Versatile soprano Joanna Mongiardo is recognized for her effortless coloratura and spellbinding charisma on stage, and is in high demand for both operatic and symphonic repertoire internationally. The 2014-2015 season includes a role debut as Rossini's Semiramide with Opéra Nice Côte d'Azur, her Dallas Opera debut as Brigitta in Tchaikovsky's Iolanta, and a return to the Back Bay Chorale for Mozart's Mass in C minor.
In recent seasons, Joanna has been engaged for more than 30 performances of Blonde in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, including productions at Grande Théâtre de Genève, Opéra Nice Côte d'Azur, and Deutsche Oper am Rhein. A gifted comedienne, her Rosalina in Il Re with Teatro Grattacielo was named "Best Individual Performance of 2011" by Das Opernwelt Jahrbuch. Joanna was a member of the ensemble of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Düsseldorf, where she performed lead roles including Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier, Oscar in Un ballo in maschera, Nannetta in Falstaff, and Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro.
After a celebrated debut as the title character in the 50th Anniversary production of The Ballad of Baby Doe at Central City Opera, Joanna was reengaged to perform Eurydice in Orpheus in the Underworld, Thérèse in Les Mamelles de Tirésias, and Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi. In addition to debuts as Juliette in Roméo et Juliette with Dayton Opera and Anne Trulove in The Rake's Progress with Toledo Opera, Joanna has also performed extensively with companies throughout America including New York City Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Portland Opera, Madison Opera, Opera Pacific, Knoxville Opera, and the Caramoor Festival, in such roles as Adina in L'elisir d'amore, Nannetta in Falstaff, Adele in Die Fledermaus, Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro and Zerlina in Don Giovanni.
Joanna has graced concert stages from Bellingham, Washington, to Shanghai, China, and has performed her signature Carmina Burana with more than 15 orchestras, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra, and Oratorio Society of New York. Works by Handel, Haydn, Mozart, and Schumann have taken her to the Pittsburgh Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic, San Diego Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Oregon Symphony, and the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de México, under the batons of Charles Dutoit, Philippe Auguin, Jonathan Darlington, John Fiore, Leopold Hager, Neemi Jarvi, JoAnn Falletta and Carlos Miguel Prieto.