Joseph Hubbard Biography

Hometown:
Pflugerville, Texas

Education:
Boston University (Cert.)
Northwestern University (M.Mus)
University of North Texas (B.Mus)
Aldeburgh Festival Britten-Pears Programme
Aspen Music Festival

Awards:
Phyllis Curtin Award, 2016

Past Highlights:
Figaro, Le nozze di Figaro, Opera Institute at Boston University
Bottom, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Opera Institute at Boston University
Colline, La Bohème, Opera Southwest
Orazio, Amleto, Opera Southwest
Sarastro, Die Zauberflöte, Aspen Music Festival

This Season at VO:
Old Hebrew cover, Samson and Delilah
Larkens, La Fanciulla del West
Snug, A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Raimondo (cover, student performance), Lucia di Lammermoor

Joseph Hubbard, bass, Virginia Opera Herndon Foundation Emerging Artist. Recent operatic credits include Snug in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Larkens in La fanciulla del West with Virginia Opera, Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro , Allen Ginsberg in Glass/Ginsberg’s Hydrogen Jukebox , Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Henry Mosher in Picker’s Emmeline , and Mother in Weill/Brecht’s Seven Deadly Sins with the Opera Institute; Colline in La Bohème and Orazio in the internationally acclaimed revival of Faccio’s Amleto with Opera Southwest; Seneca and Littore in L’incoronazione di Poppea with the Dunbar Early Music Festival and the Aldeburgh Festival Britten-Pears Programme (UK); and Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte with the Aspen Music Festival. Other operatic roles performed include Chucho in Bolcom’s Lucrezia , Superintendent Budd in Albert Herring, Horace in Blitzstein’s Regina, Publio in La clemenza di Tito, Micha in Prodanà Nevěsta (Bartered Bride), Bartolo in Le nozze di Figaro, Don Alfonso in Così fan Tutte, and Doc Gibbs in Our Town.

As a concert soloist with extensive experience in early music performance, Mr. Hubbard’s soloist credits include Alexander’s Feast with Mountainside Baroque and players from The Newberry Consort and Tenet; My Days with Anthony Roth Costanzo, Nico Muhly, and Beth Morrison Projects at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum; Beethoven 9 at Boston Symphony Hall with Ken-David Masur and the BU Symphony Orchestra; Bach’s Mass in B Minor with Handel Society of Dartmouth College; Abbot in an orchestral workshop of Paola Prestini’s Gilgamesh from The Ouroboros Trilogy with Beth Morrison Projects, Julian Wachner, and the Opera Institute; Israel in Egypt with Music at Marsh Chapel Boston; the title character of Fauvel in the 14th-century Le Roman de Fauvel with The Newberry Consort; Wer da gläubet, a solo cantata by Johann Schelle with the North Carolina Historically-Informed Performances Festival; music from the Collegium Germanicum with the Duke University Vespers Ensemble at the Boston Early Music Festival; Monteverdi, Schütz, and Rossi with Mountainside Baroque; Messiah with South Dakota Chorale; debuts at the Madison Early Music Festival, Art Institute of Chicago, and The Morgan Library and Museum (NYC) with Schola Antiqua of Chicago; Bach’s Mass in B Minor with the American Bach Soloists and Academy; and Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610 in touring performances with Grammy-winning Ars Lyrica Houston, Orpheus Chamber Singers, and The Whole Noyse. Other recent soloist performances include Lassus’ Lagrime di San Pietro ; Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass ; Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus ; Bach’s Easter Oratorio and Magnificat ; Mozart’s Coronation Mass ; and Herod in Schütz’s Weinachtshistorie . He has been heard three times as a soloist at the Boston Early Music Festival.

Mr. Hubbard has earned a Certificate from the Opera Institute at Boston University, and holds degrees from Northwestern University (M.Mus in Voice Performance and Literature) and the University of North Texas (B.Mus. in Vocal Performance). In addition to performing, he also serves as Artistic Advisor to the Grammy-nominated South Dakota Chorale