"CONYERS STEPS IN TO MAKE ROLE AND COMPANY DEBUT"
November 12, 2020
The Atlanta Opera has announced a cast change in “Pagliacci. The company revealed that Studio Player Joshua Conyers will sing the role of Tonio for the final performances on Nov. 11, 13, and 15. Conyers replaces Reginald Smith Jr., who opened the production. The baritone joins a cast that includes Richard Trey Smagur, Talise Trevigne, Joseph Lattanzi, and Megan Marino. Rolando Salazar conducts the production by Tomer Zvulun.
Joshua Conyers visited the Newark Boys Chorus School in Newark, New Jersey. Mr. Conyers shared with the students his experiences growing up in the South Bronx and Virginia with parents and siblings who struggled to maintain themselves in an often hostile neighborhood. Joshua performed a negro spiritual Ride on King Jesus by Hall Johnson and the boys sang several selections. Mr. Conyers has made a commitment to the school by joining the Young Professionals Advisory Board and will return to NBCS to mentor the students.