Joelle Lamarre, a 3Arts “Make A Wave” Awardee, is an artist in demand performing new works by today’s renowned composers, like Pulitzer Prize winner Anthony Davis in his opera, Central Park Five (she will be joining Long Beach Opera again this summer); Guggenheim Fellow George Lewis, in his experimental form opera Afterword: The AACM; and as Sister Rose in the Chicago premieres of Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking, as an alumna guest artist with Northwestern. This spring, Joelle will be a part of the World Premiere, Quamino’s Map a new work by Errollyn Wallen with Chicago Opera Theater. Opera News reviewed: “Joelle Lamarre’s soprano has a glorious lyrical bloom that allows her to explore realms of the imagination that lie beyond the everyday.”
Joelle is the Playwright of the one act, The Violet Hour, which explores the early beginnings of Leontyne Price’s career up to her final performance of the opera Aida in 1985 (currently being rewritten). Performing across genres in theatre and opera, Joelle is a multi-faceted artist who pushes boundaries as a librettist, poet, and artistic advisor.