Joanna Brabbs


Joanna graduated with an MMus from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in 2017, where she was one of six vocal prize-winners in 2016, and is currently studying with Yvette Bonner. She was in the chorus of LFO’s Anna Bolena in 2019 and spent two seasons in the chorus of the National G&S Opera Company, playing Peep Bo in their 2017 Mikado.

A versatile stage performer specialising in comic opera, Joanna particularly enjoys taking part in innovative or unconventional opera productions, such as Forbear! Theatre’s The Grand Duke, 2018 (in which she played the Princess of Monte Carlo and various ensemble roles) and Welsh National Youth Opera’s Kommilitonen!, 2016. Other favourite roles include Mabel (The Pirates of Penzance), Lady Saphir (Patience) and Phyllis (Iolanthe) with Forbear! Theatre, Rose Maybud (Ruddigore, Sandside Players 2017), Amor (scenes from Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria) and Mrs Page (scenes from Sir John in Love).

Recent concert solos include Bruckner Requiem, Charpentier Te Deum and Mozart Requiem, as well as several appearances at the Bromsgrove Festival and with the Wandering Minstrels. Joanna will be appearing in Ensemble Orquesta’s opera academies later this year as Clizia (Handel’s Teseo) and Barbarina (Il nozze di Figaro).

Previously for Longborough: Frantik & Hen/The Cunning Little Vixen (2021), Ensemble/Anna Bolena (2019)