Opera

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 Voices conducted by Thomas Adès at St Andrew’s Halls, Norwich and the Barbican …

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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.

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.

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. Before Ullmann was transported to Auschwitz, where he died in 1944, he left …

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Fever Pitch press

The new opera Fever Pitch opens this Friday 22 September at the Union Chapel in London. Based on the celebrated book by Nick Hornby about his obsessive relationship with Arsenal Football Club, the new opera by composer Scott Stroman has been featured in the Sunday Times, and on BBC Breakfast, BBC Radio 4, and ITV News. Joanna …

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Fever Pitch

Joanna has been cast as one of the four principals in a new opera based on Nick Hornby‘s iconic memoir Fever Pitch. The opera will premiere in September 2017 at the Union Chapel in Highbury, with Robin Bailey, Nick Allen and Rob Gildon in the other roles. Produced by Highbury Opera Theatre, with music by …

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Opera Holland Park 2017

This month Joanna returns for her second season at Opera Holland Park, performing in Janacek’s Kát’a Kabanová and Leoncavallo’s rarely staged opera Zazà. Performaces run from 15 – 29 July: JANACEK Kát’a Kabanová 15, 19, 21, 26 & 28 July – 8pm City of London Sinfonia, Olivia Fuchs (director), Sian Edwards (conductor) LEONCAVALLO Zazà 18, …

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