2021/22 season

In the 2021/22 season Joanna was a Young Artist at the National Opera Studio in London, performing scenes as Cherubino, Idamante, Ruggiero, Le Prince Charmant and Cenerentola with the orchestras of English National Opera, Welsh National Opera, Opera North and Scottish Opera.

Concerts this season included a tour of Scandinavian Song with pianist Sholto Kynoch for Oxford Lieder, a Britten Pears Young Artist recital with Sarah Connolly and Joseph Middleton at Snape Maltings, and a series of recitals for Opera Prelude. Joanna was awarded a Sybil Tutton Opera Award and Tait Memorial Trust Award, and was a finalist in the inaugural Boosey & Hawkes SingFinzi competition.

25, 26 & 27 September 2021
SCOTT STROMAN The Weekend (Diana)
Bloomsbury Theatre – London
John Ramster (director), Scott Stroman (composer), Tamsin Collison (librettist)
Based on the play by Michael Palin

28 September 2021
OAE: The Moon Hares
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

5 October 2021
Opera Prelude: Lecture Recital
American Dreams: Delusions and Fantasies in American Opera
Joanna is an Opera Prelude Young Artist 2021-23

10 October 2021
JANÁČEK Jenůfa (Karolka)
Fulham Opera – London (concert performance)
Nick Fletcher (conductor)

12 October 2021
Opera Prelude recital: The Cabinet of Operatic Curiosities
Kings Road – London
with Kaoru Wada (piano)
Joanna is an Opera Prelude Young Artist 2021-23

13 October 2021
National Opera Studio lunchtime recital
National Opera Studio – London

15 October 2021
SongPath at Oxford Lieder
Oxford Lieder at Oxford Botanic Gardens – Oxford
Led by SongPath founders Jess Dandy (11 Oct) & Joanna Harries (15 Oct)

19 October 2021
Opera Prelude: Masterclass with Roderick Williams
Garrison Chapel, Chelsea Barracks – London
Joanna is an Opera Prelude Young Artist 2021-23

21 & 22 October 2021
Britten Pears Young Artist Masterclasses: Sarah Connolly & Joseph Middleton
Peter Pears Recital Room, Snape Maltings – Suffolk
with Ana Manastireanu (piano)

24 October 2021
Recital: English Song with Sarah Connolly, Joseph Middleton & Britten Pears Young Artists
Britten Studio, Snape Maltings – Suffolk
Music by Benjamin Britten, Imogen Holst and Ivor Gurney

25 October 2021
Opera Prelude: World Opera Day pop-up showcase concert
Duke of York Square, Chelsea – London
Joanna is an Opera Prelude Young Artist 2021-23

30 October 2021
Clare Hall Concert Series: Fantastic Beasts & Forbidden Forests
Clare Hall – Cambridge
with Patrick Hemmerlé (piano)
Music by Debussy, Viardot, Bizet, Wolf, Berg, Ireland, Heggie, Clarke

5 November 2021
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Serenade to Music
St John’s Smith Square – London
British Youth Opera alumni concert featuring Sarah Connolly, Benedict Nelson, the Southbank Sinfonia and sixteen BYO Alumni, conducted by Jane Glover

23 November 2021
National Opera Studio Masterclass with Brindley Sherratt
National Opera Studio – London

27 November 2021
DVOŘÁK Mass in D (mezzo soloist)
St Luke’s Music Society – London
Festival Chorus, Andrea Brown (conductor)

30 November 2021
Opera Prelude recital
with Natalie Burch (piano)
Joanna is an Opera Prelude Young Artist 2021-23

14 December 2021
National Opera Studio Christmas Recital
National Opera Studio – London

18 December 2021
HANDEL Messiah (mezzo soloist)
Tewkesbury Abbey
Simon Bell (conductor), Tewkesbury Abbey Schola Cantorum, The Bristol Ensemble

15 & 16 January 2022
Oxford Lieder recital: Scandinavian & German song
15 Jan – Rye Creative Centre
16 Jan – Fairlight Hall
with Sholto Kynoch (piano)

19 January 2022
National Opera Studio @ English National Opera
Cadogan Hall – London
Richard Farnes (conductor), Amy Lane (director), ENO orchestra

20 January 2022
Oxford Lieder recital: Scandinavian & German song
Wolfson College, Oxford
with Sholto Kynoch (piano)

26 January 2022
National Opera Studio lunchtime recital
National Opera Studio – London
with Monwabisi Lindi (tenor), Elli Welsh & Chloe Kim (piano)

27 January 2022
Oxford Lieder recital: Scandinavian & German song
Cedars Hall, Wells
with Sholto Kynoch (piano)

25 February 2022
National Opera Studio @ Scottish Opera
Scottish Opera – Glasgow
Derek Clark (conductor), Emma Jenkins (director), Scottish Opera orchestra

6 March 2022
National Opera Studio @ Welsh National Opera
Welsh National Opera – Cardiff
Wyn Davies (conductor), Emma Jenkins (director), Welsh National Opera orchestra

8 March 2022
London showing: Welsh National Opera & Scottish Opera scenes showcase
Hoxton Hall – London
Andrew Griffiths (conductor), Emma Jenkins (director)

16, 23, 25, 28, 30 & 31 March 2022
Nevill Holt Opera: A Night at the Opera schools performances
Nevill Holt Opera
Nic Chalmers (conductor), Jonathan Ainscough & Lily Dyble (directors), Philippa Boyle (soprano)
In partnership with the Royal Opera House, The Voices Foundation & Nevill Holt Opera

2 April 2022
Nevill Holt Opera: Spring Weekend
Come & Sing, and Associate Artists concert
Nevill Holt Opera
Nic Chalmers (conductor)

4 April 2022
Concert for Ukraine
St Stephen Walbrook, London
National Opera Studio
Free – register & donate here to the Disasters Emergency Committee Ukraine Appeal

8 April 2022
Opera Prelude: Lecture Recital
Grand, lyric or comic? Opera in 19th Century Paris

Opera Prelude – Christ Church, Henley on Thames
with Lu Liu (piano)

April 2022
Britten Pears Arts residency INTERSTELLA
Snape Maltings – Suffolk
Residency developing a new opera about the women behind space exploration

18 April 2022
SongPath at Leeds Lieder
Leeds Lieder – RSPB St Aidan’s nature reserve, Leeds
SongPath comes to Leeds!

7 May 2022
National Opera Studio @ Opera North
Opera North – Leeds
Opera North orchestra

11 May 2022
London showing: Opera North scenes showcase
Hoxton Hall – London

19 May 2022
Franco-British Society: French opera recital
La Résidence de France, Kensington Palace Gardens, London

24 May 2022
Opera Prelude: Song in Bloom
Opera Prelude – The Garrison Chapel, Chelsea Barracks, London
with Milly Forrest (soprano) & Maria Levandovskaya (piano)

4 June 2022
Nevill Holt Summer Concert
Nevill Holt Opera, BBC Concert Orchestra

14 & 15 June 2022
National Opera Studio contemporary scenes
Hoxton Hall – London
Andrew Griffiths (conductor), Keith Warner (director)

22 June 2022
National Opera Studio lunchtime recital
National Opera Studio – London
Final concert of all 21/22 Young Artists

3 July 2022
HANDEL Jephtha (Storge) 
Alyth Choral Society, King’s Sinfonietta

9 July 2022
Recital: Girton College, Cambridge
Girton College, Cambridge
with Martin Ennis (piano), Kevin Loh (guitar)

12 & 13 July 2022
Recording: PAUL RISSMANN Alice in Wonderland suites
LSO St Luke’s – London
London Symphony Orchestra, Lee Reynolds (conductor)

16, 17 & 24 July 2022
Double bill: CHABRIER Une éducation manquée (Hélène) & MOZART Bastien & Bastienne (Bastienne)
Opera South
Mark Austin (conductor), James Hurley (director)

13 August
DEBUT at Shoreditch Treehouse
Shoreditch Treehouse – London
with Gamal Khamis (piano), Hannah Shilvock (bass clarinet), Lizzie Holmes (soprano), Sam Peña (resident piano improviser)

17 August
Recital with Thomas Ang: Forests & Fantasies
St Michael’s, Highgate – London
with Thomas Ang (piano)
A recital of English, French, German & Scandinavian song, including music by Berg, Britten, Debussy, Finzi, Clara & Robert Schumann, Stenhammar & Wolf


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