Jouvanca Jean-Baptiste, Soprano
2010 – 2012
Engagements for JOUVANCA JEAN-BAPTISTE during the 2014-15 season include concert appearances with Orchestra Miami, performing Beethoven selections. In California, she appeared with the Palo Alto Philharmonic, singing Roberto Sierra’s Beyond the Silence of Sorrow. In 2013-14, Ms. Jean-Baptiste appeared in the title role of Tosca and Anna (Nabucco) with Florida Grand Opera. On the concert stage, she was a featured soloist in the Mainly Mozart Festival in Coral Gables, Florida.
As a member of the resident artist company, Ms. Jean-Baptiste performed the roles of Nedda (Pagliacci), Violetta (La traviata) and Marguerite (Faust.) The Haitian-born soprano joined OSJ’s resident company during the 2010 – 2011 season, debuting in the title roles of Anna Karenina and Tosca and as Mimì in La bohème.
Ms. Jean-Baptiste made her mainstage debut with Florida Grand Opera in the role of The Abbess in Suor Angelica. Previously, she sang with West Bay Opera, understudying the role of Cio-cio-san in Madama Butterfly. Other roles in the soprano’s repertoire include Suor Angelica (Suor Angelica), Mother (Amahl and the Night Visitors) and Miss Rose (Lakmé).
Ms. Jean-Baptiste has participated in the Intermezzo Young Artist Program and has been a semi-finalist in the Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition, as well as competing in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions District Level Competition. Most recently, she was a finalist in the Fifth Annual Irene Dalis Vocal Competition, in which she was named a recipient of the Wagner award.
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