Lyric coloratura soprano Joyce Yin, praised by New York Concert Review for singing with an “otherworldly quality,” brings a committed physicality and depth of emotional connection to the stage. This season, Joyce performs the title role in Caccini’s Euridice, Lucy in The Telephone, Vaughan William’s 10 Blake Songs, and Clara Schumann’s Sechs Lieder. A performer whose “deft characterization” is “matched by her fearless singing” (Entertainment Hour), Joyce particularly enjoys exploring the complexities and nuances of determined women such as Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), Morgana (Alcina), and Gilda (Rigoletto). Highlights from recent seasons include Ines in the American premiere of Donizetti’s La Zingara with Amore Opera, Linfea in La Calisto with dell’Arte Opera Ensemble, and her debut with the Buffalo Philharmonic as the soprano soloist in the Messiah.
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). A compelling singer who acts “beautifully and creatively” (Classical Singer), Joyce has embodied characters of diverse styles and time periods such La Fée (Massenet’s Cendrillon), Adele (Die Fledermaus), and Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier), as well as several of Mozart’s creations: Despina (Così fan tutte), Ilia (Idomeneo), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), and Zerlina (Don Giovanni).
As a soloist, Joyce's concert work ranges from the intimate to large-scale, from Bach cantatas with chamber ensemble to Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem with full orchestra. An expressive concert performer, Joyce has sung with organizations such as the Arizona Bach Festival, La Jolla Symphony & Chorus, and Sing for Hope.
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.