Biography

American soprano Joannah Ball brings her shimmering, facile voice and nuanced musicality to operatic and concert repertoire across the United States. Recent engagements include the role of Madame Herz in Der Schauspieldirektor in Salem, OR, and soloist in Rutter's Requiem with Willamette Master Chorus.  She has also appeared with Opera Theater Oregon in Two Yosemites and Festival Oregon Chorale in their unabridged performance of Handel's Messiah.  Operatic roles include Adele (Die Fledermaus) and Despina (Così fan tutte), Princess Zara (Utopia Limited) and scenes from The Mikado, The Ballad of Baby Doe, Carmen, and Hansel and Gretel.  Solo oratorio performances include Bach Cantatas "Nun komm der heiden Heiland," & "Gottes Zeit ist die aller beste Zeit," and Schubert's Mass in G.  Her passion for collaboration and innovation has led her to perform several new works by composers in Boston and Oregon, including a premier of a chamber work for soprano, cello, percussion and dancers by composer Kevin Joest with choreography by Inés Beaumonte Cosín. Ms. Ball completed graduate studies at The Boston Conservatory and currently resides in Oregon where she teaches private lessons in Forest Grove.  She is an Artist Associate at Willamette University, adjunct voice faculty at Pacific University and is the current President of NATS Cascade Chapter.