Tenor Joshua Sanders joins the Teatro Regio di Torino as a resident artist for the 2017/18 season after winning the Opera Foundation's Amber Capital Scholarship. At Teatro Regio he will sing roles in Tristan und Isolde, Turandot, Salome, Montedverdi's L'Orfeo, Verdi's I Lombardi alla prima crociata, and Le nozze di Figaro. In May of 2018, he will make a debut at Deutsche Oper Berlin as the judge in Un ballo in maschera.
In the summer of 2017, Mr. Sanders completed a residency as a Bel Canto Young Artist at the Caramoor Festival, where he sang the role of Il conte in Manuel García's Un avvertimento ai gelosi, and covered the role of Gualtiero in Bellini's Il pirata. An alumnus of the Studio Artist program at Wolf Trap Opera, Mr. Sanders returned there in May of 2017 for the premiere of Listen, Wilhelmina! a new children's opera by David Hanlon and Kathy Kelly. In 2015, he made his principal debut with Madison Opera as Tobias Ragg in Sweeney Todd.
As a concert artist, Mr. Sanders made his debut with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra in 2016 as the Imaginary Voice in Berlioz’s Lélio. He has also been seen as a featured performer in Lee Mingwei’s Sonic Blossom exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, and as the tenor soloist in Bach’s Magnificat with the Westchester Oratorio Society. Other concert credits include: tenor soloist in Bach’s St. John Passion, Handel's Messiah, and Vaughan William’s Pilgrims Journey.
Mr. Sanders was recently named a winner of the Bel Canto Vocal Scholarship Foundation's 30th annual competition. In 2016, he was an honored recipient of awards from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and the Heida Hermanns International Voice Competition. He was a 2015 finalist in the Gerda Lissner song competition, and in the same year was awarded a study grant from Wolf Trap Opera
In August of 2018 Mr. Sanders will return to the United States for a debut at the Berkshire Opera Festival as Matteo Borsa in Verdi's Rigoletto.
Mr. Sanders received a Master's Degree from the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with Ruth Golden. He also holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.