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Christmas Oratorio at Snape Maltings

Christmas Oratorio at Snape Maltings

Joanna will be performing the mezzo solos in Bach’s Christmas Oratorio at Snape Maltings Concert Hall in December 2019, alongside Aldeburgh Voices, the Suffolk Ensemble, conductor Ben Parry. The iconic Snape Maltings Concert Hall became the home of the Aldeburgh Festival, founded by Benjamin..

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British Youth Opera – Scoring a Century

British Youth Opera – Scoring a Century

In August/September 2019 Joanna will be performing a number of roles in British Youth Opera’s production of David Blake and Keith Warner’s Scoring a Century. This London premiere of the opera is a multi-role production, which sees the small cast take on over 50 roles as one couple journey..

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Summer 2019

Summer 2019

Joanna’s summer 2019 performances include Hänsel und Gretel with Grange Park Opera, a revival of Welsh National Opera’s production of Prokofiev’s War and Peace at the Royal Opera House in London, and Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 with the Britten Sinfonia and Britten Sinfonia..

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Welsh National Opera – War and Peace

Welsh National Opera – War and Peace

Later this year, Joanna joins Welsh National Opera for their production of Prokofiev’s War and Peace, directed by David Pountney and conducted by Tomáš Hanus. Performances begin in Cardiff in September, and tour throughout October and November to Birmingham, Oxford, Llandudno and Southampton.

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Opera Holland Park – Refuge in Harmony

Opera Holland Park – Refuge in Harmony

This summer Joanna will be performing in a special project with Opera Holland Park and the British Red Cross Trust. Refuge in Harmony is a new opera devised by 40 unaccompanied minors – young refugees and asylum seekers – working with composer Laura Bowler and director Ruth Mariner.

The..

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Kurt Weill’s “Street Scene”

Kurt Weill’s “Street Scene”

Joanna recently appeared as Jenny Hildebrand in Kurt Weill’s Street Scene at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, directed by Alexandra Spencer-Jones and conducted by Robert Houssart. These will be her last performances before graduating from the Alexander Gibson Opera Studio this summer.

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Edith Brass Prize for Lieder

Edith Brass Prize for Lieder

Earlier this week Joanna was awarded the Edith Brass Prize for Lieder at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, accompanied by pianist David Todd.

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Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme

Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme

Joanna has been selected as a 2018 Britten-Pears young artist, and will be spending a week in Snape Maltings in October 2018 studying Wolf Lieder with Roger Vignoles, Susan Roberts and Richard Stokes in a series of public masterclasses and recital on 7 October.

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Der Kaiser von Atlantis

Der Kaiser von Atlantis

This week the production of Viktor Ullmann’s Der Kaiser von Atlantis opens at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, in which Joanna plays Der Trommler (the Drummer).

Written in the Nazi concentration camp Terezin (Theresienstadt), Ullmann’s opera was banned and never performed there…

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Ludus Baroque – Bach Cantata Project

Ludus Baroque – Bach Cantata Project

The first of Ludus Baroque’s “Bach Cantata Project” begins this week in Edinburgh. Joanna and fellow soloists Emily Mitchell, David Horton and Jerome Knox join conductor Richard Neville-Towle, Ludus Baroque period orchestra to rehearse and perform four of Bach’s cantatas on..

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