Soprano Joannah Ball brings her shimmering, facile voice to a wide variety of performances from the operatic stage to the intimate chamber music setting.
Ms. Ball has performed as soprano soloist with Festival Chorale Oregon in Handel’s Messiah and Willamette Master Chorus in Rutter’s Requiem. Other oratorio performances include Schubert’s Mass in G, Bach Cantatas “Nun komm der heiden Heiland,” “Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit,” and Dubois’ Seven Last Words.
Joannah has performed with Opera Theater Oregon in Two Yosemities and with Renegade Opera in their virtual opera project The Secret Diaries of Pennsylvania Avenue. She will perform the role of Servilia in Renegade Opera’s reimagining of La Clemenza di Tito in 2021. Ms. Ball was delighted to join Willamette Dramatic Vocal Arts in January 2020 as Madame Herz in their production of Mozart’s Der Schauspieldirektor.
Other 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. 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 studio in Forest Grove and is also a voice instructor at Pacific University. Joannah is the current president of the Cascade Chapter of NATS.