Joe Lodato's energy and passion are enhanced by a marvelous instrument and a warm and caring personality.

- Dr Patricio Molina, Director
Newark School of the Arts Conservatory


Italian-American baritone Joe Lodato is a dynamic force in the opera world, captivating audiences internationally with his powerful and resonant voice. Revered as "an artist the world is excited to see," Lodato stands as a prominent contender for the Verdi Baritone repertoire on the global stage. With a repertoire that spans across operatic masterpieces, his performances have garnered tremendous acclaim from audiences and critics alike.

Lodato's journey through the opera world has been marked by remarkable achievements and notable roles. Having portrayed the iconic title characters in Rigoletto and Don Giovanni, as well as compelling portrayals as Amonasro in Aida, Renato in Un Ballo in Maschera, Germont in La Traviata, Pa in Mazzoli/Vavrek’s Proving Up and Peter in Hansel und Gretel, he has firmly established his versatility and excellence. His dedication to his craft is evident through his meticulous preparation of core roles, honed under the guidance of the world's finest maestri.

Lodato's previous season (2022/2023) was equally illustrious, marked by his participation in The Metropolitan Opera's new production of Wagner's Lohengrin. He made his debut at the esteemed Carnegie Hall, enthralling audiences with his baritone solos in Vaughan Williams's Five Mystical Songs. His Lincoln Center concert debut showcased his versatility as he collaborated with composer Huang Ruo on the American Songbook series. Beyond traditional opera, his participation in innovative projects such as Mizzoly/Vavrek's Proving Up with Opera Las Vegas, New Amsterdam Opera's production of Boïdelieu's La Dame Blanche, and Heartbeat Opera's acclaimed Tosca adaptation highlights his commitment to pushing artistic boundaries.

In the realm of opera, acting, and cinematic endeavors, Joe Lodato has proven himself as a multifaceted artist of unparalleled talent. As his career trajectory continues to ascend, he remains a captivating force in the realm of performing arts.

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"an artist the listening world is excited to see coming up. His unique timbre, controlled passion, and understanding of the repertoire bode well for his future..."

Mr. Lodato was educated at Westminster Choir College, the University of Miami, and Salzburg College, and subsequently completed Young Artist training under the auspices of the Metropolitan Opera, Sarasota Opera, and Aspen Music Festival. He has been awarded top prizes by the Metropolitan Opera National Council, Los Angeles Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Aspen Music Festival, and Premiere Opera Foundation.