Biography

After graduating from Conservatory of Rotterdam, Jessey-Joy Spronk continued her studies both in the Netherlands and in Germany, working with various private teachers and coaches from e.g. Deutsche Oper Berlin.

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 Europe, 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 also appeared on stage as Michaela in Bizet’s Carmen and the soprano soloist of the Verdi Requiem in Wiesbaden, Germany.

During the Summer of 2019 Jessey had the unique opportunity to take part in Dolora Zajick‘s Young Artist Program ‘Institute for Young Dramatic Voices’ in Nevada, USA. There she worked with world renowned singers and coaches like Luana DeVol, Dolora Zajick and John Parr.

After her performances as Violetta Valery in Germany, Jessey-Joy was hailed as a “great artist and an outstanding Violetta” (Mannheimer Morgen, DE). Critics claimed 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.”

Highlights & Awards

2019

  • Being invited to take part in Dolora Zajick’s Young Artist Program ‘Institute for Young Dramatic Voices’ in Nevada, USA.
  • Singing Wagners’ Dich Teure Halle at the Markgräfliches Opernhaus in Bayreuth, DE.
  • Getting a public masterclass by Luana DeVol at the University of Nevada, Reno, USA.
  • Singing the soprano solo in Verdi’s Requiem at the beautiful Marktkirche in Wiesbaden, DE.

2016 - 2018

  • 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.
  • Winning the German International Opera Competition of Opera Classica Europa.
  • Winning the Concorso Evan Gorga (IT),
  • Winning Sicily’s 5th Concorso Lirico Internazionale Simone Alaimo di Bel Canto.
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