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Rosemary Joshua

  • Soprano


Rosemary Joshua is especially highly regarded internationally for her Handel roles, having sung Ginevra (Ariodante) in San Diego; Angelica (Orlando) in Munich, for Covent Garden and at the Aix-en- Provence Festival; Poppaea (Agrippina) in Cologne, Brussels and Paris; Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare) in Paris, Amsterdam and Florida; and the title-role in Semele at the Aix-en-Provence and Innsbruck festivals, Flanders Opera, Cologne Opera, the BBC Proms and at English National Opera - for which she was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award. Most recently she has sung Nitocris (Belshazzar) at the Deutsche Staatsoper, Berlin, and at the Innsbruck and Aix-en-Provence festivals and the title-role in Partenope at the English National Opera.

Her plans include Despina (Così fan tutte) at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Nitocris in Toulouse and Vixen at the Netherlands Opera.

In concert she appears regularly with many of the world’s finest orchestras, and with conductors such as Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Philippe Herreweghe, René Jacobs, Sir Charles Mackerras, Sir Roger Norrington and Sir Simon Rattle.