In Review: Faircloth, Conyers, and McDonald in Wolf Trap Opera's "Ariadne auf Naxos"
Baritone Joshua Conyers has been singled out by Opera News for his “deliciously honeyed baritone that would seduce anyone” and by The New York Times as having “a sonorous baritone” that “wheedled and seduced.” A native of Bronx, NY, he is known for his captivating performances and recognized as one the promising young dramatic voices of today. Conyers’ busy 2022-2023 season includes his debut with English National Opera as Policeman/Congregant 3 in Tesori’s Blue, Reginald in Anthony Davis’ X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X at Opera Omaha, which he has also performed with Detroit Opera and Odyssey Opera (where he also recorded the role). On the concert platform, Mr. Conyers appears as bass soloist in Handel’s Messiah with Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and returns to Brooklyn Art Song Society for a series of concerts.
In the 2021-2022 season, Mr. Conyers joined Seattle Opera for Blue, Boston Lyric Opera as Count Capulet in Roméo et Juliette, Memphis Symphony Orchestra in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and Cecilia Chorus of NYC in Carmina Burana at Carnegie Hall. His 2020-2021 season included Eustis in Le maréchal ferrant with Opera Lafayette, Sprecher in Die Zauberflöte with Aspen Opera Theater, Tonio in Pagliacci at The Atlanta Opera, where he also performed Tiger Brown in the Threepenny Opera and the cover of Kaiser Overall in Der Kaiser von Atlantis.