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PRESS & REVIEWS

as Rosalina in Il Re with TEATRO GRATTICIELO

- Eric Myers, OPERA NEWS

REVIEW

SEPTEMBER 30, 2019

as Fata Azzurra in La bella addormentata nel bosco, Teatro Grattacielo

“Of the smaller roles, Joanna Mongiardo’s Fata Azzurra (in the Respighi) and Jordan Weatherston Pitts’ Becero (in the Leoncavallo) were unexpected scene-stealers, proving, with just a few lines of music, that their voices were grossly underutilized in this performance. Mongiardo adroitly navigated Respighi’s coloratura with strength and verve,”

- Callum John Blackmore, PARTERRE BOX

REVIEW

SEPTEMBER 30, 2019

as Fata Azzurra in La bella addormentata nel bosco, Teatro Grattacielo

“Several other things grabbed our attention: …above all Joanna Mongiardo’s fabulous coloratura fireworks as the Blue Fairy.”

- Meche Kroop, VOCE DI MECHE

REVIEW

OCTOBER 11, 2019

as Fata Azzurra in La bella addormentata nel bosco, Teatro Grattacielo

"Soprano Joanna Mongiardo as La Fata Azzurra gave a stunning performance. She glowed while singing and left a strong impression that set her apart from the rest of the ensemble. Mongiardo’s confidence and joy was a special highlight of this closing portion.”

- Jennifer Pyron, OPERAWIRE

REVIEW

JULY 31, 2017

as Adina in L'elisir d'amore, Boston Midsummer Opera

"You could hardly begrudge [Nemorino] spending his last lira on a sham draft of desire. And all the more so given the surrounding cast, with Joanna Mongiardo’s Adina delivered with style and luster..."

- Jeremy Eichler, THE BOSTON GLOBE

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REVIEW

JUNE 9, 2016

as Cinna in Lucio Silla, Odyssey Opera

“Joanna Mongiardo delivered the role of Cinna, the senator’s friend, with a bright, pellucid clarity”

- Jeremy Eichler, THE BOSTON GLOBE

REVIEW

JUNE 11, 2016

as Cinna in Lucio Silla, Odyssey Opera

“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.”

- Virginia Newes, THE BOSTON MUSIC INTELLIGENCER

REVIEW

JUNE 13, 2016

as Cinna in Lucio Silla, Odyssey Opera

“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.”

- Kevin Wells, BACHTRACK

REVIEW

JULY 31, 2015

as Lady Harriet in Martha with Boston Midsummer Opera

"Courtier (Lady) Harriet, who poses as the servant girl Martha, was masterfully sung by Joanna Mongiardo; ...her acting and rock-solid technique provided a fascinating contrast to the lighter baritone and bass "rustic" roles used to frame her character throughout the score."

- Laura Stanfield Prichard, THE BOSTON MUSICAL INTELLIGENCER

REVIEW

NOVEMBER 2014

as Soloist in Concert for Dignitaries, Nederlands Consulate General

"The surprise of the night was watching and listening to the American lyric coloratura soprano star, Joanna Mongiardo. Mongiardo, still performing in worldwide opera houses and playing numerous concerts all around the world, amazed us with her solid technique, musicality and stage control in difficult arias from Candide and La Traviata. She presented with a natural poetic power in Lieder."

- Ece Idil, OPUS MAGAZINE

REVIEW

NOVEMBER 18, 2012

as Blonde in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Grand Théâtre de Genève

"Et l'énergie, le charme, de Joanna Mongiardo font d'elle une Blonde délicieuse." (And the energy and charm of Joanna Mongiardo made her a delicious Blonde.)

- Christophe Schuwey, FORUMOPERA MAGAZINE

REVIEW

AUGUST 2011

as Rosalina in Il Re, Teatro Grattacielo

“As the besotted Rosalina, lyric coloratura, Joanna Mongiardo scored a triumph, effortlessly negotiating the fiorature, extended trills and stratospheric high notes originally sung by Toti Dal Monte in 1929

- Eric Myers, OPERA NEWS

REVIEW

MAY 2011

as Rosalina in Il Re, Teatro Grattacielo

"Joanna Mongiardo, who has a voice of impressive size and warmth, as well as a technique with ornament that should give her Lucia, Philine and Zerbinetta to choose from, also has a putty face, capable of expressing several emotions at once and of making fun of herself while expressing them. Rosalina is a star role in the glorious line and Mongiardo brought the hall to its feet… I foresee a great future for her - and for Il Re, if she cares to remember it. (It's a star vehicle if you've got the star.)"

- John Yohalem, OPERA TODAY

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REVIEW

OCTOBER 2011

as Thérèse in Les Mamelles de Tirésias, Central City Opera

"There were many fine performances among the three works, but no singers stood out more than... soprano Joanna Mongiardo. Mongiardo played Thérèse/Tirésias to the hilt."

- Kyle Macmillon, OPERA NEWS