Lyric coloratura soprano Joyce Yin, praised by New York Concert Review for singing with an “otherworldly quality,” enjoys an active schedule of opera and concert engagements showcasing the flexibility and versatility of her voice. This season, Joyce made her solo debut with the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra in Handel’s Messiah, performed as Belinda in Dido and Aeneas, and added the roles of Gilda (Rigoletto) and Dorinda (Orlando) to her repertoire. A performer whose “deft characterization [is] matched by her fearless singing” (Entertainment Hour), Joyce’s upcoming engagements in 2017 include Ines (Donizetti’s La Zingara) with Amore Opera and Linfea (La Calisto) with the dell’Arte Opera Ensemble.
Recognized for her stage presence and depth of emotional connection in both dramatic and comic roles, Joyce delivered an exciting 2015-2016 season of high-spirited performances beginning with her Lincoln Center debut in the role of Adele (Die Fledermaus). She continued with role debuts as Morgana (Alcina) and Papagena (Die Zauberflöte) and then returned to Lincoln Center to sing Mozart’s iconic role of Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro).
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), Lucy (The Telephone), Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier), and including 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 performed with organizations such as the Arizona Bach Festival, La Jolla Symphony & Chorus, and MusicaNova Orchestra. Recent solo highlights include Vivaldi's Nulla in mundo pax sincera with Jubilee Orchestra and the Rutter Requiem with Cornerstone Chorale in New York City.
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.