Jouvanca Jean-Baptiste, Soprano
2010 – 2012
As a member of the resident artist company, Jouvanca 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 Annnual Irene Dalis Vocal Competition, in which she was named a recipient of the Wagner award.