"The stylish mezzo-soprano Joanna Harries..."
"Harries sang with conviction and emotional force..."
British/New-Zealand mezzo-soprano Joanna Harries is a dynamic and versatile performer and a recent graduate of the National Opera Studio in London.
In the 2022/23 season she makes her debut with Opera Rara and the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Southbank Centre, with the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican, and with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Cadogan Hall.
This season she also sings roles for Opera Holland Park, West Green House Opera and at Buxton International Festival, gives recitals for Opera Prelude and a lunchtime recital at the Royal Opera House, and returns to Oxford Lieder and Leeds Lieder with mental health initiative SongPath.
“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."
Upcoming performances and livestreams
STRAUSS - Wie du warst (Octavian - Der Rosenkavalier)
MONTEVERDI - Addio Roma (Octavia - L'incoronazione di Poppea)
BRITTEN - Puppet? Why so? (Hermia - A Midsummer Night's Dream)
Handel Orlando - Buxton International Festival July 2023
"Olivia Doutney and Joanna Harries make an ideal pair of lovers as Angelica and Medoro respectively, each producing measured tone combined with clear and emphatic dramatic performances."
"Joanna Harries brought vocal warmth and flexibility to the role of Medoro"
CLASSICAL MUSIC DAILY
"Joanna Harries was an elegant Medoro"
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