Joyce Yin, Soprano

Lyric coloratura soprano Joyce Yin, praised by New York Concert Review for singing with anjoyce-yin-soprano-headshot “otherworldly quality,” brings a committed physicality and depth of emotional connection to the stage. During the 2018-2019 season, her engagements included Cantamos: A Celebration of Spanish-Language Song at the historic United Palace of Cultural Arts, a concert lecture of Spanish Baroque music, Handel’s Messiah with the Downtown Symphony, the Pergolesi Stabat Mater, and Agilea in Handel’s Teseo.
Recognized for her stage presence and acting in both comedic and dramatic roles, recent operatic roles cluded Papagena (Die Zauberflöte) with the Downtown Symphony, Sophie (Werther), Nella (Gianni Schicchi), Giulietta (I Capuleti e i Montecchi), and a radiant run in the title role of Caccini’s Euridice. Additional highlights from past seasons include Ines in Donizetti’s La Zingara with Amore Opera, Linfea in La Calisto with dell’Arte Opera Ensemble, Dorinda in Handel’s Orlando. In particular, Joyce enjoys exploring the complexities and nuances of determined women such as Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), Morgana (Alcina), Adele (Die Fledermaus), and Gilda (Rigoletto).
Joyce began her operatic career during her graduate studies when selected to participate in the prestigious joint Arizona Opera/Arizona State University program for the roles of Amore (Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice) and Barbarina (Le nozze di Figaro). Additional roles include La Fée (Massenet’s Cendrillon), Belinda (Dido and Aeneas), Lucy (The Telephone), Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier), Despina (Così fan tutte), Ilia (Idomeneo), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), and Zerlina (Don Giovanni).
As a soloist, Joyce’s concert work ranges from the intimate Bach cantatas to Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem with full orchestra. An expressive concert performer, Joyce has sung with organizations such as the Arizona Bach Festival and the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus. Recent solo highlights include the Messiah with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Pergolesi’s Stabat mater with the Dorian Baroque Orchestra.
Joyce has received awards and scholarships from the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (Audience Choice Award-San Diego District), Musical Merit Foundation of San Diego, La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Young Artist Competition, and NATS Student Auditions (Arizona, San Diego). She graduated with her M.M. in Opera Performance from Arizona State University.
Joyce currently resides in New York City.

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Giulietta I Capuleti e i Montecchi New York Opera Forum 2017
Gilda Rigoletto New York Opera Forum 2017
Belinda Dido and Aeneas Da Ponte Soloists 2016
Susanna Le nozze di Figaro New York Opera Forum 2016
Papagena Die Zauberflöte Columbia Bach Society 2016
Morgana Alcina Cantanti Project 2016
Adele Die Fledermaus New York Opera Forum 2016
1st Lady Die Zauberflöte Astoria Music Festival 2015
Pamina* Die Zauberflöte Astoria Music Festival 2015
Vespetta Pimpinone (Telemann) Apollo Opera 2015
Zerlina Don Giovanni New York Lyric Opera 2014
La Fée Cendrillon (Massenet) New York Lyric Opera 2014
Despina Così fan tutte Astoria Music Festival 2014
Bastienne Bastien und Bastienne New York Lyric Opera 2014
Belinda Dido and Aeneas Astoria Music Festival 2013
Rita Rita (Donizetti) Arizona State University 2013
Barbarina+ Le nozze di Figaro Arizona Opera 2013
Emmie Albert Herring Arizona State University 2012
Lauretta Gianni Schicchi Bay Area Summer Opera 2012
Amore+ Orfeo ed Euridice Arizona Opera 2012

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Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier) Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare) Norina (Don Pasquale)  
Finalist Bay Area Summer Opera Theater Competition San Francisco, CA 2012
1st Place NATS Student Audition Valley of the Sun, AZ 2012
3rd Place La Jolla Symphony Chorus Young Artist Comp La Jolla, CA 2012
Winner Musical Merit Foundation of Greater San Diego San Diego, CA 2011
Audience Choice Metropolitan Opera National Council – District San Diego, CA 2010
2nd Place NATS Student Auditions San Diego, CA 2010
Opera Singers Initiative Artist New York, NY 2016
Astoria Music Festival Vocal Apprentice Astoria, OR 2013, 2014, 2015
Arizona State University M.M. Opera Performance Tempe, AZ 2013
Bay Area Summer Opera Training Program San Francisco, CA 2011, 2012
TEACHERS Carole FitzPatrick, William Lewis*, Carol Plantamura, Dianna Ruggiero, Enrique Toral
MASTERCLASSES Juliana Gondek, Ricky Ian Gordon, Lillian Groag, Ruth Ann Swenson, Patricia Wise, Richard Zeller
DIRECTORS Hector Correa, Dale Dreyfoos, Karen Esquivel, Rod Gomez, Catherine Turocy, Bernard Uzan
COACHES Lloyd Arriola, Chris Fecteau*, Paul Floyd, Robert Mills, Daniel Mobbs, Marie Plette, Russell Ryan
CONDUCTORS Warren Cohen, Alex Katsman, Matthias Kuntzsch, Richard Nechamkin, Joel Revzen, Gwendolyn Toth



Nulla in mundo pax sincera Vivaldi Jubilee Orchestra 2016
Requiem Rutter Cornerstone Chorale 2016
Requiem Fauré St. John the Baptist RC Church 2015
In Terra Pax Finzi St. John the Baptist RC Church 2015
Johannes-Passion* J.S. Bach Astoria Music Festival 2015
Wedding Cantata, BWV 202 J.S. Bach Chabot Chamber Society 2015
Le dépit généreux M.P. de Montéclair Chabot Chamber Society 2015
Ariane et Bacchus M.P. de Montéclair Astoria Music Festival 2014
Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227 J.S. Bach Solis Camerata 2013
Dona Nobis Pacem Vaughan Williams Scottsdale Musical Arts 2012
Messiah Handel La Jolla Symphony & Chorus 2011

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