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, "Rosina" in Il barbiere di Siviglia, "Nedda" in Pagliacci, "Musetta" in La Bohème, “Despina” in Così fan tutte, “Donna Elvira” in Don Giovanni, "Pamina" and “First Lady” in Die Zauberflöte, “Dorinda” in Orlando, ”Servilia" in La clemenza di Tito, ”Marzelline" in Fidelio, "Morgana" in Alcina, “Gretel” in Hansel and Gretel, “Adele” in Die Fledermaus, "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, Opera Bend, Brava Opera Theatre, The Astoria Music Festival, Bravo Northwest, The Bremerton Symphony, Cascadia Chamber Opera, The Bach Cantata Choir, Opera Theater Oregon, Portland Concert Opera, The Beaverton Symphony, Necessity Arts Collective, Ping & Woof Opera, 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, 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.
Upcoming engagements include "Donna Elvira" in Don Giovanni with Opera Bend, "Soprano Soloist" in Pergolesi's Stabat Mater, a Reunion Recital with mezzo-soprano Rebecca Sacks, and "Soprano Soloist" in Mozart's Exsultate Jubilate with the Central Oregon Symphony. Jocelyn is based in Portland, Oregon where she maintains a private studio in voice, piano, and flute.