Joélle Harvey: Interview with the soprano

A native of Bolivar, New York, Joélle Harvey was the First Prize winner of the Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition in 2011. In October 2012, she sang the role of Susanna in the Glyndebourne Festival Tour's production of Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro; San Franciscans may well remember her as Zerlina with the Merola Opera Progam in 2008. Thursday evening, she performs Handel's Messiah with Ragnar Bohlin and the San Francisco Symphony and Chorus (tickets). Below is a transcript of our recent conversation with soprano Joélle Harvey.