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

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Joy Hermalyn


“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.”