Praised for her “creamy and effortlessly produced soprano” (Texas Classical Review), Iowa-native soprano Jocelyn Hansen is emerging as a versatile performer in the realms of opera and musical theatre. In 2020 Ms. Hansen finished a two year tenure as an Education Artist with The Dallas Opera, singing the roles of Laurette in Doctor Miracle and Manuelita in Pépito. She will make her mainstage debut with The Dallas Opera in their 2022 season. Pre-pandemic musical theatre performances include Ens. Nellie Forbush in South Pacific and Cinderella’s Stepmother in Into the Woods with The Ohio Light Opera in 2019.
Her vocal flexibility has also been showcased on the concert stage, including performing as the soprano soloist in Handel’s Messiah with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and the Amarillo Symphony, and with the Abilene Philharmonic in Broadway A La Carte. Other role highlights include Pamina in The Magic Flute and Soeur Constance in The Dialogues of the Carmelites. In addition to performing, Ms. Hansen is an active voice teacher, clinician, and pedagogue, specializing in crossover training between genres. Jocelyn holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Iowa State University and a Master’s Degree from Michigan State University and is completing her doctorate at the University of North Texas.