Jocelyn Claire Thomas, a versatile soprano praised for her haunting sound and musical intelligence, is a frequent performer in opera, concert, and recital. Notable roles include “Susanna” in Le nozze di Figaro, “Donna Elvira” in Don Giovanni, "Musetta" in La Bohème, "Nedda" in Pagliacci, "Rosina" in Il barbiere di Siviglia, "Pamina" and “First Lady” in Die Zauberflöte, "Morgana" in Alcina, “Gretel” in Hansel and Gretel, “Adele” in Die Fledermaus, “Despina” in Così fan tutte, “Dorinda” in Orlando, ”Servilia" in La clemenza di Tito, ”Marzelline" in Fidelio, "Le Feu" and "La Princesse" in L'enfant et les Sortilèges, and "Amy March" in Little Women.
Jocelyn has appeared with Tacoma Opera, Eugene Opera, OperaBend, Brava Opera Theatre, Cascadia Chamber Opera, Opera Theater Oregon, Portland Concert Opera, Ping & Woof Opera, The Astoria Music Festival, Bravo Northwest, The Bach Cantata Choir, The Bremerton Symphony, The Central Oregon Symphony, The Beaverton Symphony, Necessity Arts Collective, Cult of Orpheus, and Portland SummerFest.
Concert appearances include Soprano Soloist in Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, Mendelssohn's Elijah, Mahler's Symphony No. 8, Bach's Magnificat, Mozart's Coronation Mass, Haydn’s Missa Sancti Nicolai, Saint-Saëns’ Christmas Oratorio, Faure's Requiem, Vivaldi's Gloria, Schubert's Mass in G, Pergolesi's Stabat Mater, Brahms' Liebeslieder Walzer, Schütz' Weihnachtshistorie, Mozart's Exsultate Jubilate, and Handel's Messiah.
Ms. Thomas holds a B.M. from the Oberlin Conservatory, a M.M. from the Peabody Conservatory, and a G.P.D., from the Peabody Conservatory. Discography includes the title role in Viva's Holiday, and Soprano Soloist on Sacred Works I: The Emerald Tablet, both by Christopher Corbell, and "Anna" in Maelstrom - The Zombie Opera by Benjamin Emory Larson and Reed Reimer. Jocelyn is based in Portland, Oregon where she maintains a private studio in voice, piano, and flute.