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.
Earlier this week Joanna was awarded the Edith Brass Prize for Lieder at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, accompanied by pianist David Todd.
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 …
Photos from French Tragedies double bill of Frank Martin’s Le vin herbé and Milhaud’s Les Malheurs d’Orphée at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland last month:
Yesterday Joanna took part in a masterclass led by soprano Rachel Nicholls in the Ledger Recital Room at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, performing Britten and Gounod.
Today Joanna performs in a public masterclass with Carolyn Sampson in the Ledger Recital Room at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
This week Joanna performs in a double bill of two French operas at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland – Darius Milhaud’s Les malheurs d’Orphée and Frank Martin’s Le Vin Herbe. In the Milhaud, Joanna plays “Le Loup” (the wolf), while the Martin is a chamber opera for 12 solo singers, who narrate the story of …
Photos of Joanna as Ottone in Handel’s opera Agrippina at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (design by Adrian Linford):
This week Joanna performs the role of Ottone in Handel’s Agrippina at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland – the only “good guy” in this tale of politics and power, which is rather topical given current world events… Performances are 21st, 23rd, 27th and 28th January in the New Atheneum Theatre.
2016 has been a difficult year for the world in general – or perhaps it is just a year that has forcefully brought home to those of us lucky enough to live mostly without fear of safety, want or prejudice, that not everyone does. It feels like we might have gone backwards in some (important) …