JoAnna Pope
(She/Her) American mezzo-soprano, JoAnna Pope, performs a wide variety of repertoire on stages throughout New England and beyond. Ms. Pope has enjoyed opportunities with Boston Lyric Opera, Sarasota Opera, Savannah Opera, Opera del West, Opera51, Vox New England, Odyssey Opera, Bay View Music Festival, and the Boston University Opera Institute.
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JoAnna Pope

JoAnna Pope has been praised as a “marvelous mezzo-soprano” and performs a wide variety of repertoire on stages throughout New England and beyond. Ms. Pope recently sang with the Boston Lyric Opera in their critically-acclaimed 2019 production of The Handmaid’s Tale under the direction of Anne Bogart and baton of Mo. David Angus. Other operatic roles Ms. Pope has performed include Carmen (Carmen) and Hansel (Hansel and Gretel) with Opera51 in 2019; Prince Charmant (Cendrillon) with Opera del West in 2019; Prince Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus) with Vox New England in 2019; Cherubino (Le nozze di Figaro) with the Bay View Music Festival in 2018; and Elizabeth Brigmann (Sweets by Kate) and Mrs. Bass (Emmeline) with the Boston University Opera Institute in 2017. As a Sherrill Milnes VOICE Studio Artist, Ms. Pope has enjoyed regular collaborations with the legendary baritone in both Savannah, GA and Orlando, FL since the summer of 2018. At the 2019 Savannah VOICE Festival, Ms. Pope originated the role of D-Do in the world premiere of Michael Ching’s The Birthday Clown in collaboration with Savannah Opera. As a Special Guest Artist in fall of 2020, Ms. Pope was a featured soloist in several holiday streaming events. JoAnna joined Sarasota Opera for the first time in Sarasota, FL as an Apprentice Artist for their 2020 Winter Festival season. She is looking forward to joining the company again as a Resident Artist in their reimagined 2021 season covering the Spirit and the Second Witch in Dido and Aeneas.

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