A native of Bolivar, New York, soprano Joélle Harvey received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in vocal performance from University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). She continues to study with CCM professor Karen Lykes. Ms. Harvey is the recipient of a First Prize Award in 2011 from the Gerda Lissner Foundation Vocal Competition, a 2009 Sara Tucker Study Grant from the Richard Tucker Foundation, and a 2010 Encouragement Award (in honor of Norma Newton) from the George London Foundation Vocal Competition.
Ms. Harvey’s 2013-14 season will include her debut with the Royal Opera Covent Garden in London as Sicle in Cavalli’s Ormindo, performances with the Glyndebourne Festival Opera as Serpetta in Mozart’s La finta giardiniera and Adina in L’elisir d’amore with the Glyndebourne Festival Touring Company, and the Dallas Opera for Miranda in Tod Machover’s Death and the Powers. She makes appearances on the concert stage with the Handel and Haydn Society as Dalila in Handel’s Samson, the New York Philharmonic and Kansas City Symphony in Handel’s Messiah, and the Milwaukee Symphony in Schubert’s Mass in E-flat major.
Highlights of last season include the role of Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro on tour with the Glyndebourne Festival and with Arizona Opera, the role of Tigrane in Handel’s Radamisto at Carnegie Hall with the English Concert, and the role of Zerlina in Don Giovanni at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence. She also made her debut with the New York Philharmonic in works of J.S. Bach and Mendelssohn and toured the US as Iphis in Handel’s Jephtha with the Handel and Haydn Society. Ms. Harvey made her debut with the San Francisco Symphony in 2009. She appeared here last season in Handel’s Messiah and in music from Peer Gynt.