Anna Christie Opera World Premiere Recording
Listen to Joy sing the role of Marthy in this opera based on the play by Eugene O'Neill.
Music by Edward Thomas | Libretto by Joseph Masteroff
Julian Wachner, Conductor
REVIEWS FROM THE LIVE SHOW
"Mezzo Joy Hermalyn gave a nuanced, colorful performance as the warm-hearted floozy Marthy"
- Opera News
"Marthy -a funny/endearing performance by Joy Hermalyn"
"As Marthy, Chris's goodtime girl and Jimmy-the-Priest's saloon regular, mezzo-soprano Joy Hermalyn also deserves mention. She provides comic relief and captures the portrayal of a denizen of an O'Neill dive bar perfectly."
"As Christopherson’s companion Marthy, Joy Hermalyn, set the tone for what was to come for Anna if she remained a prostitute. Hermalyn was bold and vivacious, showcasing how humor can be beneficial whatever the life circumstance – a beacon of hope for the downtrodden."
Posted on August 20, 2019
by Joy Hermalyn