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.” A native of Bronx, NY, he is quickly being championed for his captivating performances and 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 in Mandarin Chinese, 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.