Yvonne began her professional career with D'Oyly Carte Opera Company performing numerous roles including Elsie Yeomen of the Guard and Josephine HMS Pinafore.
She joined Glyndebourne Festival Opera in 1994 and made her Festival debut in 1998. Subsequently, Yvonne has performed and understudied many roles for this and other companies.
Making her Glyndebourne Touring Opera debut in the role of Despina Cosi fan tutte, Yvonne also appeared in their production of The Bartered Bride singing the role of Esmeralda which included training to be a trapeze artist!
She sang Musetta La Boheme for Opera North and understudied Violetta La Traviata and Fiordiligi Cosi fan tutte. She has also worked for Welsh National Opera and Garsington Opera.
For Kentish Opera, she has performed the roles of Micaela Carmen and Pamina The Magic Flute and for Surrey Opera Adina L’Elisir d’Amore, Violetta La Traviata, Alice Ford The Merry Wives of Windsor and Rosalinda Die Fledermaus, the latter two were also performed at the Minack Theatre in Cornwall.
She sang the roles of Donna Elvira Don Giovanni, Clorinda in Rossini’s La Cenerentola and Musetta La Boheme for Garden Opera including two tours to Kenya plus a performance of Mozart’s Requiem in Nairobi Cathedral. Yvonne sang the title role in Madame Butterfly and Mimi La Boheme for Opera Brava, and Rosalinda Die Fledermaus with Carl Rosa Opera Company at Haddo House in Scotland. For Swansea City Opera she sang First Lady The Magic Flute and the title role in Madam Butterfly for Opera Box.
As a well-known performer of Gilbert and Sullivan, Yvonne was invited to appear as soprano soloist in the Centenary Gala Concert of the Philadelphia Savoy Company, the oldest Gilbert and Sullivan society in America.
Yvonne is a regular guest performer on cruises, has appeared on BBC Radio 2's Friday Night is Music Night and is an adjudicator for the British & International Federation of Music Festivals.
Alongside her busy performing career, Yvonne has worked extensively for the education departments of the major opera companies in the UK. She teaches privately, at Chichester University and Lancing College in West Sussex.
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