Born in South Derbyshire, Yvonne began her professional career with D’Oyly Carte Opera Company before joining Glyndebourne Festival Opera. She made her debut with the Touring Company as Despina Cosi fan tutte. In The Bartered Bride she sang the role of Esmeralda which included training to be a trapeze artist! She sang Musetta La Boheme for Opera North & understudied Violetta La Traviata and Fiordiligi Cosi fan tutte.
Yvonne has also worked for WNO, Garsington Opera, Kentish Opera, Opera Brava, Garden Opera, Swansea City Opera & Carl Rosa Opera Company. Roles include Micaela Carmen, Pamina & First Lady, The Magic Flute, title role of Madame Butterfly, Mimi La Boheme, Rosalinda & Adele Die Fledermaus, Donna Elvira Don Giovanni, Clorinda La Cenerentola, Adina L’Elisir d’Amore, Violetta La Traviata and Alice Ford The Merry Wives of Windsor. She was soprano soloist in a performance of Mozart’s Requiem in Nairobi Cathedral.
Yvonne appeared as soloist for the Philadelphia Savoy Company, the oldest G & S society in America. She is a regular guest performer on cruises, has appeared on BBC Radio 2’s Friday Night is Music Night.
Besides having a private teaching practice, Yvonne teaches at Chichester University and Lancing College and is an adjudicator with The British and International Federation of Festivals.