The 2018/19 season marked tenor Joshua Wheeker's third year with LA Opera's young artist program.
His appearances with the company have included Malcolm in Macbeth, Cacambo in Candide, Abdallo in Nabucco, Borsa in Rigoletto and Count Lerma in Don Carlo. Additionally, he has covered the leading tenor roles in The Pearl Fishers, The Abduction from the Seraglio, Nabucco and Rigoletto.
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.
Recent performances include both Don Basilio and Don Curzio in The Marriage of Figaro and Malcolm in Macbeth with Kentucky Opera. He has previously 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. In March 2019, he will compete in the national semi-finals of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.