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Joseph Kennedy

Baritone

JOSEPH KENNEDY began his studies at Birmingham Conservatoire where he won the Cecil Drew Oratorio Prize and graduated with first class honours. He went on to postgraduate studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (GSMD) under the tutelage of Prof. Susan McCulloch, graduating with distinction. Performance highlights include; Footman in Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier (CBSO-Symphony Hall); a live broadcast on BBC Radio 3 'In Tune' singing operatic excerpts; Haydn Creation (RPO). Most recently, Joseph performed the role of Don Giovanni for Hampstead Garden Opera, where he was described as “a perfect fit, from his towering physical presence and air of inviolable privilege to his sensitive voice”.

As a concert soloist Joseph has performed Verdi Requiem, Mozart Requiem, Faure Requiem, Haydn Nelson Mass, Handel Messiah, Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle and Stabat Mater, Monteverdi Vespers, Britten War Requiem, Orff Carmina Burana, and Puccini Messa di Gloria.

In opera, roles include Forester The Cunning Little Vixen, Noye Noye's Fludde (Operamus), Indian The Bartered Bride (BYO), Adonis Venus and Adonis (La Nuova Musica), Le Podestat Le Docteur Miracle (Pop-Up Opera), Death Savitri (Operaview), Kouravar Lakme (OHP), Guglielmo Cosi fan Tutte (Pop-Up Opera). Opera scenes include GSMD: Mr. Ford The Merry Wives of Windsor, Malatesta Don Pasquale; Harlekin Ariadne auf Naxos, and Marcello La Bohéme. Joseph was also a Christine Collins Young Artist at Opera Holland Park in their 2015 summer season.

Joseph will next be performing Vaughan-Williams Five Mystical Songs in Cambridge.

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