Joshua Rowe

JOSHUA ROWE

BASS

Josh Rowe has performed for opera companies around Australia; including Opera Queensland, Victorian Opera, State Opera South Australia. His many awards include the 2007 Queensland Arts Council Performing Arts Scholarship and Runner Up in the Dame Joan Sutherland Awards.
Josh has performed in many operas: including Romeo and Juliet, Lucia di Lammermoor, Nabucco, Turandot, The Magic Flute, Otello and Tosca. Josh made his principal role debut in 2007 with Richard Mills’ The Love of the Nightingale for Opera Queensland. Josh also performed the role of Bottom in Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Nights Dream in 2008 for which he won the Sir Mostyn Hanger Opera Award. Josh made his role debut for State Opera as Krishna in Philip Glass’ Satyagraha in 2014 and has gone on to perform many roles for the company.
On the concert platform Joshua has performed as soloist for numerous popular works: including Britten’s War Requiem, Vaughan William’s A Sea Symphony, Bach’s St John Passion, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Haydn’s The Creation and Handel’s Messiah to name a few.
Josh was a 2008 Opera Queensland Developing artist and a 2014 State Opera South Australia ‘James and Diana Ramsay Foundation Emerging Artist’.

PERFORMANCES WITH STATE OPERA SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Roo – Summer of the Seventeenth Doll (2020)
Imperial Commisioner – Madama Butterfly (2019)
Second Officer – Madeline Lee (2019)
Dick, the father/the Husband – Christina’s World (2019)
Wal, the Bellman – Boojum! (2019)
Konrad Pritschich – The Merry Widow (2018)
Hans Foltz – The Mastersingers of Nuremberg Act III (2018)
Dr Falke – Die Fledermaus (2017)
Simone – Gianni Schicci (2017)
Second Priest – The Magic Flute (2016)
Wagner – Faust (2015)
Krishna – Satyagraha (2014)

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Music, even at its most subdued, is emotional overstatement. - Peter Goldsworthy.

We can't wait to get back into the theatre and immerse you in great Australian music. Head to BASS to book your tickets for our first Opera of 2020 - Summer of the Seventeenth Doll!

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Music, even at its most subdued, is emotional overstatement. - Peter Goldsworthy. 

We cant wait to get back into the theatre and immerse you in great Australian music. Head to BASS to book your tickets for our first Opera of 2020 - Summer of the Seventeenth Doll! 

https://stateopera.com.au/productions/summer-of-the-seventeenth-doll/

Head to our Facebook story to join our stage manager as she goes prop shopping for Summer of the Seventeenth Doll set in Melbourne's hot summer of 1953.

Head to BASS to book your tickets to the first opera for State Opera's 2020 season at Her Majesty's Theatre. stateopera.com.au/productions/summer-of-the-seventeenth-doll/
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Head to our Facebook story to join our stage manager as she goes prop shopping for Summer of the Seventeenth Doll set in Melbournes hot summer of 1953.

Head to BASS to book your tickets to the first opera for State Operas 2020 season at Her Majestys Theatre. https://stateopera.com.au/productions/summer-of-the-seventeenth-doll/

"Who listens to the libretto? You hum the tunes on the way out, you don’t whisper the words."

Peter Goldsworthy writes about what made him say yes! to adapting the classic text, Summer of the Seventeenth Doll into a libretto.

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Who listens to the libretto? You hum the tunes on the way out, you don’t whisper the words.

Peter Goldsworthy writes about what made him say yes! to adapting the classic text, Summer of the Seventeenth Doll into a libretto.

https://stateopera.com.au/summer-of-the-seventeenth-draft/

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Congratulations to SOSA for reviving these wonderful Australian works. Can't wait to see/hear it.

Saw this in Melbourne way back in the 90s. Will never forget it, but you’re right, there’s no aria to drag you in.

Lynda Meixner - you might be interested. We have our tickets.

It is important that Australian creative voices be heard. Part of State Opera's mission is to produce something that is Australian and has an Australian voice.

In 2020 we decided to elevate a new production of Summer of the Seventeenth Doll to the mainstage. The opera is, in turn, haunting, funny, nostalgic, tragic, elegiac, and familiar. And, like all great art, it provides a mirror to our times. The perfect vehicle to illustrate State Opera’s commitment to telling the Australian story, in words and music of our own time and place.

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It is important that Australian creative voices be heard. Part of State Operas mission is to produce something that is Australian and has an Australian voice.

In 2020 we decided to elevate a new production of Summer of the Seventeenth Doll to the mainstage. The opera is, in turn, haunting, funny, nostalgic, tragic, elegiac, and familiar. And, like all great art, it provides a mirror to our times. The perfect vehicle to illustrate State Opera’s commitment to telling the Australian story, in words and music of our own time and place.

Book Now at BASS: https://stateopera.com.au/productions/summer-of-the-seventeenth-doll/

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Can't wait to see this version at Her Majesty's. I saw the original production of the stage play in Sydney in 1955, with Ray Lawler himself as Barney

I am so happy that this is still getting to be performed

Can...not...wait!

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An image from the 1996 performance of Summer of the Seventeenth Doll! The opera was commissioned by the Victoria State Opera and premiered in 1996. This performance marked the first time the authentic Australian voice was depicted on stage. So too does Mills and Goldsworthy’s opera express, at its heart, something heroic, fragile, and utterly moving.

Don't miss the first time it is performed in South Australia at the new-look Her Majesty's Theatre in November!

Book now: stateopera.com.au/productions/summer-of-the-seventeenth-doll/
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An image from the 1996 performance of Summer of the Seventeenth Doll! The opera was commissioned by the Victoria State Opera and premiered in 1996. This performance marked the first time the authentic Australian voice was depicted on stage. So too does Mills and Goldsworthy’s opera express, at its heart, something heroic, fragile, and utterly moving.

Dont miss the first time it is performed in South Australia at the new-look Her Majestys Theatre in November! 

Book now: https://stateopera.com.au/productions/summer-of-the-seventeenth-doll/

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Hmmmm looks to me like the fabulous Nicholas Todorovic as Johnnie Dowd...

Looking forward to seeing it

Absolutely Nicholas Todorovic as Johnnie .... still has to boots 🥾 !

Can...not...wait!!!

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