schedule

2023/24 season

In the current season Joanna performs with Opera North and reprises the role of Medoro in Handel’s Orlando with the Liberata Collective at several summer festivals, after their sell-out run at Buxton International Festival last summer.

Concerts include Handel’s Messiah at Lincoln Cathedral, recitals in the Elgar Concert Hall in Birmingham and for Opera Prelude, and an opera gala with the Orpheus Sinfonia conducted by Oliver Gooch.

She also brings SongPath to Oxford International Song Festival, to Leeds Lieder and to Beverley Early Music Festival with fellow singer Jess Dandy.

Joanna records her first solo disc “Letters from Scandinavia” with pianist Sholto Kynoch and CRD Records featuring Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish song alongside new music to underscore spoken texts by Peter Facer. Meanwhile recordings are released with Opera Rara (singing Finocchini in Offenbach’s La Princesse de Trebizonde) and the London Symphony Orchestra (mezzo soloist in Paul Rissmann’s Wonderland Suite).

Current season

27 August 2023
WILL TODD Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Tweedle-Dee/Brat)
IF Opera – Belcombe Court, Bradford-upon-Avon
Mark Austin (conductor), Lysanne van Overbeek (director)

22 September 2023
New Release: OFFENBACH La Princesse de Trébizonde (Finnochini)
Available on Spotify, Apple Music etc.
Opera RaraLondon Philharmonic Orchestra, Paul Daniels (conductor)

22, 23 & 24 September 2023
Barrandov Opera Galas
Barrandov Opera – Suffolk
with Teresa Gevorgyan (soprano), Robyn Lyn Evans (tenor), Benson Wilson (baritone), Peter Bailey (piano)

16 October 2023
SongPath at Oxford International Song Festival
Harcourt Arboretum – Oxford
SongPath returns to Oxford International Song Festival (Oxford Lieder), with co-founders Jess Dandy & Joanna Harries and guest musicians & speakers

31 October 2023
Mezzo to Mezzo with Dame Sarah Connolly
Garrison Chapel – London
Opera Prelude, JongSun Woo (piano)

3 November 2023
Recital: Letters from Scandinavia
Elgar Concert Hall – Birmingham
Barber Lunchtime Concert
with Sholto Kynoch (piano)

9 November 2023
The Leach Award for Singing – Finals
St John’s, Waterloo – London
London Choral Sinfonia
with JongSun Woo (piano)

18 November 2023
Emmy Destinn Awards – Finals
Czernin Hall, Velehrad – London
Emmy Destinn Awards
with JongSun Woo (piano)

25 November 2023
HANDEL Messiah
Lincoln Cathedral – Lincoln
Lincoln Cathedral Choir, Aric Prentice (conductor)

December 2023
Little Listeners: Cinderella (Prince / Stepmother)
Opera North
Music by Massenet, Rossini & Viardot.
December dates include:
9 Dec – Howard Assembly Room, Leeds
17 Dec – Stoller Hall, Manchester

January 2024
Recording: Letters from Scandinavia
with Sholto Kynoch (piano), Peter Facer (composer)
A new disc of Scandinavian song and new works based on travel writing. Due for release early 2025.

February 2024
Little Listeners: Cinderella (Prince / Stepmother)
Opera North
Music by Massenet, Rossini & Viardot.
February dates include:
3 Feb – Rotherham Theatres
4 Feb – Pontefract Castle
12 Feb – Skipton Town Hall
13 Feb – Pocklington Arts Centre
14 Feb – The Milton Rooms, Malton
15 Feb – Middleton Hall, Hull
17 Feb – Otley Courthouse
18 Feb – Seven Stories, Newcastle
24 Feb – Grimsby
25 Feb – The Lowry, Salford, Manchester

16 March 2024
VIVALDI Gloria (Mezzo soloist)
Sine Nomine Singers

21 March 2024
Gala concert with the Orpheus Sinfonia
St George’s Hanover Square – London
Orpheus Sinfonia, Oliver Gooch (conductor)

23 March 2024
MOZART Requiem (Mezzo soloist)
Rotherhithe & Bermondsey Choral Society

13 April 2024
SongPath at Leeds Lieder
Kirkstall AbbeyLeeds Lieder Festival – Leeds
with Jess Dandy, Jesse Bannister & the Balbir Singh Dance Company

25 May 2024
SongPath at Beverley Early Music Festival
Beverley Early Music Festival – Yorkshire
with Jess Dandy & Olwen Foulkes

27 May 2024
HANDEL Orlando (Medoro)
Beaumaris Music Festival – Wales
Liberata Collective, Ensemble Hesperi

27 June 2024
IF Opera gala
Bath
IF Opera, Oliver Gooch (piano)

28 June 2024
HANDEL Orlando (Medoro)
Stour Early Music Festival
Liberata Collective, Ensemble Hesperi

29 June 2024
VIVALDI Gloria (Mezzo soloist)
St Thomas of Canterbury Church – London
Tim Hooper (conductor)

Further dates to be announced…

2022/23 season

In the 2022/23 season Joanna made 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 Joanna also sang roles for Opera Holland Park, West Green House Opera and at Buxton International Festival, gave recitals for Opera Prelude and a lunchtime recital at the Royal Opera House, and returned to Oxford Lieder and Leeds Lieder with SongPath.

September 2022
Recording: OFFENBACH La Princesse de Trébizonde (Finnochini / Carlo)
Opera Rara, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Paul Daniel (conductor)

2-7 September 2022
Wigmore Hall/Bollinger International Song Competition
Wigmore Hall – London
with Thomas Ang (piano)

16 September 2022
OFFENBACH La Princesse de Trébizonde (Finnochini)
Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre – London
Opera Rara, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Paul Daniel (conductor)

30 September 2022
Opera Prelude: Lecture Recital
Opera Prelude – Christ Church, Henley on Thames
From bookshelf to opera stage: classic novels transformed
with Lu Liu (piano)

October – November 2022
PURCELL Dido & Aeneas (cover Dido & Sorceress)
Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath – Bath
Michael Papadopoulos (conductor), Isabelle Kettle (director)

1 – 5 October 2022
Birmingham Opera Company: Pop-up performances & R&D workshops
Birmingham Opera Company – Birmingham

10 October 2022
Tait Trust: Masterclass with Deborah Humble
National Opera Studio – London

17 & 18 October 2022
SongPath at Oxford Lieder
Oxford Lieder – Oxford Botanic Garden
SongPath returns to Oxford with our unique combination of music, nature and mental health.

23 October 2022
London Symphony Orchestra: PAUL RISSMANN Alice in Wonderland suites
Concert Hall, Barbican – London
London Symphony Orchestra, Lee Reynolds (conductor), Paul Rissmann (presenter)

4 November 2022
PETER HUGH WHITE Rosalind (Lady Alice Bragg)
National Opera Studio – London
R&D showcase of a new opera about Rosalind Franklin

26 November 2022
JS BACH Christmas Oratorio
Oxford Town Hall – Oxford
Oxford Harmonic Choir

9 December 2022
Royal Opera House: Live at Lunch recital
Royal Opera House – London
with Fran Hills (piano)

24 January 2023
Lecture Recital: From Bookshelf to Opera Stageclassic novels transformed
Garrison Chapel, Chelsea – London
Opera Prelude, Lu Liu (piano)

18 March 2023
ROSSINI Petite messe solennelle (Mezzo soloist)
St Michael’s, Mill Hill – London
London Pro Arte Choir, Tom Winpenny (conductor)

25 March 2023
MOZART Coronation Mass & BIBER Requiem in F (Mezzo soloist)
St James, Piccadilly – London
Orpheus Sinfonia, Tredici choir, Richard Thomas (conductor)

12, 14 & 15 April 2023
STRADELLA La forza dell’amor paterno (Lucinda)
The Barber Opera – Birmingham
Anthony Kirkman (conductor), Christopher Cowell (director)

18 April 2023
Recital with Thomas Ang
Garrison Chapel, Chelsea – London
Opera Prelude, Thomas Ang (piano)

13 May 2023
MOZART Requiem (Mezzo soloist)
St Margaret’s, Mountain Ash – Wales
Mountain Ash Choral Society, City of Cardiff Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Badham (conductor)

30 May, 1, 3 & 7  June 2023
VERDI Rigoletto (Contessa Ceprano)
Opera Holland Park – London
Lee Reynolds (conductor), Cecilia Stinton (director)

8 June 2023
Music & Wine recital: Music from America
St Botolph’s Hall – London
Michael Waldron (piano), Rodney Earl Clarke (baritone), Max Welford (clarinet), London Choral Sinfonia

9 June 2023
VERDI Rigoletto (Contessa Ceprano)
Opera Holland Park – London
Lee Reynolds (conductor), Cecilia Stinton (director)

11 June 2023
SongPath at Leeds Lieder
Kirkstall Abbey – Leeds
SongPath, returns to the Leeds Lieder Festival with another specially curated outdoor event. With Jess Dandy (contralto), Jesse Bannister (saxophone) & David Haley (artist).

15 June 2023
VERDI Rigoletto (Contessa Ceprano)
Opera Holland Park – London
Lee Reynolds (conductor), Cecilia Stinton (director)

16 June 2023
Recital: The Blossoming of Summer
Chantry House – Henley-on-Thames
Opera Prelude, Samantha Quillish (soprano), James Geidt (baritone) & Kaoru Wada (piano)

17, 22 & 24 June 2023
VERDI Rigoletto (Contessa Ceprano)
Opera Holland Park – London
Lee Reynolds (conductor), Cecilia Stinton (director)

30 June 2023
New Release: RISSMANN Wonderland Suites with the LSO (Mezzo soloist)
Available on Spotify, Apple Music etc.
London Symphony Orchestra, Lee Reynolds (conductor)

10 July 2023
HANDEL Orlando (Medoro)
Buxton International Festival – Derbyshire
Liberata Collective, Ensemble Hesperi, Adrian Butterfield (violin / music director)

11 July 2023
HANDEL Orlando (Medoro)
Lichfield Festival – Staffordshire
Liberata Collective, Ensemble Hesperi, Adrian Butterfield (violin / music director)

14 July 2023
HANDEL Orlando (Medoro)
Buxton International Festival – Derbyshire
Liberata Collective, Ensemble Hesperi, Adrian Butterfield (violin / music director)

16 July 2023
MOZART Requiem (Mezzo soloist)
Cadogan Hall – London
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Brighton Festival Chorus, James Morgan (conductor)

21 July 2023
HANDEL Orlando (Medoro)
Buxton International Festival – Derbyshire
Liberata Collective, Ensemble Hesperi, Adrian Butterfield (violin / music director)

28 July 2023
OFFENBACH Robinson Crusoe (Lady Deborah)
West Green House Opera – Hook, Hampshire
David Parry (conductor), Thomas Guthrie (director)

16 August 2023
Hauser & Wirth / Hospital Rooms: “Holding Space” exhibition opening
Hauser & Wirth Gallery – London
with Lucas Robson (cello) & Alex Groves (composer)

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