Joel Sorensen

Joel Sorensen(Canton, Ohio)

2018–19 Season: Spoletta in Tosca

Appearing during the 2017–18 Season as Pong in Turandot, American tenor Joel Sorensen made his San Francisco Opera debut in 2004 as the Mosquito in Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen, returning as Balthasar Zorn in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Le Médecin in Debussy's La Chute de la Maison Usher, Spoletta in Tosca, Dr. Caius in Falstaff, and creating the role of Mr. Pease in the 2013 world premiere of Dolores Claiborne. He appeared as Elder Hayes in 2014’s Susannah and created the role of Sciortino in 2015's world premiere of Marco Tutino's Two Women. During his long association with New York City Opera, he performed in more than two dozen productions, including Prince Igor, Falstaff, La Rondine, Il Trittico, Mefistofele, and Mathis der Maler.Other career highlights include Goro (Madama Butterfly), Monostatos (Die Zauberflöte) and Andrès, Cochenille, Pitichinaccio, and Frantz in Les Contes d’Hoffmann at the Metropolitan Opera; Don Curzio (Le Nozze di Figaro) and Wilhelm (The Ghosts of Versailles) at Los Angeles Opera; Mime (Das Rheingold) with Longborough Festival, UK; and Andres (Wozzeck) with the Landestheater in Salzburg.