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Joan Patenaude-Yarnell


Joan Patenaude-Yarnell has sung many of the lyric-coloratura soprano roles throughout North America (New York City Opera, San Francisco Opera, Canadian Opera, among others) and with many leading conductors of our time (Charles Mackerras, Seiji Ozawa, Julius Rudel, Barry Tuckewell). She is heard on Vanguard Records, Musical Heritage Society, and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation labels.

Her students are currently performing with the major international opera houses (including the Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden Opera, Salzburg Festival, Deutsche Oper, San Francisco Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, New York City Opera). Several are recent winners at major voice competitions both in New York (Met Opera National Council Auditions, George London Awards, Lissner Foundation, Opera Index, Richard Tucker Foundation, Puccini Awards) as well as internationally (Bevedere Awards, Germany; Canada Council Awards; Houston Grand Opera).

Ms. Patenaude-Yarnell became a member of the voice faculty at the Manhattan School of Music in 1998 and joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in 1996.

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Two Vocal Quests
Overtones, Fall 2008