Artist Profile

Joseph Okell

Joseph Okell is a young tenor who has already performed many opera roles and appeared as a soloist with many different organizations. He has be called “inspired….with a clear no nonsense delivery” by Opera News. Joseph appears on the NAXOS DVD production of Parables, performing as the Tenor Soloist in the staged version of the oratorio.  Other roles include: Lt. B.F. Pinkerton (Madame Butterfly), Don Jose (Carmen), Cavaradossi, cover (Tosca), Bacchus (Ariadne auf Naxos), Edgardo (Lucia di Lammermoor) in Italy,  Jenik (The Bartered Bride), Lysander (A Midsummer’s Night Dream), Dr. Caius (Falstaff), Ferrando (Cosi fan Tutte), Eddie Fislinger (Elmer Gantry), Tamino (Die Zauberflöte).  As a soloist Joseph premiered A Dialogue of Self and Soul with the University of Minnesota Wind Ensemble, and has also performed with The Rochester Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota Oratorio Society and VocalEssence.

Joseph completed his Bachelor of Music degree at Cornell College, and his M.M. degree at the University of Minnesota, where he is a D.M.A candidate in Vocal Performance.  He resides in Richfield MN, with his wife Cassandra, and two daughters Lillian and Vivian.

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