Joanna Harries


Praised for her “stylish” singing (Opera Magazine) and the “emotional force” (The Times) of her performances, Joanna enjoys a varied career in opera, concert and recital.

She recently finished as a Young Artist at the National Opera Studio in London, where she performed with the orchestras of English National Opera, Welsh National Opera, Opera North and Scottish Opera.

Last season she made her debut with Opera Rara and the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Queen Elizabeth Hall as Finocchini in Offenbach’s La Princesse de Trébizonde, and with the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican as mezzo soloist for Paul Rissmann’s Through the Looking Glass suite. Her opera roles last season included Medoro Orlando Buxton International Festival, Lucinda La forza dell’amor paterno The Barber Opera, Contessa Ceprano Rigoletto Opera Holland Park, Deborah Robinson Crusoe West Green House Opera and Tweedle-Dee Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland IF Opera. She was the mezzo soloist for the Mozart Requiem with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Cadogan Hall, performed a lunchtime recital at the Royal Opera House, and was an Opera Prelude Young Artist giving a series of recitals in London and beyond.

Upcoming plans include a new recital programme Letters from Scandinavia with Sholto Kynoch, following in the footsteps of nineteenth-century travel writers, and performances with Opera North.

Joanna is co-founder of SongPath with fellow singer Jess Dandy, bringing together music, nature and mental health in unique outdoor events. SongPath returns to Oxford Song Festival for a third year in 2023, in collaboration with Oxford Botanic Gardens and mental health charity Oxfordshire Mind.

Updated: 3/10/2023

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