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Casting director Opéra National de Paris


Sophie Joyce is the Director of the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, the Metropolitan Opera’s elite program for leading young singers on the cusp of international opera careers.

Known for her ability to scout and nurture extraordinary talent, Ms. Joyce worked for 10 years, until 2006, at English National Opera (ENO), where she was Head of Casting and Director of the ENO Harewood Artist Program. She had earlier been Casting Administrator and Manager of the company’s Young Singers Program, as well as Assistant Company Manager. From 2016 - 2018, Ms. Joyce worked as an opera consultant, advising young artists at the Royal College of Music and establishing a new Vocal Department for Keynote Artist Management.

After graduating from Birmingham University as a Bachelor of Music, Ms. Joyce began her career at IMG Artists in 2004, working with some of the highest profile singers in the world today.


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