Josh Whelan (Canada)

baritone

Biography

(3rd year) – NOVA SCOTIA (Halifax)
Josh completed a Masters of Music (Opera Performance) at the University of Toronto on a Bombardier Scholarship (SSHRC), as a student of J. Patrick Raftery. He was heard in the title roles of Don Giovanni (Accademia Europea dell’Opera), Le nozze di Figaro (Centre for Opera Studies in Italy), and Aleko (Opera Five). Since 2013, he made his opera debut with Saskatoon Opera in Carmen (Moralès/Le Dancaïre) and Opéra de Montréal in Turandot (Mandarino). His most recent performances include Fiorello (Il barbiere di Siviglia ; OdM), Malatesta (Don Pasquale; JMC), Sam (Trouble in Tahiti; Atelier lyrique), as well as Le Directeur/Le Gendarme (Les Mamelles de Tirésias; IVAI Tel Aviv). His 2015-2016 projects include : Otello (Opéra de Montréal) and L’elisir d’amore (Belcore) with the Lanaudière Sinfonia.

Recently

Dr. Malatesta, Don Pasquale (Jeunesses Musicales du Canada) ; Rendez-vous à l’opérette (Atelier lyrique) ; Sam, Trouble in Tahiti (Orchestre de chambre McGill Chamber Orchestra) ; Fiorello, Il barbiere di Siviglia  (Opéra de Montréal) ; Le Dancaire / Morales, Carmen  (Saskatoon Opera) ; Silvio, Pagliacci (Maritime Concert Opera) ; Le Directeur / Le Gendarme, Les Mamelles de Tirésias (IVAI: Tel Aviv)

Upcoming

Montano, Otello (Opéra de Montréal) ; Belcore, L'elisir d'amore (Sinfonia de Lanaudière) 

Opéra de Montréal

Turandot Le  Mandarin May 2014
Il barbiere di Siviglia Fiorello Sept 14
Otello Montano Jan 16