Rosemary Joshua
Photo: Jan Willem Kaldenbach

Rosemary Joshua

Head Opera Studio

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 2 October 2022, Rosemary Joshua is featured in the second season of the succesful 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.

Last update: 03-10-2022