Hailed as a "standout" by the Dallas Morning News, Iowa-native Jocelyn Hansen is at home in the worlds of both opera and musical theater. Ms. Hansen is also passionate about new works, and in 2023 she will join the casts of two world premieres- Goin’ Hollywood with WaterTower Theatre in July 2023 The Diving Bell and the Butterfly with The Dallas Opera in November 2023. She will join The Dallas Opera again in January 2024 for the Hart Institute of Women Conductors, and again in February for David McVicars' blood-filled 90-minute production of Elektra.
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.