Joshua Bloom was born in Australia to musician parents and studied cello and double-bass as well as being a chorister at St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne. He went on to study History at the University of Melbourne and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1996. His professional debut in opera was in an OzOpera touring production of The Barber of Seville, after which he joined the Young Artist Programme of Opera Australia in Sydney, and later the Merola and Adler Fellowship Programmes at the San Francisco Opera.
He has sung principal roles with Opera Australia, San Francisco Opera, LA Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Wiener Staatsoper, Badisches Staatstheater, New York's Metropolitan Opera, and Garsington Opera, among others. He has also appeared on the concert stage with the Melbourne, Queensland, Adelaide and Western Australian Symphonies, as well as the New York Philharmonic, the LA Philharmonic and the Birmingham Contemporary Music Group.
Recent engagements include Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in Perth, The Rake's Progress with The Auckland Philharmonia, Gerald Barry's The Importance of Being Earnest with Opera Northern Ireland, La Bohème at the Royal Albert Hall, London and Fidelio and The Cunning Little Vixen for Garsington Opera. Upcoming plans include debuts with English National Opera and Washington National Opera.