Joseph Hubbard, bass. With recent mainstage engagements at Virginia Opera, Opera Southwest, Aldeburgh Festival in England, and Aspen Music Festival, Mr. Hubbard has performed around 30 different operatic roles ranging from early 17th century to contemporary works and new premieres, featuring characters such as Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro, Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Seneca in L’incoronazione di Poppea, and Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte.
As a concert soloist with extensive experience in early music performance, Mr. Hubbard's soloist credits include Alexander's Feast with Mountainside Baroque, TENET, and The Newberry Consort; Nico Muhly’s My Days with Anthony Roth Costanzo and Beth Morrison Projects at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum; Beethoven 9 at Boston Symphony Hall with Ken-David Masur and the BU Symphony Orchestra; Mass in B Minor with Handel Society of Dartmouth College; Abbot in an orchestral workshop of Paola Prestini’s Gilgamesh from The Ouroboros Trilogy with Beth Morrison Projects, Julian Wachner, and the Opera Institute; Israel in Egypt with Music at Marsh Chapel Boston; the title character of Fauvel in the 14th-century Le Roman de Fauvel with The Newberry Consort; a solo cantata by Johann Schelle with the North Carolina Historically-Informed Performances Festival; music from the Collegio Germanico with the Duke University Vespers Ensemble at the Boston Early Music Festival; Russian Orthodox chant with Duke University Vespers Ensemble and S:t Jacobs Kammarkör in Stockholm, Sweden, and on tour throughout Scandinavia; Messiah with South Dakota Chorale; debuts at the Madison Early Music Festival, Art Institute of Chicago, and The Morgan Library and Museum (NYC) with Schola Antiqua of Chicago; Bach’s Mass in B Minor with the American Bach Soloists and Academy; and Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610 in touring performances with Grammy-winning Ars Lyrica Houston, Orpheus Chamber Singers, and The Whole Noyse. As an ensemble singer, he has sung with such groups as Handel + Haydn Society, Schola Antiqua of Chicago, and South Dakota Chorale, with whom he also serves as Artistic Advisor and Artist Manager.
Mr. Hubbard has earned a Certificate in Opera Performance from the Opera Institute at Boston University, and holds degrees from Northwestern University (M.Mus in Voice Performance and Literature) and the University of North Texas (B.Mus. in Vocal Performance).
Johann Schelle, “Wer da glaübet und getauft wird” (bass solo cantata), movement 3:
Johann Schelle, “Wer da glaübet und getauft wird” (bass solo cantata), movement 4:
G. F. Handel “Revenge, Timotheus Cries” from Alexander’s Feast