The internationally renowned soprano Rosemary Joshua is the head of Dutch National Opera Studio, a two-year trainee programme for young artists that started in September 2018.
Rosemary Joshua’s career has spanned over three decades as a singer. She has appeared on all the main international stages in the world in roles such as Adele Die Fledermaus, (Metropolitan opera) Bystrouška Het Sluwe Vosje and Tytania A Midsummer Night's Dream (La Scala di Milano), Anne Trulove The Rake's Progress (ROH Covent Garden, Glyndebourne, Brussels de Munt), Oscar Un ballo in maschera (DNO), Despina Cosi fan tutte (ROH Covent Garden, LA Phil/ Dudamel ) Susanna Le nozze di Figaro (Glyndebourne, Koeln, Bayerische Staatsoper München, Welsh National Opera, ENO). Her extensive concert repertoire has been in collaboration with some of the greatest conductors including Sir Simon Rattle , Gustavo Dudamel , Sir Mark Elder , Vladimir Jorowski, Sir Charles Mackerras and Sir Collin Davis.
Rosemary Joshua made a name for herself above all as a specialist Handel interpreter from her debut in Aix-en-Provence in 1996 as Angelica Orlando with William Christie(also in ROH Covent Garden, Bayerische Staatsoper München),Cleopatra Giulio Cesare (TCE Paris, Florida Grand Opera), Poppea Agrippina (Oper Köln, Brussels de Munt, TCE Paris), Ginevra Ariodante (San Diego Opera, Bolshoi Theatre Moscow), Nitocris Belshazzar (Aix-en-Provence festival, Staatsoper Berlin, Innsbruck festival), title role Semele (Aix-en-Provence and Innsbruck festival, Köln , ENO and Partenope ENO) and has an extensive discography in the baroque repertoire .
Rosemary has been teaching, coaching and advising young singers since 2015 and collaborates frequently with various Young artists programs, including The Zürich Opera Studio and The Bolshoi young artists program. She was appointed as head of Dutch National Opera Studio in September 2018, helping to create a brand new, relevant international program supporting and representing some of the brightest talents of the new generation.
From 10 October 2021, Rosemary Joshua is featured in the new TV programme ARIA by Omroep Max. During the eight weekly episodes of this show, ten talented opera singers will sing a well-known arias, which will be judged by an expert jury, led by Rosemary Joshua.