Irish and English tenor Joshua Spink is quickly becoming known for his pleasing tone, his comfortable high register and his impressive acting ability on stage.
Since 2018, the young tenor has been resident in Germany and is excited to be joining the ensemble of the Hamburger Kammeroper at the Allee Theater in Hamburg this season. Roles there will include include Arturo in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor and Monostatos in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte as well as Don Ramiro in Rossini’s La Cenerentola and Tamino in Die Zauberflöte for the Theater’s Kinderoper season.
Joshua grew up in Ireland and read Spanish and music in University College Cork before completing his Masters in Music in the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama in Dublin with teachers Stephen Wallace and Sylvia O’Regan and répétiteur Mary Scarlett. During his time there he played the role of the First Elder in Handel’s staged oratorio Susanna in the Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin.
In 2018 Spink played the roles of Don Basilio and Don Curzio in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro in Theater im Schlossgarten in Arnstadt, Germany, where his performance was described in review as being “reminiscent of the Commedia dell’arte roles […] who knew how to captivate in every little scene” (Thüringer Allgemeine). In the same year Joshua also sung the roles of Simon Dedalus and Deasy in a concert performance of a new opera based on James Joyces' Ulysses of the same name before making his debút as Pedrillo in Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail in Waidhofen/YBBS, Austria with the award winning OPER rund-um.
In the 2018/19 season Joshua toured the United States with Columbia Artist Management’s Songs of Ireland tour. Roles consisted of Doctor Blind in Strauss' Die Fledermaus and Monostatos in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte in Theater Mon Ami in Weimar as well as a role reprisal of Pedrillo at the Pasinger Fabrik in Munich for their summer season.