Joélle Harvey


Photo Credit: Arielle Doneson

Joélle Harvey has quickly established herself as a noted interpreter of a broad range of repertoire, specializing in Handel, Mozart, and contemporary music. She 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 begins the 2017–18 season in concert with the Knoxville Symphony, performing Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915. She subsequently makes her Pittsburgh Opera debut as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, and joins The English Concert as Almirena in Rinaldo. Further concert appearances include a return to the New York Philharmonic for Handel’s Messiah and an appearance with the Laguna Music Festival for a concert of music by Brahms and both Clara and Robert Schumann. In the summer of 2018, she returns to the Glyndebourne Festival Opera for her role debut as Cleopatra in Sir David McVicar’s iconic production of Handel’s Giulio Cesare, conducted by William Christie.

Last season, Ms. Harvey joined the Milwaukee Symphony as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, the Los Angeles Philharmonic as Pat Nixon in Nixon in China, and returned to Glyndebourne as Servilia in La clemenza di Tito. In concert, she appeared with the Mostly Mozart Festival for Mozart’s Mass in C Minor and his Requiem, which she also sang for the Kansas City Symphony and the Utah Symphony. She has been a frequent soloist with H+H, including recent performances of Handel’s Messiah and Saul.