Young British/New-Zealand mezzo-soprano Joanna Harries studied at Cambridge University, the Royal Northern College of Music and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (Alexander Gibson Opera Studio), graduating in 2018.
In the 2019/20 season her roles include Countess Ceprano/Rigoletto (Opera Holland Park), Innkeeper’s Wife/The Cunning Little Vixen (Longborough Festival Opera), Lucinda/La forza dell’amor paterno (The Barber Opera), Zerlina/Don Giovanni (Merry Opera Company), Drummer/The Emperor of Atlantis in Polly Graham’s production at Bold Tendencies (Loud Crowd Opera/CHROMA Ensemble) and Prometheus in Tim Benjamin’s new opera The Fire of Olympus.
Her concert appearances this season include soloist for Bach’s Christmas Oratorio at Snape Maltings Concert Hall and Duruflé’s Requiem at Temple Church with the Collegium Musicum London. She is also an Emerging Artist for the Royal Opera House’s “Opera Dots” performances for children.
Joanna has previously performed with Welsh National Opera, Scottish Opera, Grange Park Opera, Opera Holland Park, British Youth Opera and Dartington Arts Festival. As a concert soloist she has sung with the BBC Philharmonic, the Bach Festival Świdnica in Poland and at Lincoln, Chester and Sheffield cathedrals. She is a Britten-Pears Young Artist and Handel House Talent young artist.