Joseph Dennis brings “a sweet and gleaming tenor of unforced beauty” (New York Times) to the opera world, as he has become one of the most exciting tenor voices performing on the international opera stage today. He first gained international attention in the summer of 2014, when he stepped into the title role at short notice in Huang Ruo’s opera Dr. Sun Yat-sen (American premiere, Santa Fe Opera), singing the complete role in Mandarin Chinese, and to great acclaim.
Mozart’s mystical adventure follows the journey of Prince Tamino as he enters the realm of Sarastro to rescue the beautiful Princess Pamina. Armed with a magic flute and accompanied by the rambunctious bird catcher Papageno, Tamino must endure trials of the heart, mind, and spirit to prove his love. A treasured fantasy with beautiful arias, The Magic Flute is an experience the whole family will enjoy.
‘Die Zauberflöte’ with jubilation for new Papageno
“Joseph Dennis gave a more than remarkable talent as Tamino, with a melodic, high-pitched lyrical tenor. The young American, ensemble member since 2015, is a promise for the future!”
— Karl Masek, Der Neue Merker
“Joseph Dennis was in his Role Debut as the virtue-seeking prince just as convincing, The pronunciation of the young American tenor was outstanding.”
“The des Grieux of Joseph Dennis was so ardent that the opera might have been named after him. His tenor is gaining an appealing baritonal overlay as he matures, yet he ably finessed a delicately floated head voice for ‘En fermant les yeux.’ His ‘Ah! Fuyez douce image’ was excellent.”
“[Winner] tenor Joseph Dennis … sang with expressive elegance in ‘Salut, demeure chaste et pure’ from Gounod’s ‘Faust.’”