Australian-American bass Joshua Bloom is frequently praised for his “resplendent bass” and “huge vocal capacity” alongside an “outstanding dramatic precision and power” (New York Times, Independent) across a remarkable variety of repertoire from Mozart, Wagner, and Strauss, to world premiere works by Gerald Barry and Richard Ayres. He has sung principal roles with Oper Köln, English National Opera, Garsington Opera, the Royal Opera House, San Francisco Opera, Wiener Staatsoper, LA Opera, Opera Australia, New York’s Metropolitan Opera, Washington National Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Badisches Staatstheater, Irish National Opera, and New Israeli Opera, among others. In the 2022-23 Season, Bloom will make multiple house debuts in Semele (Cadmus) for Opera de Lille, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Bottom) for Opéra de Rouen Normandie, and Nixon in China (Kissinger) for Opéra national de Paris. On the concert platform, he will perform Handel’s Messiah with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and The Death of Klinghoffer (Rambo) at The Concertgebouw. Highlights from past seasons include Die Vögel (Ratefreund) and Rusalka (Vodnik) for Opera Köln, Aida (Ramfis and the King) for New Israeli Opera, and Don Giovanni (Leporello) for Welsh National Opera.