Hailed as “a singer to watch” (Classical Voice America), London-born mezzo-soprano Joanne Evans has spent the 2022-2023 season performing as a Resident Artist with Opera Colorado, in the roles of Maddalena in Rigoletto and Lucienne in Die Tote Stadt. Joanne is immensely excited to be joining the Merola Opera Program this summer. As Olga in Eugene Onegin with Music Academy last summer, Joanne “was a magnificently earthy Olga, her rich mezzo tone and prescient temperament, perfect for the role” (Voice Magazine). Joanne was most recently named winner of the Music Academy’s 2022 Marilyn Horne Song Competition. Joanne is also a 2022 District winner of the Met Opera Laffont Competition, winner of the Handel Aria Competition. and a proud beneficiary of a Career Bridges grant.