Everything listed under: Encompass New Opera Theater

  • Anna Christie

    Come see Joy as Marthy Owen in the world premiere music drama based on Eugene O'Neill's award-winning play. 

    When: October 4 - 21

    Where: Encompass New Opera Theater, 138 South Oxford Street, Suite 1A, Brooklyn, NY

    Tickets and more information


    "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."
    Talkin’ Broadway - James Wilson

    "In the brief but memorable role of Marthy, Chris’s aging girlfriend and longtime seafaring companion, the versatile Joy Hermalyn used her powerful lower range and impressive comic gifts to sketch a vivid, likably colorful character…and performed with outstanding diction!"
    ZealNYC - Josh Rosenblum

    "Joy Hermalyn brought a brassy mezzo-soprano and prickly bearing as Marthy, a colorful old regular at Chris’s favorite dingy pub."
    NY Classical Review - Eric Simpson

    "Marthy was played in a brief but funny & endearing performance by Joy Hermalyn."
    Schmopera.com - Loren Lester

  • A Wake or a Wedding

    Joy is excited to appear in the world premiere of Richard Pearson Thomas' comic opera A Wake or a Wedding at the Baruch Performing Arts Center in NYC.

    November 6 - 16

    Thursday through Saturday @ 8 PM
    Sunday @ 3PM

    More info


    Reviews are in for A Wake or a Wedding

    "Joy Hermalyn gives a star performance, taking the stage and chewing the scenery with gusto, as a diva gone wild. WIth one phrase her voice growls in the basement and then opens to a thrilling mature soprano in the next. Her diction is impeccable and she "works" every one of her costumes…" - Navida Stein, StageBuddy

    "Joy Hermalyn provided the most comic relief and biggest voice of the group as Marcella Sorella, the wedding entertainer, reminiscent of Bette Midler." - Gloria Talamas, eljnyc.com/offbway