Rosemary Joshua's most recent engagements have included Despina in staged performances of Così fan tutte with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel; her first Contessa in concert performances of Le nozze di Figaro on tour with the Freiburger Barock Orchester and René Jacobs; John Adams' El Niño with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski and the title role in concert performances of Theodora on tour with The English Concert and Harry Bicket.
Notable operatic appearances have included Anne Trulove The Rake's Progress and Despina Così fan tutte (Covent Garden); Tytania A Midsummer Night's Dream (La Scala); Oscar Un ballo in maschera and Helen in the world premiere of Manfred Trojahn's Orest (Netherlands Opera); Adèle Die Fledermaus (Metropolitan Opera) and the title role in The Cunning Little Vixen (Opéra National du Rhin, Netherlands Opera & La Scala).
She is particularly regarded internationally for her many Handel roles, having sung Ginevra Ariodante (San Diego, Moscow); Angelica Orlando (Munich, Covent Garden & Aix-en-Provence); Poppaea Agrippina (Cologne, Brussels & Paris); Cleopatra Giulio Cesare (Paris, Amsterdam & Florida); and the title-role in Semele (Aix-en-Provence, Innsbruck Festival, Flanders, Cologne, BBC Proms & English National Opera - for which she was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award). Most recently she has sung Nitocris Belshazzar (Deutsche Staatsoper, Théâtre du Capitole, Innsbruck Festival & Aix-en-Provence) and the title-role in Partenope (English National Opera).
In concert she appears regularly with the world’s finest orchestras and conductors and recent highlights have included Bach Cantatas (Bayerischer Rundfunk/Antonini), Nitocris in a concert tour of Handel's Belshazzar (Les Arts Florissants/Christie), Mahler's Symphony no. 4 (Orchestre des Champs-Elysées/Herreweghe), Mendelssohn's Elijah at the BBC Proms (Gabrieli Consort/McCreesh), Ilia Idomeneo at the Edinburgh Festival (Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Norrington), Poulenc's Gloria (Hallé Orchestra/ Elder) and Handel's Messiah in Carnegie Hall (Les Violons du Roy/Labadie).
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