Baritone Joshua Conyers has been hailed by Opera News for his “deliciously honeyed baritone that would seduce anyone” and The New York Times as having “a sonorous baritone” that “wheedled and seduced.” Mr. Conyers, a native of Bronx, NY, is quickly being championed for his captivating performances as he continues to be recognized as one the promising young dramatic voices of today. Equally active in contemporary opera, Mr. Conyers performed the role of Jason in the world premiere of Matt Boehler’s 75 Miles, and Uncle Wesley in Carlos Simon’s Night Trip for Washington National Opera’s American Opera Initiative. Additionally, he covered the roles of Mr. Umeya in the American premiere of Huang Ruo's Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, and Walt Whitman in the world premiere of Theodore Morrison's Oscar, both with the Santa Fe Opera. Last season, he was seen as Eustis in Le maréchal ferrant with Opera Lafayette, Sprecher in Die Zauberflöte with Aspen Opera Theater, and joined Atlanta Opera as Tonio in Pagliacci, Tiger Brown in the Threepenny Opera and the cover of Kaiser Overall in Der Kaiser von Atlantis. In the 2021-2022 season, Mr. Conyers makes his Seattle Opera debut as Policeman 3/Congregant 3 in Tesori’s Blue, sings Reginald in Anthony Davis’ X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X with Michigan Opera Theatre, Schaunard in La bohème with Annapolis Opera, and debuts with Opera Memphis as Tonio in Pagliacci.
Conyers’ 2019-2020 season included returns to the Cafritz Young Artists of Washington National Opera, a program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as First Priest in The Magic Flute as well as cancelled performances as John Sorel in The Consul, cover of the Reverend in Tesori’s Blue, and singing Jim and covering Jake in Porgy and Bess. During the 2018–2019 season, Mr. Conyers performed Giorgio Germont in La traviata, British Major in Silent Night, Donkey in The Lion, the Unicorn, and Me, and Zaretsky in Eugene Onegin all with Washington National Opera and Le Roi Marc in Le Vin Herbé, a collaboration with Wolf Trap Opera and Washington Concert Opera.