Joanna Harries

mezzo-soprano

"The stylish mezzo-soprano Joanna Harries...

Mark Valencia - Opera Magazine

"Harries sang with conviction and emotional force."

Neil Fisher - The Times


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British/New-Zealand mezzo-soprano Joanna Harries was a 2021/22 Young Artist at the National Opera Studio, London, performing with the orchestras of English National Opera, Welsh National Opera, Opera North and Scottish Opera.

In the 2022/23 season she makes her debut with Opera Rara and the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Southbank Centre, and with the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican, and sings roles for Opera Holland Park and The Barber Opera. She is one of the singers selected for the Wigmore Hall/Bollinger International Song Competition 2022 with pianist Thomas Ang, and brings mental health initiative SongPath back to Oxford Lieder with contralto Jess Dandy.

A graduate of Cambridge University, the Royal Northern College of Music and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Joanna is a Britten-Pears Young Artist, Handel House Talent artist and is an Opera Prelude Young Artist. Her performances as concert soloist include Snape Maltings Concert Hall, the Bach Festival Świdnica in Poland and with the BBC Philharmonic at Harrogate Royal Hall.

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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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