Meet the Opera: Joshua Mazur
The Imperial Symphony Orchestra is honored to welcome acclaimed local and national singers to the stage of the 15th production of A Night at the Opera! Over the next week, this blog will introduce readers to several of the performers. To learn more about A Night at the Opera, or to purchase tickets to see these tremendous performers, visitimperialsymphony.org/opera.
Joshua L. Mazur enjoys a budding career as a singer, conductor, and composer. Most recently, he has taken on the title role in The Phantom of the Opera with the University of Florida Opera Theater. Recent concert performances include the tenor solos in Schütz’s Seven Last Words of Christ on the Cross (Christ) with the Gainesville Civic Chorus Master Chorale and Orchestra, Handel’s Messiah with the Gainesville Civic Chorus, The Central Florida Bach Festival, and the Ocala Symphony Orchestra. He has sung on masterclasses for such artists as Stella Zambalis, Mark Thomsen, Thomas Potter, Victoria Livengood, and Jennifer Larmore. He won the TBNATS “Most Promising Male Singer” award three consecutive years and was the state winner of the NATS Artist Award. In addition to his work as a singer, Joshua is an accomplished pianist and has been seen from time to time playing the Flute, Bassoon, or Harp whenever given the opportunity. In 2011 he recorded vocals to the soundtrack for The Voices of Mariel a film about the participants of the Mariel boat lift in 1980. The film was screened at several national film festivals to great critical acclaim. Mr. Mazur holds a Bachelors degree in Voice Performance from Florida Southern College and is currently working on his doctorate in Voice Performance and Conducting from the University of Florida.