as Rosalina in Il Re with TEATRO GRATTICIELO
- Eric Myers, OPERA NEWS
Joanna Mongiardo has been lauded for her “smooth, plummy, seamlessly blended soprano and fluid coloratura,” (BachTrack) in operatic and orchestral performances worldwide. The soprano was recently recognized as “a triumph” by Opera News for her portrayal of Rosalina in Teatro Gratticielo’s Il Re at Lincoln Center, and The Boston Globe wrote about Boston Midsummer Opera’s L’elisir d’amore, "Joanna Mongiardo’s Adina delivered with style and luster."
In 2022, Mongiardo celebrated the release of her first solo album, Evermore on Crossover Records, recorded live at Opera America.
In the fall of 2023, she makes her highly anticipated return to New York City Opera to star as Juliette in Roméo et Juliette. Earlier in the year, she performed as the soprano soloist in Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with the Symphony of Westchester.
In recent seasons Mongiardo has brought the “energy and charm [of] her delicious Blonde" (Forum Opera Magazine) to more than thirty performances of Die Entführung aus dem Serail, including productions at Grande Théâtre de Genève, Opéra Nice Côte d’Azur, and Deutsche Oper am Rhein – the company with whom she began her professional career and has performed numerous leading roles including Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier, Oscar in Un ballo in maschera, Nannetta in Falstaff, and Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro.
Mongiardo has been seen on concert stages from Bellingham, Washington, to Shanghai, China, and has performed her signature role as soloist in Carmina Burana with more than fifteen orchestras, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra, and Oratorio Society of New York.