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Coloratura soprano Sharleen Joynt has been praised for her “silvery, sparkling, substantial and resonant soprano” (Die Deutsche Bühne), her “scintillating high range, reminiscent of the most beautiful moments of Mady Mesplé” (Opernwelt), and “an artistic command that leaves the listener breathless” (Deutschland Radio). She will perform the role of Gilda in Rigoletto with the Florida Grand Opera in the spring of 2022. Recently, Sharleen reprised the role of the Controller Jonathan Dove’s Flight for Seattle Opera, which was filmed and released for streaming in April of 2021. Early in the 2019-20 season, she made a role and company début as Gilda in Rigoletto with Edmonton Opera. Prior engagements include performing the role of Winnie in Lembit Beecher’s Sky on Swings, a new opera about Alzheimer’s starring Frederica von Stade with Opera Philadelphia, and Musetta in La Bohème with Vancouver Opera and Pacific Opera Victoria. She also sang Glière’s Concerto for Coloratura, Op. 82 with the Guelph Symphony, performed as the soprano soloist in Handel’s Messiah with the Charleston Symphony, and as Cunegonde in Candide with the Ravinia Music Festival. She graduated from Mannes College of Music in New York with her Master’s in Vocal Performance and made her Carnegie Hall debut singing the soprano solo in Schubert’s Mass in G. She has been a prizewinner in the Liederkranz Foundation Competition, the George London Foundation Competition, the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, the Licia-Albanese Foundation Competition, the Canadian Music Competition’s International Stepping Stone, and the Palm Beach Opera Vocal Competition.