Joseph Lattanzi singing in the first scene of Carmen, with Norah Amsellem as Micaëla and the Seattle Opera Chorus (Pier Giorgio Morandi conducts the orchestra of Seattle Opera)
Joseph Lattanzi is a baritone from Mableton, GA. Stage credits include the title role in Mozart's Don Giovanni, Theseus in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Papageno in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, and Guglielmo in Mozart's Così fan tutte. Lattanzi is the 2007 winner of the S. Livingston Mather Competition sponsored by the Singer's Club of Cleveland, a 2009 winner of the Tuesday Music Club of Akron's Scholarship Competition, a 2009 recipient of the Shirley Rabb Winston Scholarship (National Society of Arts and Letters), a prize winner in the 2010 National Opera Association Competition, and an award winner in the 2010 Palm Beach Opera Competition. In addition to completing summer studies at Brevard Music Center and the Chautauqua Institute, Lattanzi has studied at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). Upcoming engagements include his Seattle Opera mainstage debut as Morales in Bizet's Carmen, and the roles of Albert in Massenet's Werther and Dr. Malatesta in Donzietti's Don Pasquale with the Seattle Opera Young Artists Program.