a top contender for the Verdi Baritone repertoire on the international scene. Having sung the title roles of Rigoletto and Don Giovanni, Amonasro in Aida, Renato in Un Ballo in Maschera, Germont in La Traviata, Peter in Hansel und Gretel all to great acclaim, he has diligently prepared many of the core roles in the fach with the world’s top maestri. 

This season, Joe will make his feature film début as “The Opera Singer” in “KILL ROOM” starring Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson and Joe Manganella, his Lincoln Center concert début on the American Songbook series with composer Huang Ruo, Pa Zegner in Mizzoly/Vavrek’s Proving Up with Opera Las Vegas, Dikson in New Amsterdam Opera’s production of Boïdelieu’s La Dame Blanche, Angelotti in Tosca with Heartbeat Opera in New York, and Scarpia in Puccini’s Tosca with Penn Square Music Festival; along with concert appearances with Terpsikord, Vero Beach Opera, Boheme Opera NJ, and Opera at Florham. Described as possessing a “historic – golden aged voice” with a “stunningly beautiful timbre, italianate snarl, mixed with a controlled passion and deep understanding of the repertoire”, “this is an artist poised to breakthrough in a major way.”

Equally adept and attuned to the musical theater and jazz idioms, Mr. Lodato has been seen in performance with world renowned artists such as Tony Award winner Betty Buckley, jazz icon Lea DeLaria, and award winning composer and pianist John Musto. An aggressive champion of song and new works, Joe has premiered many works including the cycle Dear Theo based on the letters of Vincent Van Gogh, composed by Ben Moore; he has also appeared in concert performance with composers Jake Heggie and Ricky Ian Gordon, presenting their works to great acclaim.

Mr. Lodato was educated at Westminster Choir College, The Frost School of Music at The University of Miami, and Salzburg College.  Mr. Lodato subsequently completed Young Artist training under the auspices of the Metropolitan Opera, Sarasota Opera, and Aspen Music Festival.  He has been awarded top prizes by the Metropolitan Opera National Council, Los Angeles Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Aspen Music Festival, Camerata Bardi, and Premiere Opera Foundation. 

Updated September 21, 2022

Press

"an artist the listening world is excited to see coming up..." – Greenwich Times

– "an artist the listening world is excited to see coming up. His unique timbre, controlled passion, and understanding of the repertoire bode well for his future..."