Joanna C. Mongiardo  
Soprano  
New England First Place Winner, 2001 photo
National Council Semifinalist 2001 review

 

After spring appearances in the title role of Semiramide with Opéra de Nice Côte d’Azur and as Brigitta in in Iolanta in her Dallas Opera debut, Joanna Mongiardo returned to Boston Midsummer Opera this year as Lady Harriet in Martha. The Wellesley native also revisited Boston’s Back Bay Chorale for Mozart’s “Mass in C minor.”

 

After receiving her Masters in Music Degree from Yale University, in 2003 Joanna made her Carnegie Hall debut singing Orff’s Carmina Burana and Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music and her New York opera debut as Adina in L’elisir d’amore with the Caramoor Festival. The 2004/5 season brought her European debut in as Adele in Die Fledermaus at the Thessaloniki concert Hall in Greece. The soprano then took on a two-year fest contract with Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf, where her leading roles included Blonde in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier, Oscar in Un ballo inMaschera, Nannetta in Falstaff, Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, and Gianetta in The Gondoliers.

 

In the 2011/2012 season Joanna joined the Met roster of the for their new production of Manon, covering the role of Pousette, and made her Teatro Grattacielo debut at Lincoln Center as Rosalina in Giordano's Il Re. More recently she returned to Düsseldorf as Blonde, a signature role she has performed with more than thirty companies, including the Grand Théâtre de Genève, the Opéra de Nice, and the Bellingham (WA) Festival of Music. Other operatic roles of note include Juliette (Roméo et Juliette,) Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Despina (Cosìfan tutte), Adele (Die Fledermaus), Zerbinetta (Ariadne auf Naxos), The First Lady (Die Zauberflöte), and Anne Trulove (The Rake's Progress). A favorite at Central City Opera since 2006 when she performed the title role in their 50th Anniversary production of The Ballad of Baby Doe, Joanna has returned as Eurydice in Orpheus in the Underworld, Thérèse in Les Mamelles de Tirésias, and Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi.
 
On the concert stage Joanna has made Orff's Carmina Burana her signature piece, along with Haydn's “Creation,” Handel's “Messiah’” and Mozart's “Requiem.” She has made debuts with major orchestras including the Philadelphia Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra and the Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Mexico. The soprano is a 2003 Sullivan Award recipient, and a winner of the Liederkranz Foundation Award, the Opera Index Voice Competition, and the Fritz and Lavinia Jensen Competition. 

 

 

Ms. Mongiardo is represented by Bel Canto Global Arts, LLC.

Ms. Mongiardo's website.

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