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Joanna Marie Skillett

Joanna Marie Skillett    Soprano

Appearances with Wokingham Choral Society:

Bach 'Mass in B minor' in the Great Hall, University of Reading on November 16th, 2013.

Joanna Marie Skillett            Soprano

Soprano Joanna Marie Skillett was recently awarded a Distinction from The Royal Academy of Music for her Masters Degree.

She has appeared as Soprano soloist for The Royal Opera House's Production Park Grand Opening; the lead role in the premiere of Random for English Touring Opera and at the Lytham Proms with gold status soprano Lesley Garrett. Her performance schedule also includes concerts with The Royal Opera House's Head of Music David Syrus; the distinguished Opera director John Copley at Amersham Music Festival (as Mimì in La Bohème); performances at some of London's most prestigious venues such as St-Martin-in-the-Fields, The National Portrait Gallery, St Paul's Cathedral and St James's Palace; and as a Guest Solo Artist for Macmillan's 'For Dusty' Tribute at London's Royal Albert Hall.

Recent operatic role debuts include Mozart's La Contessa (Amersham Music Festival), Donna Elvira (Opera Up Close / Soho Theatre on London's West End), First Lady (Regents Opera UK Tour) and Puccini's Musetta of La Bohème at Windsor's Theatre Royal (London Festival Opera), in the presence of HRH Prince Edward.

Joanna is an active supporter of Music and the Arts within the Community and runs JMS Music, which provides Music Education services and Community Projects across the South-Eastern Counties. She was awarded The Royal Academy of Music Open Academy Clifford Chance Fellowship. In 2010, Joanna was inducted as a Patron for Corbets Tey School for children with complex learning needs, and in 2012, Joanna was made an Ambassador for the international Concordia Foundation; an organisation that aims to build bridges through Music and the Arts.

Future engagements include her debut as Micaëla for the Grimsby Philharmonic Society, Cinderella for Charles Court Opera and a Recital at London Southbank Centre's Purcell Room for the Park Lane Group, with whom Joanna shall be a Young Artist for the 2014 New Year Series.

For more information or to contact Joanna, please visit www.joannamariesoprano.com.

October, 2013