Web Flaxman.Joseph.HeadshotJoseph Flaxman, Baritone

Apprentice Artist

 

Hometown: Succasunna, NJ
Twitter: @VBaritono

 

 

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We challenged Joseph to a 30-second interview. Here is what he told us:
 
Q: What is your favorite opera?
A: La Fanciulla del West by Puccini.
 
Q: Who are your favorite singers?
A: Leonard Warren, Ettore Bastianini, Maria Callas... and many more.
 
Q: What are your dream roles?
A: Baron Scarpia in Tosca, Jack Rance in La Fanciulla del West, Tonio in I Pagliacci, Barnaba in La Gioconda, Don Carlo in La Forza del Destino.
 
Q: What was your favorite singing experience so far or your favorite role that you have performed?
A: My favorite singing experience was an evening of arias and ensembles in small town in northern France, the audience loved the Verdi and Verismo arias I performed, while I fed off their excitement.
 
Q: What do you love about opera?
A: The unapologetic grand scale of honest emotions displayed on stage. Ballet, animals and kids always help!
 
Q: What is your favorite flavor of icecream?
A:Recently, mint chocolate chip.
 
Q: What else should we know?
A: I am a gelato-making enthusiast.