Joanna Mongiardo

Joanna Mongiardo

Lyric Coloratura Soprano
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«“Joanna Mongiardo delivered the role of Cinna, the senator’s friend, with a bright, pellucid clarity”.»
The Boston GLOBe, June 9 2016 (2016)
«“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.”»
The boston music intelligencer, June 11, 2016 (2016)
«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."»
Opera news (2016)
2017Donizetti: L'elisir d'amoreAdina
2016Mozart: Lucio SillaLucio Cinna
2015Tchaikovsky: IolantaBrigitta
2015Flotow: MarthaLady Harriet Durham
2015Rossini: SemiramideSemiramide
2014Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem SerailBlondchen
2014Verdi: Un ballo in mascheraOscar
2013Mozart: Die Zauberflöte1. Dame
2012Massenet: ManonPoussette
2012Gounod: Roméo et JulietteJuliette
2012Poulenc: Les mamelles de TirésiasThérèse
2011Offenbach: Orphée aux enfersEurydice
2011Mozart: Don GiovanniZerlina
2011Puccini: Gianni SchicchiLauretta
2011Giordano: Il reRosalina
2010Strauss R.: Ariadne auf NaxosNajade
2010Verdi: FalstaffNannetta
2010Stravinsky: The Rake's ProgressAnne Trulove
2010Strauss R.: Ariadne auf NaxosZerbinetta
2008Dvořák: Rusalka1. Fee
2007Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroSusanna
2007Strauss R.: Der RosenkavalierSophie
2006Moore D.: The Ballad of Baby DoeBaby Doe
2006Sullivan: The GondoliersGianetta
2006Wagner R.: Parsifal1. Blumenmädchen
2005Sullivan: The MikadoYum-Yum
2005Bizet: CarmenFrasquita
2005Handel: OrlandoAngelica
2004Bernstein: CandideCunegonde
2004Mozart: Cosi fan tutteDespina
2004Gluck: Paride ed ElenaCupid
2002Strauss J.: Die FledermausAdele


Versatile soprano Joanna Mongiardo is recognized for her effortlesscoloratura and spellbinding charisma on stage, and is in high demand for bothoperatic and symphonic repertoire internationally.  Recent seasons have includeda role debut as Rossini’s Semiramide with Opéra Nice Côted’Azur, her Dallas Opera debut as Brigitta in Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta,Pousette (cover) in Manon with the Metropolitan Opera, Cinna in Lucio Silla with Odyssey Opera and returns to the Back Bay Chorale for Mozart’s Mass in C minor and Boston Midsummer Opera for the title role in Flotow’s Martha. Upcoming engagements include her return to New York City Opera as La Prima Elfe in La Campana Sommersa, Mozart's Exsultate Jubilate with Commonwealth Chorale and Adina in L'elisir d'amore with Boston Midsummer Opera.   Joanna’s signature roles include Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier, Juliette in Roméo et Juliette, Anne Trulove in The Rake’s Progress, and Blonde in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, which she has performed more than 30 times, including productions at Grande Théâtre de Genève, Opéra Nice Côte d’Azur, and Deutsche Oper am Rhein. Her signature concert work is CarminaBurana, which she has performed with more than 15 orchestras, including thePhiladelphia Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra, andOratorio Society of New York.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Donizetti: L'elisir d'amore Adina Immediately Boston Midsummer Opera 2017
Mozart: Lucio Silla Lucio Cinna Immediately Odyssey Opera 2016
Tchaikovsky: Iolanta Brigitta Immediately Dallas Opera (Dallas) 2015
Flotow: Martha Lady Harriet Durham Immediately Boston Midsummer Opera 2015
Rossini: Semiramide Semiramide Immediately Opera de Nice Cote D'azur 2015


Sullivan foundation career grant
metropolitan opera national semi-finalist