This summer Olivia is thrilled to be stepping back into the role of Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance. This time she will be performing with The Tulane Summer Lyric Theatre on June 1st and 2nd in New Orleans, LA. She is also excited to announce that she was named a Semi-Finalist in the National Federation of Musical Clubs Young Artist Competition. She will be competing in Jacksonville, FL on June 19th. You can see Olivia’s full schedule here.
Praised for singing with “gorgeous vulnerability” (The Richmond Times). Olivia Yokers is well regarded for her thrilling voice and versatility onstage. Ms. Yokers has performed pieces spanning from Mozart to Rodgers and Hammerstein, as well as Philip Glass. She was most recently seen performing Cinderella in Into the Woods with The Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre. During the previous summer, Ms. Yokers sang Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance with Utah Festival Opera. In 2016, Ms. Yokers made “the most of Berta” (Washington Post) in her Virginia Opera debut in Il Barbiere di Siviglia. Ms. Yokers is a graduate of Indiana University. There she performed as Laurey in Oklahoma, Sardula in The Last Savage, and Josephine in HMS Pinafore. Outside of Indiana University, Ms. Yokers has performed Cecilia in Iolanthe with the University Gilbert and Sullivan Society, Lily in The Secret Garden with The Fitton Playhouse, and Daughter in Ahknaten with the Indianapolis Opera. This past year Ms. Yokers was a Young Artist with Dayton Opera and the year before was honored to be a Herndon Emerging Artist with Virginia Opera. Ms. Yokers rewards include, the title of Cincinnati Opera Idol, first prize in both the Dayton Opera Guild Competition and Indianapolis Matinee Musicale Colligate Competition, and first place at the Hamilton-Fairfield Symphony Guild Voice Competition. This spring, Ms. Yokers looks forward to returning to Dayton Opera. There she will be singing Mabel in their Pirates of Penzance.