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Joélle Harvey


This season, Joélle Harvey joins the Milwaukee Symphony as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, the Los Angeles Philharmonic as Pat Nixon in Nixon in China, The English Concert under Harry Bicket as Dalinda in Ariodante, and returns to the Glyndebourne Festival Opera as Servilia in La clemenza di Tito. In concert she appears with the Mostly Mozart Festival for Mozart's Mass in C Minor and his Requiem, which she also sings for the Kansas City Symphony and the Utah Symphony. Additionally she joins the Cincinnati Symphony for Beethoven's Missa Solemnis, sings Handel's Messiah with the Handel & Haydn Society and the National Symphony Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony for Mahler's Das klagende Lied, and the London Symphony Orchestra and Concertgebouw for John Adams's El Niño. She also appears in concert with the LA Chamber Orchestra and the North Carolina Symphony.
Last season Harvey's varied appearances included Michal in Saul with the Handel & Haydn Society, Inès in a concert performance of La favorite with Washington Concert Opera, and joined the Indianapolis Symphony, Virginia Symphony, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and Les Violons du Roy in concert.
During the 2014–2015 season, Harvey's numerous engagements included repeat appearances as Sicle in Ormindo with the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, Galatea in Acis and Galatea with the Killkenny Festival, and role debuts as Marzelline in Fidelio with San Francisco Symphony, and Anne Trulove in Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress with Utah Opera. On the concert stage she appeared with the Cleveland Orchestra (Bach B minor Mass), Tafelmusik, Handel & Haydn Society (Messiah and St. Matthew Passion), LA Philharmonic (Missa Solemnis), North Carolina Symphony (Messiah), Dallas Symphony (Mozart Requiem), and the Pygmalion Ensemble (Mozart Mass in C minor).
Other notable engagements include Serpetta in La finta giardiniera, Adina in L'elisir d'amore and Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro with the Glyndebourne Festival, Miranda in Death and the Powers with Dallas Opera and in its world premiere with Opéra Monte-Carlo, Galatea in Acis and Galatea with Festival d'Aix-en-Provence and Teatro La Fenice, and Flora in Turn of the Screw with Houston Grand Opera. Harvey is also a frequent concert performer, having appeared with such varied companies as the San Francisco Symphony, New York Philharmonic, The Handel & Haydn Society, Milwaukee Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, Carnegie Hall, The English Concert, Washington Concert Opera, the Orchestra of St. Luke's, and the New York Festival of Song.
Harvey received Second Prize in Houston Grand Opera's 2008 Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers. She is a recipient of the Shoshana Foundation's 2007 Richard F. Gold Career Grant, and was also presented with the John Alexander Memorial Award and the coveted Sam Adams Award for Achievement in Acting from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), where she received her bachelor's and master's degrees in vocal performance.
Joélle Harvey