Biography

Audrey Yoder, Soprano

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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 in two US Staged Premieres 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. Pre-pandemic, Ms. Yoder also appeared in POP’s February double-bill of Gianni Schicci and L’enfant et les sortileges. She is excited to return to the stage with POP for a US Staged Premiere of Vivaldi’s Ercole su’l Termodonte as Orizia when conditions permit.

Her 2020 season also included a virtual Suor Angelica, complete with orchestra, produced by Opera San Luis Obispo, Valley Opera and Performing Arts (VOPA) and Mission Opera, which premiered in spring of 2021. Other engagements included the virtual World Premiere of Lisa Neher’s one-woman, micro opera Par for the Course as Babe Zaharias on March 23, 2021, with the One Voice Project. Both virtual projects have been met with great critical acclaim. Glowing reviews for Suor Angelic include recommendations from renowned opera singers Nicole Cabell, Othalie Graham and Milena Kitic, and the One Voice Project Micro Opera Festival has been featured in Contemporary Classical, Theaterkrant, Classical Currents, and Opera Wire.

Ms. Yoder was pleased to join Opera Santa Barbara’s (OSB’s) holiday production “Staying Home for Christmas” filmed in the lovely Lobero Theater, and also performed in their virtual concert, “Opera Santa Barbara Celebrates Black History Month,” featuring a diverse group of singers performing works by Black composers. She had the honor of curating and hosting OSB’s virtual program, “Opera Santa Barbara Celebrates Women’s History Month,” which featured works by women composers, past and present, and included video testimonials from women conductors, composers, scholars and performers.

A frequent performer with OSB, Ms. Yoder has appeared as Bard and Siren in Odyssey, and as Ruth Putnam in their chilling production of The Crucible. Highlighted operatic 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, Gounod’s Les Sept paroles de Notre Seigneur Jésus-Christ, Bach’s Magnificat, Rutter’s Gloria, Vivaldi’s Gloria and Faure’s Requiem. This fall, Ms. Yoder will be featured in Mozart’s Krönungsmesse with the St. Cecilia Chorale and the Glendale Community Orchestra.

Ms. Yoder also uses her skills as a recording artist, and this spring she joined with the Biden/Harris Inaugural Committee and Mission Opera Company for An Evening of Spirituals, Hymns and Hope honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the National Day of Service. She also 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).

“…dramatically engaging singing actress who shows great vocal flexibility…”

Broadway World

Headshots by Nogen Beck Photography

“…attractive timbre and laudable musicianship…”

-James Sohre, Opera Today

“……self-assured, Yoder moves between flawlessly intonated, large intervals into a listless, descending glissando.”

-Thea Derks, Contemporary Classical
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