Soprano Audrey Yoder recently made her company debut with Pacific Opera Project (POP) performing in Gianni Schicchi (gender-bending Pinellino) and L’Enfant et les sortileges (La Bergere, Une Pastourelle, La Chauve-souris) where James Sohre of Opera Today hailed her “attractive timbre and laudable musicianship.” This fall Ms. Yoder is delighted to return for their Gluck double-bill.
This winter Opera San Luis Obispo, Valley Opera and Performing Arts and Mission Opera will release a collaborative, virtual “Suor Angelica” in which Ms. Yoder appears as Le novizie. She will also be appearing this fall as the soprano soloist in a virtual recording of Faure’s Requiem with members of the St. Cecilia Chorale and chamber orchestra.
A frequent performer with Opera Santa Barbara, Ms. Yoder appeared as the Bard and Siren in Ben Moore and Kelley Rourke’s Odyssey, and as Ruth Putnam in Robert Ward’s haunting opera The Crucible. Role highlights include Juliette in Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette, Gretel in Humperdinck’s Hansel und Gretel, Euridice in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, Barbarina in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Miss Jessel in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw, Miss Cripps (Buttercup) in Gilbert and Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore, Antonia (Les contes d’Hoffmann)* and Dinah in Bernstein’s classic one act Trouble in Tahiti.
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, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Rutter’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 Glendale Community Orchestra.
Ms. Yoder also uses her vocal & musical 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) and is currently on the Recording Academy GRAMMY ballet for Best Arrangement (Sharon Farber) and Best Music Video (Gev Miron).
*show cancelled due to COVID-19