Rosemary Joshua soprano

Soprano Rosemary Joshua was born in Cardiff and studied at the Royal College of Music, of which she is now a Fellow.

Rosemary has built a reputation as a superb Handelian soprano. She has sung Ginevra in Ariodante in San Diego and Cleopatra in Giulio Cesare in Paris, Amsterdam and Florida; and she sang the title role in Semele to great critical acclaim at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, Flanders Opera, the BBC Proms and at the English National Opera, where she was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award in the category for Outstanding Achievement in Opera.

Outside Handel, recent roles have included Adèle in Die Fledermaus at the Metropolitan Opera, New York; Vixen in The Cunning Little Vixen at La Scala, Milan; Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro at the Glyndebourne Festival; and Anne Trulove in The Rake’s Progress for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

Rosemary has recently performed in concert with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment with Rattle; the Scottish Chamber Orchestra with Mackerras; the Royal Scottish National Opera with Denève; the London Philharmonic Orchestra with Elder; and the New York Philharmonic with McGegan.

Her recording output is extensive, and includes the title roles in Handel’s Partenope, Esther and Semele, Blow’s Venus and Adonis and Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas.


Rosemary Joshua's past performances