Meet the Artists – Joélle Harvey (Miranda)

Joélle Harvey shines in the demanding role of Miranda, the daughter of Simon Powers. Miranda is in her late teens, a young woman of intelligence and sensitivity, special and prescient. She is Antigone, Cordelia.

Here she performs a duet with her stepmother Evvy, from Scene 1. Recorded during rehearsals at the Cutler Majestic Theater, Boston, August 2010.

MIRANDA
How will we speak to you?
Will you be some one place?
When you’re all a vibration
Without any one face
We could know you with.

A native of Bolivar, New York, soprano Joélle Harvey is quickly becoming recognized as one of the most promising young talents of her generation. She is the recipient of a 2009 Sara Tucker Study Grant from the Richard Tucker Foundation, a 2010 Encouragement Award (in honor of Norma Newton) from the George London Foundation, and a Third Prize award in 2010 from the Gerda Lissner Foundation.

Joélle Harvey

Joélle’s 2010-2011 season includes a return engagement with the San Francisco Symphony as the soprano soloist in Carmina burana, Sophie in Werther with Washington Concert Opera under the baton of Antony Walker, the world premiere of Death and the Powers at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo, and her debut with the Seiji Ozawa Ongaku-juku Opera Project, as Barbarina in performances of Le nozze di Figaro in Japan, Carnegie Hall in New York, and the Théatre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, conducted by Maestro Ozawa. Joélle will also be making her debut at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence as Galatea in Händel’s Acis and Galatea conducted by Leonardo Garcia Alarcon.

For more information, visit Joélle’s website. You can view YouTube videos of several of her performances.

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