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Bloom, Joshua (bass)

Joshua Bloom (bass)

Australian bass Joshua Bloom studied on the Young Artist Programme of Opera Australia, and later the Merola and Adler Fellowship Programmes at the San Francisco Opera. He has sung principal roles with numerous companies worldwide, including Opera Australia, San Francisco Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Santa Fe Opera, New York’s Metropolitan Opera, Washington National Opera, English National Opera, Opera Northern Ireland, and Garsington Opera, and at the Wiener Staatsoper and Badisches Staatstheater.

Recent highlights include a world premiere of Gerald Barry’s Alice’s Adventures Underground with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Britten Sinfonia, conducted by Thomas Adès; productions of Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre under Sir Simon Rattle, with both the London Symphony Orchestra and the Berlin Philharmonic, directed by Peter Sellars; his role debut as Blansac (Rossini’s La Scala di Seta) with the Orchestra of Scottish Opera; and a return to the title role of Le Nozze di Figaro at Garsington Opera and at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées.

Joshua Bloom appears on NMC’s Grammy-nominated recording of Gerald Barry’s The Importance of Being Earnest as Algernon Moncrieff, conducted by Thomas Adès; the New York Philharmonic’s live recording of Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen as Harašta, conducted by Alan Gilbert; and the Metropolitan Opera’s HD broadcast of Mozart’s Don Giovanni as Masetto, conducted by Fabio Luisi.

On the concert stage, Bloom has appeared with the Berlin Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, the London Symphony Orchestra, the LA Philharmonic, the Britten Sinfonia, the Auckland Philharmonic, and the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, as well as the Melbourne, Queensland, Adelaide, and Western Australian Symphony orchestras.

Born in Australia to musician parents, he studied cello and double bass as well as being a chorister at St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne. He went on to study History at the University of Melbourne, before making his professional operatic debut in an OzOpera touring production of The Barber of Seville.


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