Joshua Lee Wheeker, a native of Dayton Ohio, will return to LA Opera in the 2018/19 season for his third year with the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program. His appearances with the company have included Malcolm in Macbeth, Cacambo in Candide, Abdallo in Nabucco and Borsa in Rigoletto. Additionally, he has covered the leading tenor roles in The Pearl Fishers, The Abduction from the Seraglio, Nabucco and Rigoletto.
Recent performances include both Don Basilio and Don Curzio in The Marriage of Figaro and Malcolm in Macbeth with Kentucky Opera. He has also appeared with Dayton Opera, Opera Iowa, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Aspen Music Festival, and Des Moines Metro Opera. He has performed under the baton of James Conlon, Placido Domingo, Steven Lord and Grant Gershon. He has been the District winner, and recipient of awards for the Regional portion of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
In the summer of 2019, he will return to Opera Theatre of Saint Louis for his role debut as the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto.