Sophie Joyce

Director, Lindemann Young Artist Programme, Metropolitan Opera

Sophie Joyce is 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.

She is also a member of the Jury panel for the prestigious Neue Stimmen International Singing Competition. Known for her ability to scout and nurture extraordinary talent, she worked for 10 years, until 2016, 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 AssistantCompany Manager. From 2016 – 2018, she 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, she began her career at IMG Artists in 2004, working with some of the highest profile singers in the world today.