Biography

Biography

After graduating from the 'Rotterdams Conservatorium' (Codarts), Jessey-Joy Spronk studied intensively at the McCray International Vocal Studio, led by James McCray and Prizrenka Petković McCray.

In 2016, Jessey-Joy made her operatic debut as Violetta Valery from Verdi’s La Traviata in Castelfiorentino with the O.M.E.G.A. Musica, after winning the role in their international competition.
Soon after, she won the German International Opera Competition of Opera Classica Europa, then the Concorso Evan Gorga (IT), followed by Sicily’s 5th Concorso Lirico Internazionale Simone Alaimo di Bel Canto.
These prizes resulted in numerous engagements for Jessey-Joy in the role of Violetta Valery, as well as concert-setting performances.

She has also taken part in numerous coachings and masterclasses by Oliver Alexander, Jard van Ness, Carolyn Watkinson, Marc Krone, and Christoph Stöcker, among others.

After her performances as Violetta Valery in Germany, Jessey-Joy was hailed as a “great artist and an outstanding Violetta” (Mannheimer Morgen, DE).
Critics have claimed that after her impressive performances “the audience was difficult to calm down” (Op-Online, DE). Newspaper Die Rheinpfalz (DE) called Jessey-Joy the “star of the evening…with an equally beautiful and powerful voice which sounded strong and pleasant, even in the high notes.”

Italian critics from the newspaper  la Sicilia, IT, praised her 'crystal clear voice and (...) dramatic bravura which moved the entire audience'.



'...a soprano with a crystal clear voice and such dramatic bravura which moved the entire audience'
La Sicilia, IT