SPEAK LOW: Songs of Kurt Weill
Happy Hour and Mini Concert

Presented by Philadelphia’s
Lyric Fest

Tuesday, May 12th, 2020 at 6:30 PM
The Moorestown Community House, NJ

Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 at 12:00 PM
The Academy of Vocal Arts

Laura Ward, Piano
Suzanne DuPlantis, Mezzo-soprano
Joseph Gaines, Tenor

To commemorate the 120th Anniversary of his birth, Lyric Fest offers the next installment in celebrating the Great American Songbook. This short but satisfying weekday concert features the songs and life of Kurt Weill, a supremely adaptable composer. Composing in his homeland of Germany in classical and German cabaret style, Weill fled to France when the Nazis came to power and ultimately emigrated to the United States where for over a decade he figured as one of the most distinctive voices in the American popular style.

Tickets and more info at www.lyricfest.org

Philadelphia, PA

by Giacomo Puccini

Austin Opera

April 25 – May 3, 2020
The Long Center for the Performing Arts


Alexandra Loutsion

Jonathan Burton

Cecilia Violetta López

David Leigh

Brian Vu

Joseph Gaines

Joseph Hu

Conductor: Timothy Myers

Stage Director: Garnett Bruce

Tickets and more info at


Austin, TX

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Hawaii Opera Theatre

Friday, February 14, 2020 at 7:30pm

Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 4:00pm

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 7:30pm

All performances at The Blaisdell Concert Hall

Cast/Creative Team Include:

FIGARO: Ryan Kuster

SUSANNA: Amina Edris



CHERUBINO: Olivia Vote

DR. BARTOLO: Kevin Glavin



BARBARINA: Martina Bingham

ANTONIO: Jamie Offenbach

CONDUCTOR: David Angus

DIRECTOR: Tara Faircloth

More information at www.hawaiiopera.org

Honolulu, Hawaii

Christmas with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra

A Baroque Christmas
Sunday, December 15 at 300p
J.S. Bach | Christmas Oratorio, BMV 248
Cantata No. 1, On the First Day of the Festival of Christmas
Cantata No. 3, On the Third Day of Christmas

Handel | Messiah, Part the First (Christmas)

Messiah Sing-Along
Monday, December 16 at 730p

Joseph Gaines, Tenor
Matthew Kramer, Conductor
Additional soloists TBA

All performances at Tabernacle Presbyterian Church, Indianapolis

Tickets and more info at www.icomusic.org

Indianapolis, Indiana

La Commedia dell’arte

Music of Mozart and Stravinsky

The Longmont Symphony

All performances at the Longmont Museum

Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 700p
Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 400p

Christie Conover, Soprano
Joseph Gaines, Tenor
Elliot Moore, Conductor

Tickets and more info at longmontsymphony.org

Longmont, Colorado

Summer 2019

Central City Opera

BILLY BUDD (Squeak) by Benjamin Britten
Based on the Novel by Herman Melville
Colorado Premiere Performance

July 13, 19 & 25 at 8 p.m.;
July 17, 21, 23, 27, 31 & Aug. 2 at 2:30 p.m.

Conductor John Baril
Director Ken Cazan
Captain Vere Daniel Norman
Billy Budd Joshua Hopkins
John Claggart Kevin Burdette
Mr. Redburn Dennis Jesse
Mr. Flint Federico de Michelis
Lt. Ratcliffe Brian Kontes
Red Whiskers Bille Bruley
Donald Jonathan Hays
Dansker Matthew Burns
Novice Jonas Hacker
Squeak Joseph Gaines

MADAMA BUTTERFLY (Goro) by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica

July 6, 18, 26 & 30 at 8 p.m.;
July 10, 12, 14, 16, 20, 24, 28, Aug. 1 & 4 at 2:30 p.m.

Conductor Adam Turner
Director Alison Moritz
Cio-Cio San Raquel González
Suzuki Annie Rosen
Pinkerton Cody Austin
Sharpless Troy Cook
Goro Joseph Gaines

More information at centralcityopera.org.

Central City, CO

Winners Alumni Concert
Pittsburgh Concert Society

Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 2:00pm

Joseph Gaines, tenor
Donna Amato, piano

Works by Schoenberg, Rorem, Puts/Campbell, and Wolf
More information at www.pittsburghconcertsociety.org

Kresge Theatre, Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA

by Claudio Monteverdi

Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado
Joseph Gaines, tenor (Pastore, Spirito)

Remaining Cast TBA

Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 7:30p

King Center on Auraria Campus, Denver

Sunday, May 12, 2019 at 4:00p

Christ Episcopal Church, Denver

More information at http://www.bcocolorado.org

Denver, CO

San Giovanni Battista 
Ars Lyrica Houston

Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 7:30 pm

This 1675 oratorio tells the story of the death of John the Baptist with great flair and vivid drama. The prodigiously gifted Italian composer Alessandro Stradella took no prisoners in life or in art: his vocal lines, by turns acrobatic and deeply expressive, resemble his brief but spectacular career.

Jay Carter, San Giovanni
Sherezade Panthaki, Herodiade
Joseph Gaines, Consigliero
Sam Handley, Herod

More information at arslyricahouston.org

Zilkha Hall / Hobby Center For The Performing Arts
Houston, TX

J.S. Bach's Johannespassion (St. John Passion)
Resonance Works Pittsburgh

March 22, 2019, 8:00 pm
Heinz Memorial Chapel
Oaklan, PA

March 24, 2019, 3:00 pm
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Upper Saint Clair, PA

Maria Sensi Sellner, Conductor
Joseph Gaines, Evangelist
Full cast TBA

More information at www.resonanceworks.org
Pittsburgh, PA


THE MAGIC FLUTE (Monostatos)
by W.A. Mozart

Utah Opera

Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Monday, March 11, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. 
Friday, March 15, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.  
Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.


Andrew Stenson — Tamino
Zulimar López-Hernández  Pamina
Joo Wan Kang Papageno
Celena Schafer  Queen of the Night
Matt Boehler — Sarastro
Joseph Gaines — Monostatos
Choristers of The Madeleine Choir School -- Three Spirits

Paul Peersdirector
Thierry Fischerconductor

Tickets and more info at


Salt Lake City, UT


Gian Carlo Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors
Libretto by the composer
Partnership with Breaking Ground

December 6 & 7, 2018 at 7:30pm
December 8, 2018 at 5:00pm & 8:00pm
Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen
296 9th Ave, New York, NY 10001

Tickets are free as part of On Site Opera’s “Opera Free For All” Initiative

Conductor: Geoffrey McDonald
Director: Eric Einhorn
Choreographer: Edward Morgan
Costume Designer: Jessica Jahn
Lighting Designer: Shawn Kaufman
Chorus: Formerly homeless members of the community, in partnership with Breaking Ground
Dancers: Members of TheEdwardMorganBallet

The Mother: Aundi Moore, soprano
King Caspar: Joseph Gaines, tenor
King Melchior: Daniel Belcher, baritone
King Balthazar: Musa Ngqungwana, bass

Remaining cast TBA

More information at osopera.org

New York, NY

Seicento Baroque Ensemble
“Baroque Pairings”
(Guest Artist/Tenor Soloist)


Longmont, CO — November 9, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Boulder, CO — November 10, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Denver, CO — November 11, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

Works by Isabella Leonarda and Chiara Margharita Cozzolani,
Jewish violinist and composer Salomone Rossi,
as well as the better-known Monteverdi, Buxtehude and Schütz.

Conductor/Artistic Director: Amanda Balestrieri

More information at www.seicentobaroque.org

Colorado, USA


The Larimer Chorale
Canyon Concert Ballet

Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Michael Todd Krueger, Conductor / Artistic Director

Amy Maples, soprano
Joseph Gaines, tenor
Steven Taylor, baritone

 The Lincoln Center
Fort Collins, CO

Tickets and more info at

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Songs at the Border Between Worlds

Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Denver

A Fundraiser Concert for the St. Andrew Friends of Music


Joseph Gaines, Tenor
Willem van Schalkwyk, Piano
Laura Tribby, Soprano
Ralph Valentine, Organ

Anchoring the program will be iconic works by composer Benjamin Britten, including “Canticle II: Abraham and Isaac” and “The Holy Sonnets of John Donne,” as well as songs and other works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Aaron Copland, Samuel Barber, Henri Duparc, Edward Elgar, Kevin Puts/Mark Campbell, and more.

FREE Admission / $25 suggested donation / cash, check, credit cards accepted.
Additional donations gratefully accepted before and after the concert.
90 minutes straight through / no intermission.
Meet-the-artists wine reception to follow in the undercroft.

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
 2015 Glenarm Place
Denver, CO


July 11, 2018

Restoring the musical legacy of The Revelers
the preeminent radio and recording quartet of the 1920s and 30s.

Joseph Gaines, tenor
Bryon Grohman, tenor
Jesse Blumberg, baritone
Craig Phillips, bass
Anthony Patterson, piano

Under the direction of Craig Phillips, founding member of the GRAMMY®-nominated vocal quartet New York Polyphony
The Revelers Project is working to rehabilitate a collection of autograph scores, once the property of the original Revelers.
Comprising 512 unpublished song arrangements by Frank J. Black and Ed Smalle, the historic collection includes many of the group's recorded hits, as well as unrecorded works not heard or performed since the 1930s.

Visit www.revelersproject.com to learn more!

The National Opera Center

New York, NY

Puccini's TURANDOT (Pang)

San Diego Opera*


Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Friday, March 2, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.


Lise Lindstrom — Turandot

Carl Tanner — Calàf

Angel Joy Blue — Liù

Brian Kontes — Timur

Scott Sikon — Mandarin

Marco Nisticò — Ping

Joseph Gaines — Pang

Joel Sorensen — Pong

Valerio Galli — Conductor

Keturah Stickann — Director

Tickets and more info at


San Diego, CA

by Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer

Utah Opera

Saturday, January 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Monday, January  22 at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, January 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 28 at 2:00 p.m.

All performances at the Capitol Theatre


Joshua Dennis — Greenhorn
Roger Honeywell  Captain Ahab
David Adam Moore Starbuck
Musa Ngqungwana Queequeg
Jasmine Habersham  Pip
Craig Irvin  Stubb
Jesus Murillo — Captain Gardiner
Joseph Gaines — Flask

Music by Jake Heggie
Libretto by Gene Scheer
Commissioned by The Dallas Opera Company
Kristine McIntyredirector
Joseph Mechavichconductor
Erhard RomSet Designer
Jessica JahnCostume Designer

Tickets and more info at


Salt Lake City, UT

Handel's MESSIAH (Part I)
Saint John's Cathedral, Denver

Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Joseph Gaines, Tenor Soloist
Other soloists TBA
Stephen Tappe, Conductor

Tickets and more info at

Denver, CO


Monteverdi, Gabrieli, and Vivaldi

Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado*


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2017 at 7:30 PM
St. Andrew Methodist Church
Highlands Ranch

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Antonia Brico Stage, Central Presbyterian Church
Downtown Denver

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2017 at 3:00 PM
Bethany Lutheran Church
Cherry Hills Village

Frank Nowell — Director

Tickets and more info at

Denver, CO

Opera Philadelphia's O17 Festival

World Premiere

Music by Kevin Puts
Libretto by Mark Campbell

Corrado Rovaris

David Schweizer

Daniela Mack
Elizabeth Cree

Troy Cook
John Cree

Joseph Gaines
Dan Leno

Daniel Belcher
Inspector Kildare

Deanna Breiwick
Aveline Mortimer

Matt Boehler

Melissa Parks

Jason Ferrante
Little Victor Farrell

Johnathan McCullough
Mr. Greatorex, George Gissing, Etcher

Thomas Shivone
Mr. Lister, Karl Marx, Voiceover, Soloman Weil

Maren Montalbano
Jane Quig, Annie the Serving Girl

Daniel Taylor
Priest, Librarian, Mr. Gerrard

David Zinn, Set and Costume Design
Christopher Akerlind, Lighting Design
Darrel Maloney, Projection Design

Composer Kevin Puts and librettist Mark Campbell, the team behind 2012’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Silent Night, return to Opera Philadelphia for the World Premiere of a chamber opera based on Peter Ackroyd’s novel, The Trial of Elizabeth Cree.

More Information:


Philadelphia, PA

2016-2017 SEASON

Elizabeth Cree in the Crypt

The Crypt Sessions, Season 2

May 31, 2017 | Wine & Food Tasting 7PM | Show 8PM

Excerpts from the World Premiere of ELIZABETH CREE, a gothic murder mystery opera
coming to Opera Philadelphia in the fall of 2017.  
The evening includes excerpts from the opera (with the composer at the piano),
as well as works by Britten, Poulenc, and Purcell,
performed in the Crypt of the Church of the Intercession.  

Kevin Puts, composer and pianist
Mark Campbell, librettist

Daniela Mack, mezzo-soprano
Joseph Gaines, tenor

Tickets and more info at

The Church of the Intercession
New York, NY

Giuseppe Verdi's FALSTAFF (Caius)
Resonance Works Pittsburgh

Friday, May 12, 2017 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 3:00 pm

Maria Sensi Sellner, conductor
Stephanie Havey, stage director

Cast includes:

Benjamin Bloomfield, Amelia D'Arcy, Joshua Jeremiah,
Meghan Picerno, Brooke Larimer, Kara Cornell,
Joseph Gaines, Matthew Scollin, Christopher Lucier, Benjamin Robinson
Resonance Chamber Orchestra

Charity Randall Theater


Pittsburgh, PA

Jacques Offenbach's THE TALES OF HOFFMANN
(The Four Servants)
Hawaii Opera Theatre

Friday, April 21, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Vincent de Kort

Henry Akina


Eric Fennell

Wayne Tigges

Rachele Gilmore

Christina Arand

Eve Gigliotti

Valerian Ruminski

Joseph Gaines

Blaisdell Concert Hall


Honolulu, HI

Puccini's TURANDOT (Pong)

Virginia Opera

Norfolk, VA
March 17, 2017
March 19, 2017
March 21, 2017

Fairfax, VA
March 25, 2017
March 26, 2017

Richmond, VA
March 31, 2017
April 2, 2017


Creative Team

Conductor: John DeMain
Director: Lillian Groag
Choreographer: Kyle Lang
Wig and Makeup Designer: Jim McGough


Princess Turandot: Kelly Cae Hogan
The Emperor: John McGuire
Timur: Ricardo Lugo
Calaf: Derek Taylor  
Liù: Danielle Pastin
Ping: Keith Brown
Pang: Ian McEuen
Pong: Joseph Gaines
A Mandarin: Andrew Paulson


New Year's Eve Concert and Gala
Ars Lyrica Houston

December 31, 2016

Dinner at 7:30 PM
Concert at 9:00 PM
Gala at 10:30 PM

Gottlob! nun geht das Jahr zu Ende, BWV 28
Schwingt freudig euch empor, BWV 36c
Ehre sei dir, Gott, gesungen, BWV 248/V/1

Matthew Dirst, Artistic Director

Melissa Givens, soprano
Ryland Angel, countertenor
Joseph Gaines, tenor
David Grogan, bass

Zilkha Hall / Hobby Center For The Performing Arts


Houston, TX

Opera Colorado

November 5, 8, 11, and 13, 2016

Ari Pelto, Conductor
Emma Griffin, Director

Melissa Citro -- Minnie
Mark Rucker -- Jack Rance
Jonathan Burton -- Dick Johnson
Michael Corvino -- Jake Wallace
Harold Wilson -- Ashby
Matthew di Battista -- Nick
Joseph Gaines -- Trin

The Ellie Caulkins Opera House


Denver, CO


Special Event
Colorado Bach Ensemble
October 16, 2016

James Kim, Artistic Director
Joseph Gaines, Tenor 

More details TBA


Boulder, CO

Puccini's TURANDOT (Pong)
Opera Philadelphia

Friday, September 23 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 25 at 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 28 7:30 p.m.
Friday, September 30 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 2 2:30 p.m.

Corrado Rovaris, Conductor
Renaud Doucet, Director
Andre Barbe, Production Design

Christine Goerke -- Turandot
Marco Berti -- as Calaf
Joyce El-Khoury -- Liù
Morris Robinson -- Timur
Daniel Belcher -- Ping
Julius Ahn -- Pang
Joseph Gaines -- Pong

The Academy of Music


Philadelphia, PA

Lyric Fest
Recording Project -- Works by Daron Hagen

September 2016

Justine Aronson, Soprano
Joseph Gaines, Tenor
Laura Ward, Piano

More Details TBA


Philadelphia, PA

Off The Hook Arts
2016 Summer Festival

Scenes from THE ORIGIN— an opera-in-progress
by composer Bruce Adolphe
and librettist Richard Powers.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

A collaborative performance event proceeded by a staged reading
of the courtroom drama from Inherit the Wind, 
a discussion of the "Scopes Monkey Trial" by former Colorado State Senator Dorothy Rupert.

Christie Conover, Soprano
Joseph Gaines, Tenor


Fort Collins, CO


2015-2016 SEASON

Opera Philadelphia

First Workshop: ELIZABETH CREE
based on "The Trial of Elizabeth Cree," a novel by Peter Ackroyd 

May 16-19, 2016

Kevin Puts, Composer
Mark Campbell, Librettist

Joseph Gaines as Dan Leno
Full Cast TBA


Philadelphia, PA

Mozart's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO (Basilio)
Utah Opera

May 7, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
May 9, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
May 11, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
May 13, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
May 15, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.

Gary Thor Wedow, Conductor
Tara Faircloth, Director

Seth Carico, Figaro
Craig Irvin, Count Almaviva
Anya Matanovic, Susanna
Nicole Heaston, Countess Rosina Almaviva
Abigail Levis, Cherubino
Melissa Parks, Marcellina
Patrick Blackwell, Dr. Bartolo
Joseph Gaines, Basilio
Christian Sanders, Curzio
Jessica Jones, Barbarina
Christopher Clayton, Antonio


Salt Lake City, UT

Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 2:00 PM

Christopher Zimmerman, Music Director

Mariane Lemieux-Wottrich, Soprano
Philip Cutlip, Baritone
Joseph Gaines, Tenor

and Fargo-Moorhead Youth Choir

NDSU Festival Concert Hall


Fargo, ND

Mozart's Requiem
Pro Musica Colorado
The St. Martin's Chamber Choir

Cynthia Katsarelis, Music Director

Joseph Gaines, Tenor Soloist
Other Soloists TBA

April 8, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. -- First Baptist Church, Denver
April 9, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. -- First United Methodist Church, Boulder


Denver, CO and Boulder, CO

The Passion According to Saint John
by Tomas Luis de Victoria
Saint John's Cathedral

Joseph Gaines, Evangelist
Stephen Soph, Peter/Pilate
Kenneth R. Donahue, Jesus

The Cathedral Choir
Stephen Tappe, Music Director

Good Friday, April 25, 2016
at 12:20 noon and 7:00p


Denver, CO


Brooklyn Art Song Society

BRITANNICA: Benjamin Britten

Thursday, March 17, 2016, at 7:00 PM

Benjamin Britten: On This Island Op. 11, The Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op. 35

Songs and Proverbs of William Blake Op. 74, Cabaret Songs

Laura Strickling, soprano; Samantha Malk, mezzo soprano; Joseph Gaines, tenor;
Matthew Patrick Morris, baritone; Michael Brofman, Spencer Myer, piano

Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont Street


Brooklyn, NY


Requiem: Bob Chilcott

Sunday, March 6 , 2016, at 3:00 PM

Emily Sorenson, soprano
Joseph Gaines, tenor

Deke Polifka, Conductor

Grace and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church


Colorado Springs, CO

Central City Opera 

Friday, December 11, 2015 – 7:00 pm
Saturday, December 12, 2015 – 2:00 pm
Sunday, December 13, 2015 – 2:00 pm

Valerie Nicolosi, Mother
Joseph Gaines, Kaspar
Ashraf Sewailam, Balthazar
Matt Moeller, Melchior

James Ramsey, Music Director
Michael Shell, Stage Director

Trinity United Methodist Church


Denver, CO

Augustana Arts


Chancel Choir and Stratus Chamber Orchestra
Tanya Gabrelian, Piano


Ekaterina Kotcherguina, soprano
Leslie Remmert Soich, mezzo-soprano
Joseph Gaines, tenor
Art Van Dyck, bass

Sunday, November 1, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.

Augustana Lutheran Church


Denver, CO

Brooklyn Art Song Society
Special Event


Daron Hagen: After Words
Ned Rorem: King Midas
Russell Platt: selected songs
Kurt Rohde: Three Minutes with Ned

Justine Aronson, soprano; Joseph Gaines, tenor; Jorell Williams, baritone;
Michael Brofman, Miori Sugiyama, piano

Thursday, October 22, 2015, at 8:00 PM

Fulton Ferry Landing


Brooklyn, NY

Fine Tuned Society of Boulder
Season Opening Concert

Joseph Gaines (tenor), Michael Hoffman (tenor), Christie Conover (soprano), Bob Spillman (piano).

Music of Strauss, Rorem, Schubert, Mozart, Leoncavallo, and others.

Friday, October 2, 2015, at 7:00 PM


Boulder, CO

Puccini's MADAMA BUTTERFLY (Goro*)
Opera Las Vegas

*Company Debut

June 12, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
June 14, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.

Inna Los, Cio-Cio San
Viktor Antipenko, Pinkerton
Daniel Sutin, Sharpless
Stefanie Weiss, Suzuki
Joseph Gaines, Goro

Conductor: Gregory Buchalter
Director: Henry Akina

Judy Bayley Theatre


Las Vegas, NV

2014-2015 SEASON

Mozart's DIE ZAUBERFLOETE (Monostatos*)
Opera Colorado

*Company Debut

Maureen McKay -- Pamina
Jonathan Boyd -- Tamino
Daniel Belcher -- Papageno
So Young Park -- Queen of the Night
Harold Wilson -- Sarastro
Joseph Gaines -- Monostatos
Joseph Mechavich -- Conductor
Daniel Witzke -- Director

May 2, 5, 8, and 10, 2015

The Ellie Caulkins Opera House


Denver, CO

West Texas A&M University School of Music

Voice Masterclass
Thursday, March 26, 2015

with Mila Abbasova, Pianist
Friday, March 27, 2015


Canyon, TX

Brooklyn Art Song Society*



Daron Hagen: After Words, Larkin Songs, Selected Cabaret Songs; 
Benjamin Britten: Selections from Cabaret Songs; 
Franz Schubert: Selections from Winterriese;
Kurt Weill: Solomon’s Song Hugo
Wolf: Michelangelo-Lieder

Justine Aronson, soprano; Kate Maroney, mezzo-soprano; Joseph Gaines, tenor,
Jorell Williams, baritone; Michael Brofman, Jocelyn Dueck, Miori Sugiyama, piano

March 20, 2015, at 7:30 PM

Tenri Cultural Institute


New York, NY

Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE (Monostatos)
The Erie Chamber Orchestra
March 13, 2015, at 7:30 PM

James Flora, Tamino
Gail Novak, First Lady
Katie Drago, Second Lady
Olga Flora, Third Lady
John Dooley, Papageno
Natalie Polito, Queen of the Night
Joseph Gaines, Monostatos
Shannon Dooley, Pamina
Marc Webster, Sarastro

Matthew Kraemer, Conductor
Stephanie Havey, Director

Cathedral Prep Auditorium
250 West 10th Street, Erie, PA


Erie, PA

Opera Philadelphia's 40th-Anniversary Season

Music by Theodore Morrison / Libretto by John Cox and Theodore Morrison

A Co-Commission / Co-Production of Opera Philadelphia and The Santa Fe Opera 

David Daniels -- Oscar Wilde
Heidi Stober -- Ada Leverson
William Burden -- Frank Harris
Dwayne Croft -- Walt Whitman
Reed Luplau -- Lord Alfred Douglas ("Bosie")
Wayne Tigges -- Justice Sir Alfred Wills & Col. Henry B. Isaacson
Joseph Gaines -- Inspector Littlechild & First Prison Warder
Benjamin Sieverding -- Inspector Kearley & Second Prison Warder
Roy Hage -- Prison Chaplain
Jarrett Ott -- Prison Infirmary Patient #1
Thomas Shivone -- Prison Infirmary Patient #2
Toffer Mihalka -- Bailiff

Friday, February 6, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, February 13, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 2:30 p.m.

The Academy of Music


Philadelphia, PA

Handel's MESSIAH
Camerata Singers*


Dr. Allan Birney, Founder and Conductor

Saturday, December 13, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church, Allentown


Allentown, PA

Handel's MESSIAH

Shadyside Chamber Choir and Chatham Baroque
Mark Anderson, Conductor

Saturday, December 6, 2014, at 4:00 p.m.


Pittsburgh, PA

Utah Opera

OCT 11 | 13 | 15 | 17 (7:30 PM)
OCT 19, 2014 (2 PM)

Cio Cio San: Yunah Lee
Suzuki: Nina Yoshida Nelsen
Lieutenant B.J. Pinkerton: Eric Fennell
Sharpless: Troy Cook
Goro : Joseph Gaines

Conductor: Robert Tweten
Director: Garnett Bruce


Salt Lake City, UT

Central City Opera's 2014 Summer Festival

Mozart's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO (Basilio)

Matinees at 2:30 pm: July 2, 4, 6, 8, 16, 20, 22, 26
Evenings at 8:00 pm: June 28; July 10, 12, 18

DEAD MAN WALKING by Jake Heggie/Terrence McNally (Howard Boucher)

Matinees at 2:30 pm: July 9, 13, 19, 23, 25
Evenings at 8:00 pm: July 5, 11, 17


2013-2014 SEASON

The Akron Symphony Chorus in Concert

Maria Sensi Sellner, Conductor
Joseph Gaines - Tenor Soloist

For complete details, casting, and tickets, please visit company website.

Sunday, May 18, 2014
St. Paul's Episcopal Church


Akron, OH

The Philadelphia Orchestra and Opera Philadelphia


by Richard Strauss
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Saturday, May 10, 2014

Camilla Nylund, Salome
Birgit Remmert, Herodias
John Mac Master, Herod
Alan Held, Jochanaan
Andrew Staples, Narraboth
Cecilia Hall, Page of Herodias
Wayne Tigges, First Nazarene
Keith Miller, First Soldier
Donovan Singletary, Second Soldier
Dominic Armstrong, First Jew
Roy Hage, Second Jew
Joseph Gaines, Third Jew
Corey Bix, Fourth Jew
Nicholas Masters, Fifth Jew
Eric Dubin, Second Nazarene & Cappadocian
Alison Sanders, Slave

Stage Director: Kevin Newbury
Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin

Verizon Hall


Philadelphia, PA

The University of Houston's Moores School of Music presents

Leonard Bernstein's
in concert.
Saturday, April 26, 2014
The Moores Opera House

Featuring the University of Houston's Choruses and Symphony Orchestra.

Artists include:

Franz Anton Krager, Conductor
Joseph Gaines, Candide

Complete details and casting TBA.


Houston, TX

Franz Josef Haydn's 


Good Friday Service
with the Choir of Shadyside Presbyterian Church 

Joseph Gaines, tenor soloist

More details TBA.

Friday, April 18, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.


Shadyside Presbyterian Church

Pittsburgh, PA

The Erie Philharmonic


by Carl Orff

Daniel Meyer, Music Director
Erie Philharmonic Chorus

Joseph Gaines, Tenor, and other soloists from Pittsburgh Opera

For complete details, casting, and tickets, please visit company website.

Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.

Warner Theater


Erie, PA

Presented by Lyric Fest,
Philadelphia's premier organization devoted to art song.

Concert features newly commissioned songs by composers
Abbie Betinis, Benjamin Boyle, Douglas Cuomo, Michael Djupstrom, 
Daron Hagen, James Primosch, Maurice Wright, 
presented together as a composite songbook. 

Performers include:

Kiera Duffy, Soprano
Suzanne DuPlantis, Mezzo-soprano
Elizabeth Shammash, Mezzo-soprano
Joseph Gaines, Tenor
Randall Scarlata, Baritone
Laura Ward, Piano

Friday, March 28, 2014 at 7:30 pm --Bryn Mawr College, Music Room
Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 3pm -- The Academy of Vocal Arts


Philadelphia, PA

Puccini's TURANDOT -- Pong*
Utah Opera

*Company Debut

Production created by Renaud Doucet and André Barbe.

March 15 – 23, 2014

Turandot: Maida Hundeling
Calaf: Jonathan Burton
Liu: Kelly Kaduce
Ping: Danny Belcher
Pang: Julius Ahn
Pong: Joseph Gaines 

Conductor: David Agler

Director: Renaud Doucet
Designer: André Barbe


Salt Lake City, UT

The Pittsburgh Song Collaborative and Duquesne University


Insatiable Love: Songs for Valentine's Day

Friday, February 14, 2014 at 7:30 pm -- PNC Recital Hall, Duquesne University 

Benjamin Britten: Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo, op. 22; On This Island, op. 11
Hugo Wolf: Selections from Mörike-Lieder
Robert Schumann: Duets for Tenor and Soprano, op. 34

Benjamin Binder, Piano
Laura Knoop Very, Soprano
Joseph Gaines, Tenor
Karen Roethlisberger Verm, piano


Pittsburgh, PA

 Verdi's FALSTAFF -- Caius (Cover*)
The Metropolitan Opera

*First season on company's Artist Roster.

Oropesa, Meade, Blythe, Johnson Cano, Fanale, Maestri, Vassallo

James Levine, Conductor

Friday, December 6, 2013, 8:00 pm
Monday, December 9, 2013, 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 14, 2013, 1:00 pm
Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 21, 2013, 12:30 pm
Friday, December 27, 2013, 7:30 pm
Monday, December 30, 2013, 7:30 pm
Friday, January 3, 2014, 7:30 pm
Monday, January 6, 2014, 7:30 pm
Saturday, January 11, 2014, 8:00 pm


New York, NY

Resonance Works
presents its inaugural production

Giuseppe Verdi's MACBETH

*Company Debut

Friday, October 25, 2013 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Performed at

The Charity Randall Theater, University of Pittsburgh
4301 Forbes Avenue

Cast includes

Lady Macbeth -- Amelia D'Arcy
Macbeth -- Galen Bower
Dama di L.M. -- Brooke Larimer
Macduff -- Christopher Lucier
Malcolm -- Joseph Gaines*
Banco -- Jonathan Stuckey

Conductor: Maria Sensi Sellner
Stage Director: David Gram


Pittsburgh, PA

Opera Omnia presents
Claudio Monteverdi's THE RETURN OF ULYSSES (Irus)

September 9-12, 2013

*Company Debut 

Jesse Blumberg, Ulysses
Hai-Ting Chinn, Penelope
Karim Sulayman, Eumaeus
Tammy Coil, Minerva
Owen McIntosh, Telemachus
Joe Chappel, Neptune
Joseph Gaines, Irus*
Richard Lippold, Antinous
Brandon Snook, Amphinomous
Nicholas Tamagna, Peisander
Elaine Lachica, Love 

Creative Team
Music Director: Avi Stein
Stage Director: Crystal Manich
Producer: Wesley Chinn
Stage Design: Julia Noulin-Mérat
Costume Design: Muriel Grabe Stockdale
Lighting Design: Evan Purcell 

Performances at
The Baryshnikov Arts Center
Manhattan, New York

Tickets and further information at


New York City

Opera Theater of Pittsburgh's 2013 SummerFest

Offenbach's TALES OF HOFFMANN, RETOLD (The Four Servants)
A New Edition by Jonathan Eaton and Robert Frankenberry

Saturday, July 6 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 13 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 21 at 2:30 pm

Robert Chafin as Hoffmann
Julia Engel as Olympia
Lara Lynn Cottrill as Antonia
Toni Esker as Giulietta
Sarah van der Ploeg as Stella
Evgenia Chaverdova as Nicklausse
Dimitrie Lazich as The Four Villains
Joseph Gaines as The Four Servants
Christopher Lucier as Spalanzani
Errin Brooks as Crespel
Alethea Stone as the Voice of the Mother of Antonia
Antonio Watts as Schlemil

Creative Team
Brent McMunn, Conductor
Jonathan Eaton, Stage Director
Britton Mauk, Scenic Designer
Cindy Alpert, Costume Designer
Stevie Agnew, Lighting Designer
Taylor Malott, Hair and Makeup Designer
Lee Marc Molnar, Production Stage Manager

Mozart's THE SECRET GARDENER (Belfiore)

The Twentieth Century Club, 
Pittsburgh (Oakland), PA

Sunday, July 14 at 2:30 pm
Saturday, July 20 at 2:30 pm

Benjamin Robinson as Don Anchise
Catherine O'Rourke as Violanta (Sandrina)
Julia Turnbull as Arminda
Joseph Gaines as Count Belfiore
Andrey Nemzer as Ramiro
Rebecca Shorstein as Serpetta
James Rodriguez as Roberto (Nardo)

Maria Sellner, Conductor
Michelle Sutherland, Director
Mitch Marois, Choreographer
Jessica Emerson, Scenic Designer
Cindy Alpert, Costume Designer
Stevie Agnew, Lighting Designer
Haley Schott, Hair and Makeup Designer
Timothy Sutter, Stage Manager


Both productions performed in English at

The Twentieth Century Club, 
Pittsburgh (Oakland), PA

Tickets and further information at


Pittsburgh, PA

Inaugural East End Choral Festival
Tenor Soloist, Rejoice in the Lamb (Britten)

David Hill (Bach Choir of London / BBC Singers), Guest Conductor

East Liberty Presbyterian Church

Sunday, May 5, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.

Featuring the combined choirs of 

Shadyside Presbyterian Church
Calvary Episcopal Church
East Liberty Presbyterian Church
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church


Pittsburgh, PA


Allegheny Intermediate Unit -- Career Symposium
Guest Panelist -- Arts & Humanities Panel

Point Park University

Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at 9:30 a.m.


Pittsburgh, PA

2012-2013 SEASON

Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE (Monostatos*)

Opera Philadelphia

*Company Debut 

Friday, April 19, 2013 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 2:30 pm
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Friday, April 26, 2013 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 2:30 pm

Antonio Lozano, Tamino
Elizabeth Zharoff, Pamina
Rachele Gilmore, Queen of the Night
Mark Stone, Papageno
Jordan Bisch, Sarastro
Joseph Gaines, Monostatos
Devon Guthrie, First Lady
Tammy Coil, Second Lady
Katherine Pracht, Third Lady
Ben Wager, Speaker

Corrado Rovaris, Conductor
Ashlie Corcoran, Director

Production Originally created for Canadian Opera Company


Philadelphia, PA


Pittsburgh Opera

Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 8:00 PM
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Friday, March 22, 2013 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, March 24, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Maria Luigia Borsi, Butterfly
Bryan Hymel, Pinkerton
Mika Shigematsu, Suzuki
Dwayne Croft, Sharpless
Joseph Gaines, Goro

Jean-Luc Tingaud, Conductor
Crystal Manich, Director

New Production by John Conklin


Pittsburgh, PA 

"Organ PLUS: Music for Organ, Piano, and Tenor"
Cathedral Concerts

Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.
East Liberty Presbyterian Church

Admission is free. A freewill offering will be accepted.

Dr. Ed Moore will be joined by pianist Nathan Carterette and tenor Joseph Gaines.
Featured on the program will be selections from Louis Vierne's Third Symphony for Organ; 
vocal solos by Benjamin Britten, Ned Rorem, and Samuel Barber; Franz Liszt's epic "Totentanz"; 
and selections from George Gershwin.


Pittsburgh, PA

"New Journey into Song: A Winter's Journey"
Lyric Fest

Saturday, January 27, 2013 at 3:00 p.m.
The Academy of Vocal Arts

Daron Hagen's "After Words"

Inspired by Franz Schubert's monumental Winterreise,
and commissioned for Lyric Fest's 10th Anniversary

Justine Aronson, Soprano
Joseph Gaines, Tenor
Laura Ward, Piano


Philadelphia, PA 

"Continental Christmas"
Chatham Baroque

December 14, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.
St. James Church, Sewickley, PA

December 15, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.
Synod Hall (St. Paul Cathedral), Pittsburgh, PA

December 16, 2012 at 2:30 p.m.
Laughlin Music Center, Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA

Seasonal music from the European Continent:
Bach, Handel, Schutz and Carissimi. 
Chatham Baroque rounds out the holiday program
with music for strings by Buxtehude, Biber and Corelli.

Andrew Fouts, baroque violin
Patricia Halverson, viola da gamba
Scott Pauley, plucked instruments
Erica Cutler, violin
Alan Lewis, chamber organ
Joseph Gaines, Tenor 


Sewickley, PA / Pittsburgh , PA 


Handel's MESSIAH
Music in a Great Space

Mark Anderson, Music Director

Sunday, December 9, 2012, 4:00 p.m.
Shadyside Presbyterian Church

Joseph Gaines, Tenor
Additional Soloists TBA


Pittsburgh, PA

Handel's MESSIAH
Masterworks Concert Chorale

Milutin Lazich, Founder/Music Director

Saturday, November 17, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
Beulah Presbyterian Church, Churchill

Dana Solida, Soprano
Natasha Lazich, Alto
Joseph Gaines, Tenor
Dimitrie Lazich, Baritone


Churchill, PA


Benefit Performance
"A Knight in Camelot"

supporting the Father Ryan Arts Center
and honoring Dr. John Pastin

Saturday, October 13, 2012, at 6:00 p.m.

Sean Patrick Regan, Bagpipes
Joseph Gaines, Tenor
Mid-Atlantic Contemporary Ballet
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Chorale
Jay Breckenridge as Will Cricket, the Leg-Scraping Jester
ZEPHYR: Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Recorder Society
Shaun Rolly, Medieval Fight Choreography
Brian Edward, “Confessions of a Magic Mirror”
David Vinski, Medieval Courtly Dance 


McKees Rocks, PA

Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings
by Benjamin Britten

Friday, October 12, 2012, at 7:30 p.m.

The Erie Chamber Orchestra
Matthew Kraemer, Music Director

Joseph Gaines, Tenor
Chris Rapier, Horn

Mary, Seat of Wisdom Chapel
Gannon University


Erie, PA


Lyric Fest, Philadelphia
and the Music in a Great Space Concert Series,

Shadyside Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh,

Four Hands, Warm Heart
Music for Piano, Four Hands, and Solo Quartet

Sunday, September 30, at 4:00 p.m.
Shadyside Presbyterian Church

Liebeslieder Waltzes, by Johannes Brahms
Liebesleid-Lieder, by John Greer

Laura Ward and Harold Evans, piano
Sari Gruber, soprano
Suzanne duPlantis, mezzo-soprano
Joseph Gaines, tenor
Randall Scarlata, bass



Pittsburgh, PA

"Kings and Commoners" (Tenor Soloist)
The Washington Bach Consort

Opening Concert of the WBC's 35th Anniversary Season

Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 3 pm.
National Presbyterian Church

John Blow: God spake sometime in visions
William Boyce: The king shall rejoice
George Frideric Handel: My heart is inditing
Orlando Gibbons: Te Deum (The Second Service)
Johann Sebastian Bach: Election Cantatas Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele, BWV 69 and
Preise, Jerusalem, den Herrn, BWV 119

Rebecca Kellerman Petretta, soprano
Kristen Dubenion-Smith, alto
Joseph Gaines, tenor
Jon Bruno, bass

J. Reilly Lewis, Music Director


Washington, D.C.

The Pittsburgh Song Collaborative and The Carnegie Museum of Art


La Belle Époque Cabaret: An Evening in the Bohemian Style
Carnegie Music Hall Foyer
(part of the Carnegie Museum of Art complex)

Friday, July 27, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Benjamin Binder, Piano
Olga Perez Flora, Mezzo-Soprano
Joseph Gaines, Tenor
Rob Frankenberry, Tenor, as the EmCee

Sponsored in Part by Pernod Absinthe

Pernod Absinthe Logo

Pittsburgh, PA


Bernstein's CANDIDE (Maximillian)
Opera Theater of Pittsburgh 2012 Summer Fest

Richard E. Rauh Theater, The Hillman Center for Performing Arts
423 Fox Chapel Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15238

Saturday, July 7 at 7:30pm
Friday, July 13 at 7:30pm
Sunday, July 15 at 2:00pm

Candide: Daniel Teadt
Voltaire/Pangloss: James FitzGerald
Cunegonde: Abigail Dueppen
Paquette: Emily Sanchez
Maximilian: Joseph Gaines
Old Woman: Andrey Nemzer
Governor: Raymond Very
Opera Theater SummerFest Orchestra and Chorus

Conductor: Brent McMunn
Stage Director: Scott Wise
Set Designer: Joseph Gourley
Lighting Designer: Christopher Popowich [C&C Lighting]
Costume Designer: Kenneth Chu

Jonathan Eaton, Artistic Director


Pittsburgh, PA


2011-2012 SEASON

Pittsburgh Opera
Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 8:00 PM
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 7:00 PM
Friday, May 4, 2012 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 2:00 PM

Lisette Oropesa, Constanze
David Portillo, Belmonte
Ashley Emerson, Blonde
Paolo Pecchioli, Osmin
Joseph Gaines, Pedrillo
Adam Fry, Pasha Selim
Michael Shell / Director
James Robinson, Production/Original Direction
Antony Walker, Conductor
Pittsburgh, PA

Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
Johnstown Chamber Music Series
with Patricia Jennings, Piano
First Presbyterian Church, Johnstown
Johnstown, PA


Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE (2nd Priest & 1st Armed Man)
Apollo's Fire
Ross Hauck, Tamino
Tess Wakim, Pamina
Kelly Markgraf, Papageno
Rachel Copeland, Queen of the Night
Lianne Coble, Papagena & 1st Lady
Amanda Powell, 2nd Lady
Racquel Winnica Young, 3rd Lady
Edward Crafts, Sarastro
Jeffrey Strauss, Speaker-Priest
Jeremy Gilpatric, Monostatos
Joseph Gaines, 2nd Priest & 1st Armed Man
Carlos Fittante & Robin Gilbert, Dancers

Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. 
Finney Chapel, Oberlin College
Friday, March 23, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.
Severance Hall, Cleveland
Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. 
Cartwright Hall, Kent State University

Jeanette Sorrell, Conductor
Linda Brovsky, Director
Carlos Fittante, Choreographer
Cleveland, OH

Rachmaninoff's Vespers (Tenor Soloist)
The Pittsburgh Concert Chorale
Susan Medley, Music Director/Conductor

Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.
Ingomar United Methodist Church
Sunday, March 4, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.
Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church
Pittsburgh, PA

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
Lenten Vespers Service with Chatham Baroque (Tenor Soloist)

Music of Bach and Handel
Shadyside Presbyterian Church
Pittsburgh, PA

Sunday, February 12 at 4:00 p.m.
A Bach Tryptich: Three Cantatas
with Chatham Baroque, the Pittsburgh Baroque Ensemble
and the Calvary Choirs

BWV 21: Ich hatte viel bekümmernis (Tenor Soloist)
BWV 77: Du sollt Gott, deinen Herren, lieben (Tenor Soloist)
Calvary Episcopal Church
Alan Lewis, Music Director
Pittsburgh, PA

Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 5:30 p.m. 
Tenor Soloist
Glenn Lewis, Head of Music Staff at Pittsburgh Opera, in Recital
Music of Shubert

Four Impromptus, Opus 90
Schubert Lieder, and the "Trout" Quintet. 
Pittsburgh, PA

Friday, December 9, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.
Handel's MESSIAH, Part I (Tenor Soloist)
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
Brian-Paul Thomas, Music Director
New Canaan, CT

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
Mozart's REQUIEM (Tenor Soloist)
Calvary Episcopal Church
Alan Lewis, Music Director
Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh Concert Society
Winners Concert
Sunday, September 25, 2011 at 2:30 p.m.

Works by Mozart, Poulenc, Barber, and Cage
with Glenn Lewis, Piano
Pittsburgh, PA

September 2011
Recording for SONO LUMINUS
Domenico Scarlatti's
Ars Lyrica

Jamie Barton, Mezzo-soprano (Dirindina)
Joseph Gaines, Tenor (Liscione)
Brian Shircliff, Baritone (Don Carissimo)
Matthew Dirst, Music Director
Houston, Texas

2010-2011 SEASON

Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Riccitelli's I COMPAGNACCI (Noferi) 
Giordano's IL RE (Colombello/cover)
Teatro Grattacielo

David Wroe, Music Director/Conductor
The Rose Theater / Jazz at Lincoln Center
New York City

Thursday, May 12, 2011
"Illumniations: Music, Poetry and Art"
The Carnegie Museum of Art

Sari Gruber, Soprano
Joseph Gaines, Tenor
Benjamin Binder, Piano
Robert Frankenberry, Piano
Benjamin Binder, Artistic Director
Curatorial Staff of the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Saturday, April 30 - 8:00pm
Sunday, May 1 - 4:00pm
Bach St. John Passion (aria soloist)
Bach Choir of Pittsburgh

Thomas W. Douglas, Artistic Director
PPG Wintergarden
Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh Concert Society
Annual Competition
Friday, April 15: 
Works by Mozart, Poulenc, Barber, and Cage
with Glenn Lewis, Piano

2011 Pittsburgh Concert Society Major Auditions
Pittsburgh, PA

March 26-April 3, 2011
Puccini's TURANDOT
Pittsburgh Opera

Susan Neves, Princess Turandot
Frank Porretta, Prince Calaf
Hao Jiang Tian, Timur
NaGuanda Nobles, Liù
Joseph Frank, Emperor Altoum
Craig Verm, Ping
Joseph Gaines, Pong
Jamie Flora, Pang
Renaud Doucet, Stage Director and Choreographer
Antony Walker, Conductor
Pittsburgh, PA

March 2010
Haydn's The Creation (Uriel)
The Pittsburgh Concert Chorale

Susan Medley, Music Director/Conductor
Saturday, March 5 at 8:00 p.m.
Ingomar United Methodist Church
Sunday, March 6 at 4:00 p.m.
Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church
Pittsburgh, PA

Friday, December 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Handel's MESSIAH
Calvary Episcopal Church

Lily Abreu, Soprano
Susan Schafer, Alto
Joseph Gaines, Tenor
Richard Teaster, Baritone
Alan Lewis, Conductor
Chatham Baroque
Pittsburgh, PA

November 2011
Pittsburgh Opera

Arturo (cover)
Antony Walker, Conductor
Pittsburgh, PA

November 21, 2010
BWV 29 "Wir danken dir, Gott" (Tenor Soloist)
The Choir of Sewickley Presbyterian Church

and members of the
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Craig Dobbins, Conductor
Pittsburgh, PA

October 2010
Fifth Annual Charles A. Lynam Vocal Competition
October 24: FINALIST

University of North Carolina Greensboro Opera Theater
The Greensboro Symphony
Greensboro, NC

Thursday, October 21, 2010
"A Warhol Life Imagined in Song"

A Recital Featuring Works of
Cage, Barber, Musto, Rorem, Harbison, and Bolcom
Pittsburgh Song Collaborative
A Special Event for Carnegie Museum Members
The Andy Warhol Museum
Joseph Gaines, Tenor
Benjamin Binder, Piano
and Visual Elements from the Warhol Collection
by Eric Shiner, Curator
5:30 p.m. Reception
6:30 p.m. Performance
Pittsburgh, PA

September 2010
Domenico Scarlatti's LA DIRINDINA
Ars Lyrica Houston

Jamie Barton, Mezzo-soprano (Dirindina)
Joseph Gaines, Tenor (Liscione)
Brian Shircliff, Baritone (Don Carissimo)
Matthew Dirst, Music Director
Tara Faircloth, Stage Director
Friday, September 24 at 7:30 p.m. 
Zilkha Hall, The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
Monday, September 27 at 7:30 p.m.
San Jacinto College
Houston, Texas

2009-2010 SEASON

Summer 2010
Central City Opera

Matthew Halls, Conductor
Catherine Malfitano, Stage Director
Central City, CO

May 24, 2010
Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari's I GIOIELLI DELLA MADONNA (Cicillo)

Teatro Grattacielo
David Wroe, Music Director/Conductor
The Rose Theater / Jazz at Lincoln Center
New York City

May 15, 2010
Masterworks of Mozart and Beethoven (Tenor Soloist)
The Combined Choirs of
Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church and
Sewickley Presbyterian Church

Katherine Mueller, Conductor
Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church
Pittsburgh, PA

April 24-May 2, 2010
Mozart's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO (Don Basilio/Curzio)
Pittsburgh Opera

Oren Gradus, Figaro
Sari Gruber, Susanna
Kevin Glavin, Bartolo
Lindsay Ammann, Marcellina
Zheng Cao, Cherubino
Joseph Gaines, Basilio/Curzio
Michael Todd Simpson, Count
Pamela Armstrong, Countess
Liam Moran, Antonio
Lara Lynn Cottrill, Barbarina
Gary Thor Wedow, Conductor
Pittsburgh, PA

April 18, 2010
Bach's B-Minor Mass (Tenor Soloist)
The Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh

Betsy Burleigh, Conductor
East Liberty Presbyterian Church
Pittsburgh, PA

February 14, 2010
Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610 (Tenor Soloist)
Calvary Episcopal Church
Chatham Baroque
The Spiritus Collective

Alan Lewis, Conductor
Pittsburgh, PA

Saturday, January 30, 2010
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Britten's Serenade (Tenor Soloist)
Charlottesville Chamber Orchestra

Ian Zook, Horn
Kate Tamarkin, Conductor
Charlottesville, VA

Thursday, January 14, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Stravinsky's THE RAKE'S PROGRESS (Sellem)
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

William Burden, Tom Rakewell
Heidi Stober, Anne Trulove
Peter Coleman-Wright, Nick Shadow
Nancy Maultsby, Baba the Turk
Kevin Langan, Trulove
Judith Christin, Mother Goose
Joseph Gaines, Sellem

Edo de Waart, Conductor/Artistic Partner
Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN

Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Handel's MESSIAH (Tenor Soloist)
The Choir of Men and Boys of
St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, NYC

with John Scott, Conductor

November 19, 2009
Mozart's CORONATION MASS (Tenor Soloist)
Stephen Concordia, Conductor
Saint Vincent Archabbey

Latrobe, PA

October 24-November 1, 2009
Verdi's FALSTAFF (Dr. Caius)
Pittsburgh Opera

Antony Walker, Conductor
Pittsburgh, PA

Friday, October 2, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Richard Strauss' ARIADNE AUF NAXOS (Scaramuccio)
Indianapolis Opera

Indianapolis, IN

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 8:00p
Igor Stravinsky's Pulcinella (Tenor Soloist)
Saturday, July 25, 2009 at 8:00p
Mozart's Requiem (Tenor Soloist)
Mendocino Music Festival

Allan Pollack, Artistic Director & Conductor
Mendocino, CA

2008-2009 SEASON

Sunday, May 10, 2009
Handel's Il Trionfo del Tempo (Tempo)
Ars Lyrica Houston

Matthew Dirst, Music Director
Houston, TX 

Friday, April 24, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Puccini's GIANNI SCHICCHI (Gherardo)
Opera Theater of Pittsburgh

Bernie MacDonald, Conductor
Pittsburgh, PA

Saturday, March 28, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Bach's St. John Passion (Evangelist)
Carnegie Mellon University

Maria Sensi Sellner, Conductor
Pittsburgh, PA

Friday, November 7, 2008
CPE Bach's Der Frühling (Tenor Soloist)
Ars Lyrica Houston

Matthew Dirst, Director
Houston, TX

Friday, September 5, 2008
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Handel's Ode for Saint Cecilia's Day (Tenor Soloist)
The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Conductor -- Douglas Boyd
Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN

May 28 through August 24, 2008
Glimmerglass Opera

2008 Young American Artists Program

Cooperstown, NY


by Richard Wagner
July 19, 22m, 28m;
August 2, 10m, 14, 16m, 22

m = matinees

Sunday-Tuesday Matinees at 2:00 p.m.*
Saturday Matinees at 1:30 p.m.
Evening performances at 8:00 p.m. 


Sunday, August 17, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.

Works of Britten, Poulenc, and A. Scarlatti
With Grant Wenaus, Pianist;
Juliet Petrus, Soprano;
Anthony Roth Costanzo, Counter-tenor;
Todd Boyce, Baritone.

2007-2008 SEASON

Saturday, March 1, 2008
Oratorio sopra la Concettione della Beata Vergine

by Alessandro Scarlatti
Ars Lyrica Houston
More information at www.arslyricahouston.org
Houston, TX
Saturday, December 8 at 3:00 p.m.
and Sunday, December 9 at 3:00 p.m., 2007
Handel's Messiah
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Nicholas Kraemer, Conductor
More information at www.detroitsymphony.com
Detroit, MI

Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Alumni Recital with Robert Brewer, Piano

Music of Bach, Schoenberg, Vaughan Williams, Britten, Offenbach, and Kander/Ebb
University of Houston Honors College
More information at www.uh.edu/honors
Houston, TX

Sunday, October 7, 2007
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
All-Britten Program

Suite for Tenor and Chorus from Gloriana
Rejoice in the Lamb
Three Folksong Arrangements with Keith Weber, piano
Cantare Houston
Kevin Riehle, Director
More information at www.cantarehoustonsingers.org
Houston, TX 

Friday, September 28, 2007
Sunday, September 30, 2007
Mozart 's The Magic Flute (Monostatos)
Indianapolis Opera

With the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra
Conductor -- James Caraher
Stage Director -- John Davies
More information at www.indyopera.org
Indianapolis, IN

May 30 through August 28, 2007
2007 Glimmerglass Opera Young American Artists Program

Cooperstown, NY 

Orpheus in the Underworld (Mercury)
by Jacques Offenbach
July 7, 9m, 15m, 24m, 29m;
August 2, 4m, 7m, 10, 13m, 18, 26m

Orphée (Glazier-cover; Reporter-cover)
by Philip Glass
July 21, 23m, 31m;
August 4, 12m, 16, 18m, 21m, 24, 27m

Solo Recital with Timothy Hoekman, piano
Sunday August 12 at 6:45 p.m.

Grace Episcopal Church – Cherry Valley
Works of Martin Luther, Bach, Schoenberg, Vaughan Williams, and Kander/Ebb

2006-2007 SEASON

Saturday, May 19, 2007 at 8:00 p.m. 
Haydn's Harmoniemesse
The Bronx Symphony Orchestra

José Alejandro Guzman, Conductor
Lovinger Theater, Lehman College
Bronx, NY

Friday, May 4, 2007 at 8:00 p.m. 
Sunday, May 6, 2007 at 2:00 p.m.
Verdi's Falstaff (Bardolfo)
Indianapolis Opera

With the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra
Falstaff -- Timothy Noble
Alice -- Amy Johnson
Conductor -- James Caraher
Stage Director -- Michael Ehrman
Indianapolis, IN

Saturday, March 24, 2006 at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 25, 2006 at 4:00 p.m.
Mozart Great Mass in C minor (K.427)
Mozart Litaniae de venerabili altaris Sacramento (K. 243)
The Master Singers of Westchester

Les Hadsell, Conductor
Bedford, NY

Tuesday, December 12, 2006 at 7:30 p.m. 
and Thursday, December 14, 2006 at 7:30 p.m. 
Handel's Messiah
The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys with Concert Royale

Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue
New York City

Saturday, December 2, 2006 at 7:30 p.m.
I Pagliacci (Beppe)

by Ruggiero Leoncavallo
Opera Company of Brooklyn
New York City

Saturday, November 18, 2006 at 7:00 p.m.
and Sunday, November 26, 2006 at 3:00 p.m.
Madama Butterfly (Goro)

by Giacomo Puccini
Regina Opera
New York City 

Summer 2006
Apprentice Artist, Central City Opera: 

Mainstage roles in The Ballad of Baby Doe (Old Miner, President Chester Arthur, Mayor of Leadville)
L'Incoronazione di Poppea (Liberto, Soldato) 
Central City, CO

2005-2006 SEASON

Sunday, May 7, 2006 at 3:00 p.m.
The Splendor of Bach: Cantata Fest
Washington Bach Consort, J. Reilly Lewis, Conductor

Schlesinger Performing Arts Center
Alexandria, VA

Saturday, April 1, 2006 at 8:00 p.m. 
Handel's Messiah
Atlanta Baroque Orchestra and Several Dancers Core

Antoine Plante, Conductor
The Rialto Center for the Performing Arts
Atlanta, GA

January through March, 2006
Apprentice Artist, Sarasota Opera: 

Concert Scenes include Cosi fan Tutte (Ferrando), Wuthering Heights (Joseph), and Falstaff (Caius)
Sarasota, FL

Sunday, November 27, 2005 at 5:00 p.m. 
J.S. Bach's Christmas Oratorio, Parts I & II
(Evangelist & aria soloist) 

Houston Bach Society Choir and Orchestra
Christ the King Lutheran Church
Houston, TX

Monday, September 19, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. 
Recital with Tom Jaber, piano

Music of Bach, Britten, Howells, Hahn, Duparc, Kander/Ebb, Verdi, Vaughn Williams
St. Paul's United Methodist Church
Houston, TX

August 2005
World Premiere Recording
"Oratorio sopra la Concettione della Beata Vergine" 

by Alessandro Scarlatti
Ars Lyrica Houston
Houston, TX

In the 1980s at the Houston Children's Museum in Houston, Texas.