Soprano- City Opera Debut: La Campana Sommersa, 2017
Versatile soprano Joanna Mongiardo is recognized for her effortless coloratura and spellbinding charisma on stage, and is in high demand for both operatic and symphonic repertoire internationally. Recent engagements include her return to New York City Opera as La Prima Elfe in Resphigi’s La campagna sommersa, a return to Boston Midsummer Opera as Adina in L’elisir d’amore, her NY solo recital debut at Opera America and Handel’s Messiah at David Geffen Hall with National Chorale. Joanna also recently sang with Novus NY and conductor Julian Wachner in a solo recital of music by Bernstein, Mahler and Foss and then returned to sing Mahler’s 4th Symphony. Joanna has had great success as Cinna in Mozart's Lucio Silla with Odyssey Opera and in the title role of Flotow's Martha with Boston Midsummer Opera. The 2014-2015 season included a role debut as Rossini’s Semiramide with Opéra Nice Côte d’Azur, her Dallas Opera debut as Brigitta in Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta, and a return to the Back Bay Chorale for Mozart’s Mass in C minor. Joanna has brought the “energy and charm [of] her delicious Blonde" (ForumOpera Magazine) to more than 30 performances of Die Entführung aus dem Serail, including productions at Grande Théâtre de Genève, Opéra Nice Côte d’Azur, and Deutsche Oper am Rhein. A gifted comedienne, her Rosalina in Il Re with Teatro Grattacielo was named “Best Individual Performance of 2011” by Das Opernwelt Jahrbuch, with Opera Today writing, “Joanna Mongiardo, who has a voice of impressive size and warmth, as well as a technique with ornament…also has a putty face, capable of expressing several emotions at once and making fun of herself while expressing them.” Opera News raved, "As the besotted Rosalina, lyric coloratura Joanna Mongiardo scored a triumph, effortlessly negotiating the fiorature, extended trills and stratospheric high notes."