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Audrey Yoder, soprano

Soprano Audrey Yoder, hailed for her “attractive timbre and laudable musicianship” (Opera Today), is a “dramatically engaging singing actress who shows great vocal flexibility” (Broadway World).

Ms. Yoder recently appeared as Climene and Euterpe in Pacific Opera Project (POP)’s inventive double-bill drive in production of Gluck’s La Corona and Il Parnaso Confuso. Her 2020 season also included a virtual Suor Angelica produced by Opera San Luis Obispo, VOPA and Mission Opera which will be released in 2021, POP’s February double-bill of Gianni Schicci and L’enfant et les sortileges, and Opera Santa Barbara’s holiday production “Staying Home for Christmas.” Ms. Yoder is excited to return with POP for a US staged premiere of Vivaldi’s Ercole su’l Termodonte as Orizia when conditions permit. Other future engagements include the virtual World Premiere of Lisa Neher’s one-woman, micro-opera Par for the Course as Babe Zaharias in March of 2021.

A frequent performer with Opera Santa Barbara, Ms. Yoder has appeared as Bard and Siren in Odyssey, and as Ruth Putnam in their chilling production of The Crucible. Highlighted roles include Juliette (Romeo et Juliette), Gretel (Hansel und Gretel), Barbarina (Le Nozze di Figaro), Dinah (Trouble in Tahiti), Euridice (Orfeo ed Euridice), Miss Jessel (The Turn of the Screw) and Antonia (Les contes d’Hoffmann).

Equally at home on the concert stage, Ms. Yoder’s solo concert work includes Poulenc’s Gloria, Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, Rutter’s Gloria, Vivaldi’s Gloria and Faure’s Requiem. When conditions permit, Ms. Yoder will be featured in Mozart’s Requiem in D minor with the St. Cecilia Chorale and the Glendale Community Orchestra.

Ms. Yoder also uses her skills as a recording artist and contributed to the COVID-19 relief video of Diane Warren’s Oscar-nominated song I’m Standing with You, arranged by Sharon Farber. The global effort has raised more than $7 million for the United Nations Foundation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization (WHO).

“…attractive timbre and laudable musicianship…”

-James Sohre, Opera Today

Headshots by Nogen Beck Photography

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