Winner of the 2022 YCA Susan Wadsworth International Auditions, Joseph Parrish is a Baltimore native and holds degrees from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music and The Juilliard School. Recent operatic credits include Dr. Cajus in Nicolai’s Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor, Dulcamara in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore, and Augure in Rossi’s L’Orfeo at Juilliard; Spinelloccio in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi with Festival Napa Valley, and Le Baron de Pictordu in the City Lyric Opera’s production of Viardot’s Cendrillon. In addition to opera, Mr. Parrish enjoys a robust concert career performing in recital at The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, Alice Tully Hall, St. Boniface Church in Brooklyn, and Weill Recital Hall and Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall. As a soloist Mr. Parrish has performed with I Cantori New York, Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity Church, the Westchester Oratorio Society, and Juilliard 415. This past summer, Mr. Parrish was an apprentice artist at the Santa Fe Opera where he covered the Officer in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia.
As a current artist diploma candidate in opera studies at the Juilliard School, Mr. Parrish is passionate about giving back to the various communities that have nurtured him. He is a Music Advancement Program chorus teaching fellow, Gluck Community Service Fellow, and Morse Teaching Artist. Mr. Parrish is also a member of the inaugural cohort of Shared Voices, an initiative designed to address diversity, equity, and inclusion through collaboration between Historically Black Colleges and Universities, top conservatories, and schools of music in the United States with the Denyce Graves Foundation.