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. In the 2019-2020 season, he returns to the Cafritz Young Artists of Washington National Opera program where he performs First Priest in The Magic Flute, John Sorel in The Consul, covers the Reverend in Jeanine Tesori’s Blue, and sings Jim and covers Jake in Porgy and Bess. In the summer of 2020, he makes his role debut as Tom Joad in Ricky Ian Gordon’s The Grapes of Wrath with Aspen Opera Theater and VocalARTS.
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. During two summers as a Filene Artist at Wolf Trap Opera, he performed Porgy in Gershwin's Porgy and Bess: A Concert of Songs, Ramiro in Ravel’s L’heure espagnole, Musiklehrer in Ariadne auf Naxos, Monterone in Rigoletto, Count Capulet in Roméo et Juliette, and the Baritone Soloist in Bernstein’s Songfest which was recorded by Naxos Records. Mr. Conyers fulfilled his residency as a Benenson Young Artist at Palm Beach Opera performing Yamadori in Madama Butterfly, Marullo in Rigoletto, Sciarrone in Tosca, Captain in Candide, and covering the Conte Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro.