A native of Bolivar, New York, soprano Joélle Harvey 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 (in honor of Norma Newton) from the George London Foundation.
Ms. Harvey began the 2017–18 season in concert with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, performing Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915. She subsequently makes her Pittsburgh Opera debut as Susanna in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, and joins The English Concert as Almirena in Handel’s Rinaldo. Additional concert appearances include a return to the New York Philharmonic for Handel’s Messiah and an appearance with the Laguna Music Festival. In the summer of 2018 she returns to the Glyndebourne Festival Opera for her role debut as Cleopatra in David McVicar’s production of Handel’s Giulio Cesare, conducted by William Christie.
Last season, Ms. Harvey joined the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra as Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro, the Los Angeles Philharmonic as Pat Nixon in John Adams’s Nixon in China, and the Glyndebourne Festival Opera as Servilia in Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito. In concert she appeared at the Mostly Mozart Festival for Mozart’s Mass in C minor and Requiem, which she also sang with the Kansas City and Utah Symphony Orchestras. She also joined the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra for Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis, Handel & Haydn Society for Handel’s Messiah, the National and San Francisco Symphony Orchestras for Mahler’s Das klagende Lied, and the London Symphony Orchestra and Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra for John Adams’s El Niño. She also appeared in concert with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and the North Carolina Symphony. She concluded the season with a return to Glyndebourne Festival Opera as Servilia in La clemenza di Tito, a role she also performed at the BBC Proms.