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"Spink does (Count Almaviva) with a lot of humor and a lithe, lyrical tenor: bravo."   - Südwest Presse

Described by "Die Deutsche Bühne" as being “gifted with a fine lyrical tenor and a delicately intense stage presence”, Joshua Spink is quickly becoming known for his pleasing tone, his comfortable high register and his impressive acting ability on stage.


English born Spink grew up in Cork, Ireland and read Spanish and music at University College Cork before completing his Masters in Vocal Performance at the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama in Dublin. After graduating, the young tenor relocated to Germany, at which point he made his Austrian and German debuts singing the role of 'Pedrillo' in Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Pasinger Fabrik, Munich, Oper Rund Um, Vienna).


As of the 2020/2021 season, he has been a member of the solo ensemble at Theater Ulm in Baden Württemberg. Roles of note at there have included 'Lord Riccardo Percy' from Donizetti's Anna Bolena, 'Beppe' from Leoncavallo's Pagliacci, 'Count Almaviva' from Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia, 'Vánja' from Janáček's Katya Kabanowa, 'Alfred' from Die Fledermaus (J. Strauss), and 'Tanzmeister/Brighella' in Richard Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos.


For Joshua, the 2022/23 season was one for production premieres, with his interpretation of 'The Clockkeeper' in the German premiere of the new English opera Violet by composer Tom Coult, as well as his origination of 'Le Nain Frocin' in the newly discovered opera La Légende de Tristan by Charles Tournemire, which was named 'World Premiere of  the Year 2023' by Opernwelt Magazine. 

Spink recently made his house debut at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, singing the part of Mercure in Barry Kosky's acclaimed production of Orphée aux enfers by Offenbach.

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