Soprano ROSEMARY JOSHUA has enjoyed an international career for over 30 years . She now devotes time to nurturing and tworking with young artists and is the Artistic Director of the Dutch National Opera Studio in Amsterdam, which launches its first season in September 2018 , at the Dutch National Opera House.
Her career has taken her to opera houses and concert halls all over the world Festival D Aix-en-Provence and Glyndebourne Festival Opera, The London BBC Proms, The Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Deutsche Oper, Berlin Staatsoper, Bayerisches Staatsoper, n Munich ,Nederlands Opera, La Scala Milan, Tchaikovski hall in Moscow, Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, LA Philharmonic, The Metropolitan Opera, New York, Carnegie hall and Wigmore hall London., La Monnaie, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, She gained great critical acclaim in the title role of The Cunning Little Vixen and her reputation as a Handelian specialist led her to sing Angelica (Orlando), Ginevra (Ariodante), Poppea (Agrippina), Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare) and the title roles in Semele and in Partenope all over Europe.
Rosemary performed many Mozart’s roles : Ilia (Idomeneo), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Despina (Così fan tutte), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Sandrina (La Finta Giardiniera), Susanna and Contessa Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro) as well as Tytania (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Oscar (Un ballo in maschera), Adèle (Die Fledermaus), Juliette (Roméo et Juliette) and Anne Trulove (The Rake’s Progress) amongst others.
She has collaborated with many leading conductors including Sir Roger Norrington, Sir Charles Mackerras, Sir Mark Elder, Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Antonio Pappano, Vladimir Jurowski, Gustavo Dudamel, Sir Colin Davies, Marc Albrecht, René Jacobs, William Christie and Marc Minkowski. Her many recordings include Handel’s Partenope, Esther , Semele, Romilda (Serse), Emilia (Flavio), Michal (Saul) and Angelica (Orlando); as well asVenus and Adonis, Blow, Belinda in Dido and Aeneas and Mahler’s Symphony No. 4, Manfred Tojahns Orest and a solo recording of Purcell’s Harmonia Sacra. She has also released two duo recitals with Sarah Connolly of Handel Duets and a Purcell recital live from the Wigmore hall.