Joanna Harries

mezzo-soprano

"The stylish mezzo-soprano Joanna Harries..."

OPERA MAGAZINE

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

THE TIMES

About

British/New-Zealand mezzo-soprano Joanna Harries recently finished as a Young Artist at the National Opera Studio in London and last season made her debut with Opera Rara and the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, with the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican, and with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Cadogan Hall.

Recent opera roles include performances with Buxton International Festival, Opera North Little Listeners, Opera Holland Park, West Green House Opera and IF Opera.

A keen recitalist, recent performances include the Elgar Concert Hall, Birmingham, Snape Maltings as a Britten-Pears Young Artist, with Oxford International Song Festival and at Pushkin House. Her debut song album Letters from Scandinavia is released in 2025.

She is co-founder of SongPath, bringing together music and mental health in nature for festivals and mental health organisations across the UK.

“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."

BACHTRACK

Schedule

Upcoming performances and livestreams

Listen

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)

Recent reviews

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."

THE STAGE

"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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Recent releases with the LSO and Opera Rara

repertoire

Opera roles, concert works and song repertoire

wise words

Interviews from inspiring people I’ve met along the way

contact

Steven Swales Artist Management 

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