Mezzo-soprano

Young British/New-Zealand mezzo-soprano Joanna Harries is a versatile and dynamic performer of opera, oratorio, song and Lieder, and particularly in demand for her performances of baroque and contemporary music.

Graduating in 2018 from the Alexander Gibson Opera Studio at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, she is a Britten-Pears Young Artist, one of the six Handel House Talent young artists selected by Laurence Cummings, and the winner of the first Edith Brass Prize for Lieder at the RCS.

Her opera work includes performances with Welsh National Opera, Scottish Opera, Grange Park Opera and Opera Holland Park, and roles including Dido/Dido and Aeneas, Varvara/Kat’a Kabanova, Ottone/Agrippina, Jenny Hildebrand/Street Scene and Der Trommler/Der Kaiser von Atlantis.

As concert soloist, highlights include Bach’s Easter Oratorio at the Bach Festival Świdnica in Poland, Macmillan’s Seven Last Words From The Cross with the BBC Philharmonic at Harrogate Royal Hall, and Handel’s Messiah at Lincoln Cathedral.

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