Joseph Bolger

Countertenor

Biography

Best of the bunch was countertenor Joseph Bolger, whose Erbarme dich was compelling, its long lines gorgeously sculpted. (Flora Willson, The Guardian, April 2017)

I am a singer and educator with a passionate commitment to vocal experimentation.

As an operatic countertenor I have sung principal and cover roles for companies including Opera North, Welsh National Opera, Music Theatre Wales, New Chamber Opera, Armonico Consort, Ensemble Serse, Opera Settecento, Northern Opera Group and The Doha Baroque Ensemble in Qatar. I have also appeared as a soloist at major festivals, including the London Handel Festival, The Brighton Early Music Festival and the Lake District Summer Music Festival. In contemporary music I maintain a long-standing relationship with leading composer Laura Bowler, for whom I created the title role in her chamber opera The Sandman at the 2012 Tête à Tête Opera Festival. I also created the role of the Rector’s Clerk in the world premiere concert and recording of John Joubert’s opera Jane Eyre with the English Symphony Orchestra.

As a non-classical performer, you will find me gigging in the Peterborough area with alt-rock band Polypin and creating experimental electroacoustic and pop music with voices, guitars an assorted electronics. These activities reflect my passionate commitment to cross-genre experimentation and expanding the expressive potential of my singing, playing and composing.

The depth and diversity of my performance experience underpins my approach to singing teaching and I am passionate about my work with singers of all genres and abilities.. Please click here to learn more about my teaching approach.

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Contact

If you want to contact Joseph about singing please email him here.

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