Soprano Joannah Ball brings her shimmering, facile voice to a wide variety of performances from the operatic stage to an intimate chamber music setting.
Oratorio performances have included Bach Cantatas “Nun komm der heiden Heiland,” “Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit,” and Dubois’ Seven Last Words. In 2017 Ms. Ball will perform as soprano soloist with Festival Chorale Oregon in Handel’s Messiah. Operatic performances include Princess Zara (Utopia Limited) with MIT Gilbert and Sullivan Players, Adele (Die Fledermaus) and Despina (Così fan tutte) and many scenes including selections from The Mikado, The Ballad of Baby Doe, Carmen, and Hansel and Gretel.
Her passion for collaboration and innovative works has led to premieres of composers’ works in Boston and Oregon including “Dada Zetu” for soprano, cello, percussion and dancers by Kevin Joest with choreography by Inés Beaumonte Cosín. In Fall 2017, she will perform in the premiere of local composer Justin Ralls’ Two Yoesmities with Opera Theater Oregon. Additional highlights include performances of chamber works “Der Hirt auf dem Felsen” and André Previn’s “Four Songs.”
Ms. Ball holds a Master of Music in Voice Performance with studies in Vocal Pedagogy from The Boston Conservatory, and a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from Willamette University. She maintains a busy private voice and piano teaching studio in Forest Grove and is a staff instructor at Resound NW in Portland Oregon.