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Joseph Pleuss


Joseph Pleuss is a bass-baritone who has sung with notable companies such as Staatsoper Unter den Linden, San Diego Opera, and Washington National Opera as well as more intimate companies such as Passaggio Oper (Berlin), Alltagsoper (Berlin), DC Public Opera (Washington DC), Opera Camarata (Washington DC), Northern Virginia Opera (Arlington, Virginia), and Hub Opera (Hagerstown, Maryland).

Joseph Pleuss is primarily known for his portrayal of the major Mozart bass roles Leporello and Don Giovanni (Don Giovanni), Figaro and Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), and Don Alfonso (Cosi fan tutte). 

Other roles within Joseph’s repertoire include Dulcamara from L’elisir d’amore  (Donizetti), Pagano from I Lombardi alla prima crociata (Verdi), Truffaldino from Ariadne auf Naxos (Strauss), Schaunard and Colline from La bohème (Puccini), and Angelotti from Tosca (Puccini).

Joseph Pleuss received a Masters in Music degree in Vocal Performance from California State University Northridge (Los Angeles, California)  and a Bachelors degree in Music from Edgewood College (Madison, Wisconsin).  He has had the opportunity to work with such esteemed conductors as Daniel Barenboim, Sir Simon Rattle, and Richard Bonynge.  He is currently based in Berlin, Germany where he lives with his wife.


Joseph Pleuss ist ein Bassbariton, der mit namhaften Ensembles wie der Staatsoper Unter den Linden, der San Diego Opera und der Washington National Opera sowie intimeren Ensembles wie der Passaggio Oper (Berlin), der Alltagsoper (Berlin) und der DC Public Opera (Washington DC), Opera Camarata (Washington DC), Northern Virginia Opera (Arlington, Virginia) und Hub Opera (Hagerstown, Maryland) gesungen hat.


Joseph Pleuss ist vor allem für seine Darstellung der großen Mozart-Bassrollen Leporello und Don Giovanni (Don Giovanni), Figaro und Graf Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro) und Don Alfonso (Cosi fan tutte).

Weitere Rollen in Josephs Repertoire umfassen Dulcamara von L'elisir d'amore (Donizetti), Pagano von I Lombardi alla prima crociata (Verdi), Truffaldino von Ariadne auf Naxos (Strauss), Schaunard und Colline von La Bohème (Puccini) und Angelotti von Tosca (Puccini).


Joseph Pleuss erhielt einen Master in Musik in Vocal Performance von der California State University in Northridge (Los Angeles, California) und einen Bachelor in Musik vom Edgewood College (Madison, Wisconsin). Er hatte die Gelegenheit, mit so geschätzten Dirigenten wie Daniel Barenboim, Sir Simon Rattle und Richard Bonynge zu arbeiten. Derzeit er in Berlin mit seiner Frau lebt.

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