From ELIZABETH CREE, by Kevin Puts and Mark Campbell (2017):

Joseph Gaines, tenor, and Kevin Puts, piano.

From CREE IN THE CRYPT, a promotional event on The Crypt Sessions concert series in New York. This performance was in advance of Opera Philadelphia's 2017 world premiere of ELIZABETH CREE by composer Kevin Puts and librettist Mark Campbell.

In the wake of a spate of violent murders in Victorian London (and after being interviewed by the police as a suspect himself), Dan ponders the general state of things in "O Woeful World."

The brilliantly written part of the melancholy comic Dan Leno—half Sportin’ Life, half Cabaret M.C. , with a superimposed Brittenesque tinta—offered a field day to light tenor Joseph Gaines, who met the challenge with vocal skill and superb physicality.
— Opera News (2017)

Joseph Gaines, tenor, and Kevin Puts, piano.

From CREE IN THE CRYPT, a promotional event on The Crypt Sessions concert series in New York. This performance was in advance of Opera Philadelphia's 2017 world premiere of ELIZABETH CREE by composer Kevin Puts and librettist Mark Campbell.

Here, Dan is in drag as Bluebeard's Maid in a music hall "play-within-a-play" scene from the opera.

Tenor Joseph Gaines, as the music-hall comic Dan Leno, was every inch his camped-up real life inspiration, from his Cockney maid persona with braids jutting out from the side of his head to his po-faced corralling of the troupe, when conversation became vulgar, into morally ‘higher ground’ (a refrain so funny in its mealy-mouthed respectability, as to give rise to a loud chuckle each time it came around).
— BachTrack (2017)

Opera Philadelphia:  Dan Leno (tenor Joseph Gaines), Little Victor (tenor Jason Ferrante), Doris (mezzo-soprano Melissa Parks) and Uncle (bass Matt Boehler) welcome Elizabeth (mezzo-soprano Daniela Mack) into their theatrical family. A scene from ELIZABETH CREE, a new opera from composer Kevin Puts and librettist Mark Campbell that made its world premiere at the Perelman Theater September 14-23, 2017.


Excerpt from Opera Omnia's 2013 production of Monteverdi's IL RITORNO D'ULISSE IN PATRIA (The Return of Ulysses). Music Director (and harpsichord): Avi Stein Stage Director: Crystal Manich Venue: The Barysnikov Arts Center, New York City Year: 2013 Performed in English in a translation from the original Italian by Anne Ridler.
In an otherwise fast-paced second act, you had no reason to want to spend so much time with the glutton Irus on his way to his suicide: no reason, that is, apart from the fine singing of Joseph Gaines.
— The New York Times (2013)