Born in Port Macquarie and now residing in Sydney, Australia, Joshua holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Newcastle majoring in voice. He has performed with Co-Opera (Adelaide), Sydney Independent Opera, Pacific Opera, Newcastle Festival Opera, Opera Hunter, and Cantillation. He has performed the roles of Guglielmo in Cosi Fan Tutte in Adelaide and Melbourne (Co-Opera), Papageno (Opera Laboratory-Sydney) and Schaunard in La Boheme (Opera Projects). Joshua also played Masetto in Don Giovanni (Sydney Independent Opera), and Giuseppe in The Gondoliers (Newcastle Festival Opera). Joshua's other principal roles include Escamillo (Carmen) Sprecher (The Magic Flute) and Readymoney Matt (The Threepenny Opera).
In 2018 Joshua attended the Berlin Opera Academy on the Zenaida Piontkovsky Memorial Scholarship with assistance from the Wagner Society in NSW and Opera and Arts Support Group, performing the role of Peter (der Vater) in Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel. Joshua also attended the Lisa Gasteen National Opera School on scholarship in 2016, performing the roles of Orfeo (Orfeo ed Eurydice-Gluck), Jupiter (Orpheus in the Underworld-Offenbach) and Dr Cajus (Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor-Nicolai).
Joshua was a Young Artist with Pacific Opera based in Sydney.
Joshua has also excelled in competitions and was delighted to be named as a Finalist in the German-Australian Opera Grant Wiesbaden, and was also finalist in the Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Awards.
Recent performance highlights include the Joan Sutherland and Richard Bonynge Foundation Rossini Gala, Music at Manly's Concert Season, and 'An Evening of Gilbert and Sullivan' with Stuart Maunder and the Opera and Arts Support Group.
He has performed many concerts as Baritone Soloist including Messiah for the National Trust in Sydney and Mozart's Requiem K.626 with the Newcastle University Choir, and Faure’s Requiem for the Illawarra Choral Society. Last year he also sang Handel's Messiah at Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle, and Mozart's 'Vesperae solennes de confessore' with The Hastings Choristers.
Upcoming performances include Haydn's 'The Creation' with Avondale College in Sydney and Newcastle.
June 1st, 2019
The Creation- Haydn
May 25th, 2019
The Creation- Haydn
Avondale College Concert
December 8th, 2018
The Great Hall, Univeristy of Newcastle
PETER (DER VATER)
August 1st & 2nd, 2018
Haensel und Gretel
Berlin Opera Academy
Kultur Büro Elisabeth
OPERN GALA KONZERTE
July 21st, 2018
May 19th, 2018
The Newcastle Club, Newcastle
April 13th & 14th, 2018
December 16th, 2017
Messiah- G.F. Handel
Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle
May 6th, 2017
Illawarra Choral Society, Wollongong
Die Zauberflote W.A. Mozart
Opera Laboratory, Sydney
LISA GASTEEN NATIONAL OPERA SCHOOL
Orfeo ed Euridice - Gluck (Orfeo)
Orpheus in the Underworld- Offenbach (Jupiter)
Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor- Nicolai (Dr Cajus)
MTOG German-Australian Opera Grant (Wiesbaden Grant) Melbourne, Australia