Joshua Banbury is a twenty-six-year-old vocalist, and librettist. Originally from Austin, Texas, he is now gaining international attention for his work in opera, folk music, and jazz. He is currently in residence at The American Lyric Theatre and at Soho House Austin.
Most recently, Joshua made his solo debut at Lincoln Center with The New York Philharmonic, presented by The National Black Theater and Anthony Roth Costanzo.
He has been engaged as a classical and jazz vocalist by institutions such as The National Young Arts Foundation, Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, National Sawdust, Glimmerglass Opera, Google NYC, The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and The New School.
Joshua’s operas have been presented by The American Lyric Theater, The Kennedy Center, Fort Worth Opera, The National Symphony Orchestra, and The Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts. In addition, a ten-minute opera, entitled The Burning Bush, will debut at Washington National Opera in Spring 2022.
Joshua is a proud graduate of The New School and the Austin School for Performing and Visual Arts and The New School.
This summer, Joshua will co-compose and record musical selections inspired by the sounds of the ancient world, accompanied by The American Baroque Orchestra, under the direction of Kevin Sherwin.