A native of Bolivar, New York, soprano Joélle Harvey received degrees in vocal performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. She is the recipient of a 2011 First Prize Award from the Gerda Lissner Foundation, a 2009 Sara Tucker Study Grant from the Richard Tucker Foundation, and a 2010 Encouragement Award from the George London Foundation.
In the 2016-17 season, Ms. Harvey joins the Milwaukee Symphony as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, the Los Angeles Philharmonic as Pat Nixon in John Adams’s Nixon in China (led by the composer), the English Concert as Dalinda in Handel’s Ariodante, and Glyndebourne Festival Opera as Servilia in Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito. In concert, she appears with the Mostly Mozart Festival for Mozart’s Mass in C minor and Requiem, which she also sings for the Kansas City Symphony and the Utah Symphony; Handel’s Messiah with the Handel & Haydn Society and the National Symphony; and the London Symphony Orchestra and Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra for John Adams’s El Niño. She also performs with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and the North Carolina Symphony.
Joélle Harvey first appeared with the San Francisco Symphony in 2009. Her 2014 performance of Beethoven’s Mass in C major with the Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas was recorded and released on SFS Media.