Xavier Joseph, baritone, is a graduate of Georgia State University, and Oakwood University. He has covered the role of Daggoo in Heggie's Moby Dick with Opera San Jose, and performed Raphael in Haydn's Creation, Guglielmo in Mozart's Cosi fan tutte, Vater in Humperdinck's Hansel und Gretel, Bartolo in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, and John Brooke in Adamo's Little Women. With The Dallas Opera Chorus, he sang Kern’s Show Boat, Shostakovich no. 13, and Heggie’s Moby Dick. He has studied with Kevin Short, Kathryn Hartgrove, and Dr. Julie Moore Foster, and he has participated in programs at Manhattan School of Music, Harrower Summer Opera Workshop, and Renmin University. In 2019, Mr. Joseph was a soloist at The Kennedy Center’s Opening Festival for the new Reach Center. In 2019, Mr. Joseph was the Baritone soloist for Shiloh Baptist’s 81st offering of Handel’s Messiah, in Washington, D.C. Mr. Joseph teaches at the Duke Ellington School of The Arts, and is a member of the Washington National Opera Chorus.