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Joélle Harvey



Joélle Harvey in action.
Joélle Harvey in L'Ormindo, The Royal Opera at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare's Globe © Stephen Cummiskey

American soprano Joélle Harvey made her Royal Opera debut in 2014, singing Lady Luck/Sicle in the Company’s production of L’Ormindo at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare’s Globe.

Harvey grew up in Bolivar, New York, and studied singing, piano and flute at school, going on to train at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. She participated on the Glimmerglass Opera Young American Artists Program in 2007 and the San Francisco Merola Opera Program in 2008. She made her Glyndebourne Festival debut singing a role in The Fairy Queen in 2012 and has since sung Serpetta (La finta giardiniera) for Glyndebourne Festival and Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro) and Adina (L’elisir d’amore) for Glyndebourne on Tour. Other engagements include Galatea (Acis and Galatea) and Zerlina (Don Giovanni) at the Aix-en-Provence Festival, Galatea at La Fenice, Venice, Eurydice (Telemann’s Orpheus) for New York City Opera, Barbarina (Le nozze di Figaro) for Dallas Opera and Seleuce (Tolomeo) and Belinda (Dido and Aeneas) at Glimmerglass. She created the role of Miranda (Machover’s Death and the Powers) in Monte Carlo.

Harvey performs widely in concert, engagements including Messiah with The English Concert and San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Sophie (Werther in concert) with Washington Concert Opera, Michal (Saul) at the Barbican under Harry Christophers and Bach’s B Minor Mass at the BBC Proms with The English Concert.