Newly-Boston-based Baritone Joshua Fein has been featured in concerts of art-song on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. He recently returned to the United States after three-years’ sojourn in Europe, where he continued his study of the classical song repertoire at the Hochschüle für Musik in Karlsruhe, Germany. On the operatic stage, Fein has been seen as Bob in Menotti’s The Old Maid and the Thief, and previously as the Proprietor in Sondheim’s Assassins, Willy in the world orchestral premiere of Hoiby’s This is the Rill Speaking, and L’horloge comtoise in Ravel’s L’enfant et les Sortileges.

THrough his production company, The Vox Populi, Fein has sought to create new modes of classical song performance. Previous presentations with The Vox Populi have included Songs at an Exhibition I and II, pairing songs with poetry and paintings as one might pair the courses of a meal with wines (pairing songs with wines is an exciting future possibility); Say it with Music, a musical journey from early-20th century England across the Atlantic to early-20th Century America; and performances of the great song cycles Die Schöne Müllerin by Franz Schubert and Die Schöne Magelone by Johannes Brahms, with English narration. Fein is also director of The Vox POpuli’s ongoing project to create art-song music videos, examples of which can be found at The Vox Populi website.

Joshua Fein has appeared in masterclasses taught by such notables as Udo Reinemann, Mitsuko Shirai, Hartmut Höll, Peter Schreier, Julia Varady and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. His teachers have included Donald Litaker, Robert Swensen, Constance Chase and the late Pasquale Pappano.