Joan Patenaude-Yarnell has sung many of the lyric-coloratura soprano roles throughout North America (New York City Opera, San Francisco Opera, and Canadian Opera, among others) and with many leading conductors of our time (Charles Mackerras, Seiji Ozawa, Julius Rudel). She is heard on the Vanguard, Musical Heritage Society, and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation record labels.
Ms. Patenaude-Yarnell’s students are currently performing with the major international opera houses (including the Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden Opera, Salzburg Festival, Deutsche Oper, San Francisco Opera, and Chicago Lyric Opera). Several are recent winners at major voice competitions in New York (Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, George London Awards, Lissner Foundation, Opera Index, Richard Tucker Foundation, Puccini Awards) and internationally (Belvedere Awards, Germany; Canada Council Awards; Houston Grand Opera).
Miss Patenaude-Yarnell‘s Master Class, The Art of Bel Canto, has been presented at the Royal Opera House Young Artist’s Program, Princeton University, and the University of Southern Ontario with future presentations at Guild Hall in England, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Wales, and Oberlin in Italy.
Ms. Patenaude-Yarnell is a member of the voice faculty at the Manhattan School of Music and joined the Curtis faculty in 1996.
Two Vocal Quests
Overtones, Fall 2008