HANDEL Orlando (Medoro)
Buxton International Festival - 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...”

George Hall - THE STAGE

“Joanna Harries brought vocal warmth and flexibility to the role of Medoro...”


“Joanna Harries was an elegant Medoro...”

Sarah Noble - BACHTRACK
STRADELLA La Forza dell'Amor Paterno (Lucinda)
The Barber Opera - 2023

“Joanna Harries’ warm mezzo captured perfectly the love-deprived miseries of Lucinda…”

Anthony Ogus - OPERA NOW columnist

“One of the best productions of a Baroque opera I have seen for some time…Francis Gush sings with a pure-toned and straightforward guilelessness as Arbante, alongside Joanna Harries’s similarly unaffected Lucinda”


“This production of Alessandro Stradella’s  La Forza dell’Amor Paterno could not have ticked more boxes … Joanna Harries brought much personality as Lucinda”

Christopher Morley - OPERA MAGAZINE
English National Opera NOS showcase

“A sparkling celebration of youthful talent...As for the stylish mezzo-soprano Joanna Harries, she graced two different versions of Perrault’s most popular fairy tale in conquering both the title role of Rossini’s La Cenerentola and the Prince in Massenet’s Cendrillon.”

Mark Valencia - OPERA MAGAZINE
SCOTT STROMAN The Weekend (Diana)
Highbury Opera Theatre - 2021

"Joanna Harries is the standout amongst the support cast, her mezzo-soprano lending pathos to the daughter whose life is falling apart yet nobody is willing to speak to her.”

HOLST Sāvitri (Sāvitri)
Hampstead Garden Opera - 2020

"Joanna Harries' Savitri is the only flesh-and-blood character...Harries sang with conviction and emotional force..."

Neil Fisher - THE TIMES

"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

"The young singers...bring admirable clarity to their projection of Holst’s sometimes cryptic English text and declamatory, yet lyrical vocal lines...Joanna Harries is both gentle and strong as Savitri”

Yehuda Shapiro - THE STAGE
ULLMANN Der Kaiser von Atlantis (The Drummer)
Loud Crowd & CHROMA - 2019

An outstandingly intense cast (Chiara Vinci, Joanna Harries, Peter Brathwaite) to evoke the manic mixture of desperation, determination and fatalistic urgency.”

Richard Morrison - THE TIMES
DAVID BLAKE & KEITH WARNER Scoring a Century (Tartine)
British Youth Opera

The level of talent displayed by the young cast – many of them taking multiple roles – holds the attention through scene after scene. Among her manifold duties, Joanna Harries displays acumen as nightclub singer Tartine.”

George Hall - THE STAGE
HANDEL Agrippina (Ottone)
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Another outstanding interpretation was that of Joanna Harries as Ottone...She has a beautifully schooled mezzo and projected each of her emotionally penetrating arias with great accomplishment."


“Joanna Harries was a...thoughtful Ottone, heartbreaking in her aria when shunned by everyone at the end of the first half.”

David Smythe - BACKTRACK
WEILL Street Scene (Mrs Jones)
Royal Northern College of Music

"[The cast] included some remarkably mature singers and some excellent acting. I can't possibly mention everyone, but I have to pick out Joanna Harries, as Emma Jones, the warm-hearted wiseacre of the wives - her vivid Noo Joisey tones were a delight."



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