Joe Lodato, Dikson
Italian-American Verdi Baritone, Joe Lodato, is quickly establishing himself as a major force on the international opera, recital, and concert stages. Upcoming, Mr. Lodato sings Marullo, and covers the title role in a production of Verdi’s Rigoletto with Boheme Opera, as well, he will be a featured soloist on concerts throughout their season. Most recently saw Mr. Lodato covering Amonasro in Verdi’s Aida, and singing Renato in Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera, as well as the baritone soloist in DuBois’ Seven Last Words of Christ, and Faure’s Requiem, all in the New York/Tri-state area.
Having completed training under the auspices of the Metropolitan Opera, Sarasota Opera, and Aspen Music Festival, Mr. Lodato has thus performed many leading roles in the standard operatic repertoire, showcasing his artistic versatility and full throttled singing. He has also been awarded prizes by the Metropolitan Opera National Council, Los Angeles Opera, Florida Grand Opera, and Aspen Music Festival Opera Theater.
Equally adept and attuned to the musical theater and jazz idioms, Mr. Lodato has been seen in performance with such renowned artists as Tony Award winner Betty Buckley, jazz icon Lea DeLaria, and award winning composer and pianist John Musto. An aggressive champion of song and new works, Joe also premiered the cycle Dear Theo based on the letters of Vincent Van Gogh, composed by Ben Moore, while also appearing in concert performance with composers Jake Heggie and Ricky Ian Gordon, presenting their works to great acclaim.