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JOSHUA HUGHES

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Upcoming Performances

Verdi's Rigoletto
Opera San José

Joshua covers the role of Monterone in Verdi's

classic tale of honor, curses, and revenge.

 

California Theatre

San José, CA

TICKETS

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Alma Deutscher's Cinderella 
Opera San José

Joshua made his OSJ principal role debut in November 2022 with only two days' notice! Now you can watch it yourself.

Opera San José's opulent staging of Alma Deutscher's Cinderella is available for free viewing, made possible due to the generous support of the Packard Humanities Institute.

The production, filmed at the magnificent California Theatre in San Jose last fall, featured the international conducting debut of prodigy composer/musician Deutscher, who led the Opera San José Orchestra in a critically acclaimed performance, staged by Brad Dalton.

Performance Résumé

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Recent performances

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Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia
Opera San José

 

Joshua returns to OSJ in a whimsical new production of this iconic opera singing the role of Fiorello and covering Basilio.

November 11-26, 2023

California Theatre

San José, CA

TICKETS

Verdi's Il Trovatore
San Francisco Opera

Joshua make's his San Francisco Opera debut performing in the chorus of Sir David McVicar’s production conducted by Eun Sun Kim. Principal artists include Angel Blue and Anita Rachvelishvili

 

September 12 - October 1, 2023

War Memorial Opera House

San Francisco, CA

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Wagner's Der fliegende Holländer
West Bay Opera

Joshua performs his first Wagner opera singing the role of Daland in "The Flying Dutchman." This production marks Joshua's third role with WBO this season.

 

May 26-June 4, 2023

Lucie Stern Theater

Palo Alto, CA

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Puccini's Tosca
Opera San José

Joshua continues his season with OSJ performing the role of Sciarrone while covering Angelotti.

April 15-30, 2023

California Theatre

San José, CA

Mozart's Don Giovanni
West Bay Opera

Joshua returns to WBO performing both Masetto and Il Commendatore: a feat rarely seen since the 1787 premiere.

February 17-26, 2023

Lucie Stern Theater

Palo Alto, CA

Alma Deutscher's Cinderella
Opera San José

Back by popular demand! The 2017 American premiere of teenage prodigy Alma’s Deutscher’s Cinderella sold out months before its December run. OSJ is remounting this instant classic with a new twist: Alma returns to make her American operatic conducting debut! Joshua makes his OSJ principal role debut as the King's Minister.

Nov. 12-27, 2022

California Theatre

San José, CA

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Verdi's La Traviata
West Bay Opera

Joshua makes his West Bay Opera debut as Doctor Grenvil in the most popular opera in the entire repertoire. This classic production with period costumes, a magnificent set, and full orchestra and chorus is sure to be an unforgettable experience.

October 14-23, 2022

Lucie Stern Theater

Palo Alto, CA

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Iolanthe
Lamplighter's Music Theatre

Joshua makes his Bay Area principal role debut in a fresh take on the classic Gilbert and Sullivan operetta. The role of Lord Chancellor has been a favorite of his since performing Iolanthe in 2016 with Young Vic and he is thrilled to return to Lamplighter's Music Theatre for a completely different interpretation.

Aug. 6 & 7, 2022

Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts

Aug. 13 & 14, 2022

Blue Shield of CA Theatre at YBCA, San Francisco 

 

Simulcast on August 14, 2PM Pacific

Aug. 21, 2022

Bankhead Theatre, Livermore Performing Arts Center 

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Joshua returns to Santa Cruz for another brand-new sight-specific historical play by Dana Bagshaw. Joshua plays Joseph Boston, a broad-minded renaissance man who came to California from New York in 1849. 

July 9 and 10, 2022

Calvary Episcopal Church

FULL PERFORMANCE

Stravinsky's OEDIPUS REX
San Francisco Symphony

Joshua returns to the San Francisco Symphony Chorus for an epic performance of Stravinsky's "Oedipus Rex" and "Symphony of Psalms" staged by legendary director Peter Sellars. Conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen, the orchestra, and chorus are joined by a cast of stellar vocalists, including J'Nai Bridges and Willard White. 

June 10-12, 2022

Davies Symphony Hall

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A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
Lamplighter's Music Theatre

Joshua makes his Lamplighter's debut as about a dozen different characters who will appear throughout this hilarious, Tony Award-winning musical. 

May 28-June 5, 2022

Presidio Theatre Performing Arts Center

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West Side Story
Opera San José

Joshua made his OSJ role debut as Baby John in Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim’s classic American tale of two star-crossed lovers and the prejudices that keep them apart. Bursting with passion, humor, dancing, and some of the most memorable music ever written, this stunning production of West Side Story – the company’s first-ever musical – will be conducted by Christopher James Ray and staged by director Crystal Manich.

 

April 16-May 1, 2022

California Theatre

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Musical Meditations:
Joshua Hughes and Kevin Navarro in Recital

Watch the recorded Livestream of Joshua's most recent recital at Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption in San Francisco

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Repertoire includes one of only three cantatas J.S. Bach wrote for solo bass "Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen" BWV 56, stunning piano concert works by Chopin, and selections from Mendelssohn's seminal oratorio "Elijah."

Sunday, August 8, 2021

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The Three Bachs of Christmas
Soli Deo Gloria

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After a 21 month hiatus, Soli Deo Gloria and Orchestra Gloria are back with a one-of-a-kind Christmas concert featuring the most famous music family in history. In his third concert with SDG, Joshua will be featured as the bass soloist in CPE Bach's Magnificat, JCF Bach's Die Kindheit Jesu, and JS Bach's "Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland" BWV 62.

 

Saturday, December 4, 2021, 3:30 p.m.: Grace Lutheran, Palo Alto

Sunday, December 5, 2021, 3:30 p.m.: St. Joseph Basilica, Alameda

Information and Tickets

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La Bohème
Santa Cruz

Joshua creates the role of Henry Thompson in a new play by Dana Bagshaw based on actual 19th-Century Santa Cruz residents. Known by the stage name Enrico Tomaso, Henry studied with Lamperti in Italy and became an international opera star before returning to Santa Cruz and finding love.

Sunday, August 22 and 29, 4 PM

Carmelita Cottages, Santa Cruz, CA

Watch the full performance HERE:

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Tap Your Toes!

An Evening on Broadway

Join us for a night of great musical theatre solos, duets, and trios from Broadway classics like Guys and Dolls to the masterworks of Stephen Sondheim. Part of St. Ignatius Parish's Virtual Virtuoso Concert Series, Joshua was a featured soloist at this live-streamed concert.

 

Watch the full performance here.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

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Songs of San Francisco

A Celebration of Bay Area Composers

Joshua returned to St. Ignatius Parish's Virtual Virtuoso Concert Series for a live-streamed concert celebrating both well-known and emerging local composers. Joshua is particularly honored to be performing pieces from Kirke Mechem's "From the Heartland" for the composer himself.

Watch the full performance here.

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Holiday Vocalist at

Hong Kong Disneyland

Joshua spent the 2020 holiday season as a caroler and performer at the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort!

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Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Houston
Career Grant Finals 2021

Joshua performed as one of nine finalists from around the country for the Society's 2020-21 Career Grants and received the President's Choice Award!

View the performances here 

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