mezzo-soprano

Joanna Harries

"Harries sang with conviction and emotional force..."

Neil Fisher - The Times


About...

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.

She has performed with Welsh National Opera, Scottish Opera, Grange Park Opera, Opera Holland Park, Longborough Festival Opera and as concert soloist at Snape Maltings Concert Hall, the Bach Festival Świdnica in Poland, with the BBC Philharmonic at Harrogate Royal Hall, and at Lincoln, Chester and Sheffield Cathedrals.

Graduating in 2018 from the Alexander Gibson Opera Studio at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Joanna is a Britten-Pears Young Artist, a Handel House Talent young artist, and an Emerging Artist for the Royal Opera House’s “Opera Dots” programme.

A versatile and dynamic young singer

Opera. Oratorio. Song.

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Holst's Sāvitri

Throughout the performance, Harries’s robust mezzo-soprano adroitly navigated the shifting moods and keys of the piece, letting rip in her final exchange with Death. “Give me life, life is all I ask of thee,” she implores, redolent of Salome in her final moments.”
Timmy Fisher - Bachtrack

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"An outstandingly intense cast (Chiara Vinci, Joanna Harries, Peter Brathwaite) also help to evoke the manic mixture of desperation, determination and fatalistic urgency."

Richard Morrison - The Times

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