ABOUT JOSHUA

Joshua is a Boston-based singer who is currently an Access to Equity Scholar at Longy School of Music of Bard College, specializing in high tessitura roles and crossover musical theatre.

Joshua Dixon Belt, baritone, is a graduate of Boston University, where he received his Master of Music in Voice Performance. He is currently pursuing a Graduate Performance Diploma in Vocal Studies at Longy School of Music at Bard College as an Access for Equity Scholar and is a member of the MassOpera Artist Training program. Upcoming performances include Warren in Adam Gwon’s Ordinary Days at Longy School of Music of Bard College.

In 2021-2022, Joshua performed operatic and musical theatre selections on NEMPAC’s Opera from the Balcony @Tresca series, was the Vocal Director of The Longwood Players‘ production of Sweeney Todd in November 2021, performed selections by Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Fauré’s Requiem, and Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs with Longy’s Orchestra FLEX, and was seen as Pablo Picasso (Cipullo’s After Life) at Longy School of Music at Bard College. He was also an invited speaker for the Environmental Protection Agency‘s Region 1 Administrator and LGBTQ+ Special Emphasis Program for Pride Month in June 2022. For the 2019-2020 season, Joshua performed operatic selections for VOX New England‘s Opera Gala, debuted with MassOpera in their workshop premiere of Dan Shore’s Freedom Ride, and debuted with Greater Worcester Opera as Mr. Lindquist (A Little Night Music).

For 2018-2019 season, he returned to Worcester Schubertiade (now VOX New England) as Eisenstein (Die Fledermaus) and with Opera 51 in Concord, Massachusetts as Morales (Carmen) and debuted with NEMPAC Opera Project as The Geographer in Rachel Portman’s The Little Prince. Joshua recently performed Count Danilo (The Merry Widow) with Worcester Schubertiade and Valentin (Faust) with Opera 51. He also debuted as a soloist with Choral Art Society of the South Shore in Schubert’s Magnificat and Mozart’s Vesperae solennes de confessore. At Boston University, he appeared as Figaro in BU Opera Institute’s Nozze Pilot Project and as Mercutio (Roméo et Juliette), Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), and Grimbald (King Arthur) in scenes and concert performances, as well as appearing in the ensemble for BU Opera Institute’s mainstage performances of Emmeline and Le nozze di Figaro. Previous credits also include Raoul de St. Brioche (The Merry Widow), Dr. Gregg (Gallantry), Sid (Albert Herring), El Remendado (Carmen) with Otterbein University, Agamemnon (La belle Hélène) with the Franco-American Vocal Academy in France, and Ensemble (Madama Butterfly) with Opera Columbus. Joshua is also a frequent recitalist, having performed in Westerville & Zanesville (Ohio), Boston & Cambridge (Massachusetts), Thiviers, Lanouaille, Périgueux, Génis, & Paris (France).