Style: Opera; Folk; Classical; Musical Theatre
Bio: Soprano Joannah Ball brings her shimmering, facile voice and nuanced musicality to a diverse performance scene. Her operatic roles include Adele (Die Fledermaus), Despina (Così fan tutte) and Princess Zara (Utopia Ltd), scenes from The Mikado, The Ballad of Baby Doe, Carmen, and Hansel and Gretel, and soloist in Opera Theater Oregon’s new environmental opera, “Two Yosemites.” Recent solo oratorio performances include Rutter's "Requiem" with Willamette Master Chorus, Handel's "Messiah" with Festival Oregon Chorale, Bach Cantata "Nun komm der heiden Heiland,” Vivaldi’s “Gloria” and the Fauré “Requiem.” Ms. Ball has also appeared in chamber works such as “Der Hirt auf dem Felsen” and André Previn’s “Four Songs.” Her passion for collaboration and innovation has led her to perform several new works by composers in Boston and Oregon including the premiere of a chamber work for soprano, cello, percussion and dancers by composer Kevin Joest. Also a pianist, Ms. Ball accompanied Willamette University’s opera workshop program for productions of “Our Town” by Ned Rorem and Humperdinck’s “Hansel and Gretel,” and music directed Mount Hood Community College’s 2017 production of “Man of La Mancha.” Ms. Ball holds a masters degree from The Boston Conservatory and currently maintains a voice and piano studio in Forest Grove, Oregon. She is also a voice instructor at Willamette University and Pacific University.
Voice Type: Soprano
Music Styles Taught: Opera; Folk; Classical; Musical Theatre
Availability: I am available as a performer; I am currently accepting private students; I accept students through a college or university program