“Joanna Mongiardo delivered the role of Cinna, the senator’s friend, with a bright, pellucid clarity.”
“As Cinna, soprano Joanna Mongiardo sang with rosy tone and fluent control of Mozart’s florid line in the character’s opening aria, 'Vieni ov’amor t’invita.'"
Boston Classical Review
“Soprano Joanna Mongiardo leapt nimbly about the stage in the trouser role of Cinna, the flexibility of her voice in the stratosphere matched by its clarity at the bottom of her range.”
Boston Musical Intelligencer
"Joanna Mongiardo as Cinna was unrecognizable, persuasively masculine in carriage and demeanor. What was immediately recognizable, however, was her smooth, plummy, seamlessly blended soprano and fluid coloratura."
"Joanna Mongiardo was a vocal treat, with a high silvery voice in which she delivered fleet vocal turns and inverted trills, alternating in crisp undulations of sounds and colors at a beautiful soaring pace.”
Boston Concert Reviews