Joel Balzun

baritone and composer

Joel the Singer

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REPERTOIRE

As Cascada, with Kyle Patterson as St. Brioche, in Pacific Opera Project's The Merry Widow

As Cascada, with Kyle Patterson as St. Brioche, in Pacific Opera Project's The Merry Widow

OPERA

Adamo: John Brooke (Little Women)
Britten: Sid (Albert Herring) 
Donizetti: Dr. Malatesta (Don Pasquale)
Donizetti: Belcore (L'elisir d'amore)
Gounod: Valentin (Faust)
Heggie: Joseph de Rocher (Dead Man Walking)
Léhar: Cascada (The Merry Widow)
Massenet: Caoudal (Sapho)
Massenet: Albert (Werther)
Mozart: Don Giovanni (Don Giovanni)
Mozart: Il Conte Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro)
Offenbach: Four Villains (Les contes d'Hoffmann)
Poulenc: Jailor (Dialogues of the Carmelites)
Poulenc: Marquis de la Force (Dialogues of the Carmelites)
Rossini: Fiorello (The Barber of Seville)
Strauss II: Dr. Falke (Die Fledermaus)
Stravinsky: Keeper of the Madhouse (The Rake's Progress)
Tchaikovsky: Count Tomskiy (The Queen of Spades)
Tchaikovsky: Prince Yeletskiy (The Queen of Spades)
P. von der Nahmer: British Husband 1 (El Canguro)*
Verdi: Count Ceprano (Rigoletto)
Verdi: Marullo (Rigoletto)
Verdi: Commissario (La traviata)

with John Harbison and fellow of the Tanglewood Music Center in a concert of Bach Cantatas

with John Harbison and fellow of the Tanglewood Music Center in a concert of Bach Cantatas

CONCERT

C. Ashbaugh: Our Father*
Bach: Cantata BWV 4 "Christ lag in Todesbanden"
Bach: Cantata BWV 36 "Schwingt freudig euch empor"
Bach: Cantata BWV 72 "Alles nur nach Gottes Willen"
Bach: Cantata BWV 158 "Der Friede sei mit dir"
Bach: Cantata BWV 187 "Es wartet alles auf dich"
Bach: Johannes-Passion (Pilatus)
Beethoven: Choral Fantasy
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9
D. Brottmann: Zen Koans and Commentaries*
Copland: Old American Songs
Davies: Eight Songs for a Mad King
Dvořák: Te Deum
Fauré: Requiem
Finzi: In terra pax
D. Fuentes: Beauty Marks*
Haydn: The Creation (Adam)
Handel: Messiah
Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
J. Mittelstaedt: Hats
Rochberg: String Quartet No. 7
Salerni: Bad Pets
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 14

as "Sid", with Rebecca Herlich as "Nancy," in Eastman Opera Theatre's Albert Herring

as "Sid", with Rebecca Herlich as "Nancy," in Eastman Opera Theatre's Albert Herring

RECITAL

Archer: Northern Landscape
Brahms: Vier ernste Gesänge
Corigliano: The Cloisters
Debussy: Proses lyriques
Debussy: Trois mélodies de Paul Verlaine
Delannoy: Trois chansons de Don Quichotte
Denham: Sutter Creek
Dvořák: Biblické písně, op. 99
I. Fine: Childhood Fables for Grownups
E. Gonzáles-Medina: Sietes canciones tijuanenses
J. Guerrero: Memories*
Ibert: Quatre chansons de Don Quichotte
D. Maslanka: Black Dog Songs
Poulenc: Le bestiaire, FP 15
Poulenc: Miroirs brûlants, FP 98
Raminsh: Saeta que voladora
Ravel: Don Quichotte à Dulcinée
R. Schumann: Vier Gesänge, op. 142
Tchaikovsky: 6 Romances, op. 73
B. Williams: Songs of Consolation*

*denotes world premiere performance
 denotes in preparation for upcoming performance