Bass Joshua Arky, described by Times Argus as having “a rich, expressive bass,” recently returned to San Diego Opera to perform Fiorello in Il barbiere di Siviglia. Other recent performances include several recitals with San Diego Opera, Marchese in La Traviata with FF Collective SD, and many varied appearances with LA CENA È PRONTA, a project Joshua co-founded that explores the ways music and food intersect.
Other career highlights include Don Alfonso in Così fan tutte with Opera San José; Sacristan in Tosca,Jake Wallace in La fanciulla del West, Frank Maurrant (cover) in Street Scene and Leporello (cover) in Don Giovanni with Virginia Opera; Don Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia with Sugar Creek Opera; Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro withPoint Loma Opera Theatre; Hidraot in Gluck’s Armide with OperaNEO; Alidoro in an English version of La Cenerentola and Sergeant of Police in The Pirates of Penzance with Opéra Louisiane; the Captain of the Inquisition in Man of La Mancha and Dottore Grenvil in La traviata with Central City Opera; and Collatinus in The Rape of Lucretia with the Green Mountain Opera Festival.
In concert, Mr. Arky has performed as Zuniga in Carmen with Denyce Graves and the Richmond Symphony, and as a soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Binghamton Philharmonic, Mozart’s Requiem with Hunter College, Händel’s Messiah with Columbia University, and Puccini’s Messa di Requiem with the Greenwich Choral Society.
Mr. Arky was the 2016 recipient of the Rohatyn Great Promise Award at the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (Eastern Region). He was also a 2015 Regional Finalist for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (Eastern Region).
Mr. Arky holds a Master of Music from the Manhattan School of Music, where he was a recipient of the President’s Award and the Alexandra Hunt Endowed Vocal Scholarship. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sustainable Development from Columbia University, where he graduated cum laude.
Bizet |Carmen | Zuniga / Escamillo
Bloch |Macbeth | Un vieillard
Boismortier |Don Quichotte Chez la Duchesse | Merlin
Britten |The Rape of Lucretia | Collatinus
Gluck |Armide | Hidraot
Leigh |Man of La Mancha | Captain of the Inquisition
Mozart |Così fan tutte| Don Alfonso
Mozart |Don Giovanni| Leporello / Il Commendatore / Masetto
Mozart |Die Zauberflöte| Sarastro / Sprecher
Mozart |Le nozze di Figaro| Figaro / Antonio
Puccini |La bohème | Colline
Puccini |La fanciulla del West | Ashby / Jake Wallace
Puccini | La rondine | Crébillon
Puccini | Tosca | Angelotti / Sacristan
Sullivan | The Pirates of Penzance | Sergeant of Police / Pirate King
Rossini | Il barbiere di Siviglia | Don Basilio / Fiorello
Rossini | La cenerentola | Alidoro
Verdi | La traviata | Dottore Grenvil / Marchese
Verdi | Luisa Millier | Graf Walter
Verdi | Macbeth | Banquo
Verdi | Rigoletto | Sparafucile / Monterone / Graf Ceprano
Weill | Street Scene | Frank Maurrant / Carl Olsen / Vincent Jones
Beethoven |9. Sinfonie
Händel | Messias
Puccini |Messa di Gloria
"In diesen heil'gen Hallen" | Die Zauberflöte
"On the Street Where You Live" | My Fair Lady
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