Since his 1974 San Francisco Opera debut, tenor Joseph Frank has specialized in the lyric character tenor operatic repertoire. In a career spanning over 35 years, the tenor has won acclaim in over 80 roles. Metropolitan Opera and European debuts followed in 1979 and he currently appears regularly with other leading opera companies here and abroad including the opera companies of Los Angeles, Houston, Seattle, Washington, Orange County, San Diego, Santa Fe, London, and Paris.
In April 2009, the tenor appeared in Peter Grimes for the San Diego Opera production. Other engagements include the premiere of Ricky Ian Gordo's revised The Grapes of Wrath (Pittsburgh Opera), Die Fledermaus (Austin Lyric Opera), Boris Godunov and Wozzeck, by director Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys), (San Diego Opera), and film director William Friedkin's production of Ariadne auf Naxos and a new production of Tosca both for the Los Angeles Opera.