Studio Artist - Tenor
Opera Saratoga Debut 2016 Festival
Don Basilio, cover (Le nozze di Figaro); The Priest (Il Postino)
Hometown: Novi, Michigan
Schools and Training: Rice Shepherd School of Music (current, Masters), DePauw University (Undergraduate), Aspen Music Festival and School (2013-2015)
Teachers: Dr. Barbara Paver (current, Rice), Dr. Stephen King (Aspen 2015), Caroline B. Smith (DePauw), W. Stephen Smith (Aspen 2013-2014)
Major Roles or Experience: Lysander in Midsummer Night's Dream (Rice), Josef Haydn in The Classical Style (Aspen 2015), cover of Dorian Gray in A Picture of Dorian Gray (Aspen 2014), Emperor Nero in The Coronation of Poppea (DePauw 2015), Leo in Parade (DePauw 2014), Il Podesta in La Finta Giardiniera (DePauw 2014), Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus (DePauw 2013), Jack in Into the Woods (DePauw 2012), Mayor Upfold in Albert Herring (DePauw 2011).
Awards: Orpheus Singing Competition Da Capo Award (2014, 3rd place), Michigan Youth Artist Festival Gala Soloist (2011, 1st place)
Joseph Leppek's participation in the Young Artist Program at Opera Saratoga has been sponsored through the generous support of Cindy Spence.