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Young British-New Zealand mezzo-soprano Joanna Harries is a versatile and dynamic performer of opera, oratorio, song and Lieder, with a particular affinity for baroque and contemporary music.

Highlights of the 2017/18 season include soloist in Handel’s Messiah at Lincoln Cathedral, Mozart’s Requiem at City Halls in Glasgow, and Bach’s Easter Oratorio at the Bach Festival Świdnica in Poland, a concert performance as Nun in Prokofiev’s The Fiery Angel with Scottish Opera, and the premiere of the new opera Fever Pitch by Scott Stroman, based on the classic book by Nick Hornby.

She will also complete her final year at the Alexander Gibson Opera Studio at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, performing Der Trommler in Viktor Ullmann’s Der Kaiser von Atlantis and Jenny Hildebrand in Kurt Weill’s Street Scene.

Joanna is also a 2018 Britten-Pears Young Artist and one of the six 2017/18 Handel House Talent young artists.

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