Alum Recital to Feature Accomplished Tenor


Tenor Joshua Baum will return to Truman for an Alum Recital, accompanied by alumna Rachel AuBuchon on piano, at 8 p.m. Oct. 11 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

A Kansas City native, Baum received his undergraduate and master degrees from Truman and his doctorate from Michigan State University. As a performer, he has appeared on stage at some of the most notable opera houses in the world including San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago and Chautauqua Opera. He has performed internationally in Italy, Greece and China.

Baum has performed the lead tenor roles in Mozart’s “Così fan tutte,” “La Finta Giardiniera” and “The Impressario,” as well as Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi,” Floyd’s “Susannah,” Gordon’s “The Grapes of Wrath” and Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Sorcerer.” A regional finalist in the Metropolitan Opera Competition, Baum is equally at ease performing in musical theater and his recent engagements include singing as Shrek in “Shrek the Musical,” and performing with Kansas City’s MTH in “She Loves Me.” Most recently, he appeared with Des Moines Metro Opera where he covered the role of Calaf in “Turandot.”

As an educator, Baum has taught at Truman, Michigan State University, Grand Valley State University and Aurora University, where he directed the voice and opera programs.

The recital is free and open to the public.
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