After graduating from the Royal Northern College Of Music in Manchester, Victoria Joyce appeared in numerous important roles throughout the UK such as Zerbinetta in Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos, Sophie in Massenet’s Werther, Adele in Strauß’s Die Fledermaus, Valencienne in Lehár’s Die lustige Witwe, Oriana in Händel’s Amadigi and Edwige in Offenbach’s Robinson Crusoe.
Her English National Opera debut took place in 2003 as La Charmeuse in Massenet’s Thaïs and she has since returned to perform the roles of the Queen of the Night in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Rosina in Rossini’s The Barber of Seville and Lucia in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia.
As the Queen of the Night she also appeared at the Hamburg State Opera, the Semper State Opera in Dresden, Frankfurt Opera, the Komische Oper Berlin and at the Macerata Festival within a new production by Pier Luigi Pizzi.
Other engagements in Europe have included Contessa di Folleville in Rossini’s Il viaggio a Reims at the Rossini Opera Festival, Pesaro, conducted by Alberto Zedda as well as in a new production at Frankfurt Opera, Olympia in Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffmann, Gilda in Rigoletto and a new production of Ravel's L'enfant et les sortilèges at Komische Oper Berlin.
Among her recent engagements: Musetta in La Bohème at the Welsh National Opera and at Opéra de Limoges, the title role in Messager’s Véronique and Quiteria as well as Mendelssohn’s Die Hochzeit des Camacho at the Buxton Festival, Mozart’s Davidde Penitente in Budapest, Dircé in Cherubini’s Medée at the London Cadogan Hall, her debut at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw in a concert performance of Parsifal, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni in Bristol, Messiah in Dublin, Gianetta in The Gondoliers and Julia Jellico in The Grand Duke at the Gilbert and Sullivan Festival in Buxton.
In July 2014 she was the star of two open-air concerts with the prestigious Gewandhausorchester in Leipzig, conducted by Alexander Shelley.