Joshua Zabatta, emerging Spinto Tenor, never imagined that singing while driving a tractor on a Montana farm, where he grew up, would eventually lead to a promising career in opera. Since emerging onto the professional scene, Mr. Zabatta has been praised for his dynamic storytelling and his full, warm voice described by audiences as “audible chocolate.”
After a concert with the Bach Society of St. Louis, Sarah Bryan Miller of the St. Louis Post Dispatch wrote that “Mr. Zabatta is a terrific soloist whose performance was a great benefit to the evening.” Joshua Zabatta has made multiple solo appearances with the Bach Society, including performing the Mozart Requiem. In addition, he served as a soloist in Alban Berg’s Wozzeck with the St. Louis Symphony. Last season, Mr. Zabatta gave performances throughout the Rocky Mountain region which include the Mass in G by Carl Maria von Weber, Oratorio de Noël by Saint-Saëns, and Beethoven’s Mass in C. In the Fall of 2016, Joshua made his debut with Opera Colorado singing Harry in Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West.
Through engagements with Boulder Opera in Colorado, Mr. Zabatta will be adding two new roles to his repertoire during the 2016-2017 season: Don José in Bizet’s Carmen and Fernando in Goyescas by Granados.