2010 – 2012
During the 2015-16 season, JOUVANCA JEAN-BAPTISTE covered the role of Bess and appeared as Serena in Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess with New York Harlem Production’s tour of the opera in Germany at the Semperoper Dresden, the Hamburgische Staatsoper, and Alte Oper Frankfurt.
Engagements for Ms. Jean-Baptiste during the 2014-15 season included 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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