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Joan’s opera roles to date include Susanna/Le Nozze di Figaro,  Nedda/I Pagliacci, Susanna/Il Segreto di Susanna, Second Lady/The Magic Flute, Geraldine/A Hand of Bridge, Despina/Cosi Fan Tutte, Annina/La Traviata, Countess Ceprano/Rigoletto and Lola/Cavalleria Rusticana. Joan created the role of Frances Fitzgerald in the premiere of The Earl of Kildare by Irish composer Fergus Johnston.
 Joan made her debut with the RTE Concert Orchestra in the Irish premiere of Patrick Cassidy’s Famine Remembrance, and was soprano soloist in the Irish premiere of Howard Goodall’s Invictus: A Passion.  Other oratorio work includes Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Vesperae Solennes in St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna, Mozart’s Requiem, Mozart’s Spatzenmesse in Westminster Cathedral, Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Missa Cellensis and Missa Sancti Nicolai, and Magnificats by Bach, Schubert, Pergolesi and Buxtehude.

Here’s Joan performing ‘Laudate Dominum’ from Mozart’s Vesperae Solennes de Confessore (K.339), in St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna, with the Cathedral Orchestra and Tribal Chamber Choir, conducted by Mark Keane:

Here’s Joan performing ‘Placido è il mar’ (Voyagers’ Chorus) from Mozart’s Idomeneo (K. 366) with Con Tempo Orchestra and Tribal Chamber Choir, conducted by Blanaid Murphy. Her solo begins at 1.27:

And here’s a recording of Joan singing ‘Agnus Dei” from Mozart’s Coronation Mass (K. 317) in St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna, with the Cathedral Orchestra and Tribal Chamber Choir, conducted by Mark Keane:

Joan’s final performance before the current lockdown was on Culture Night 2020, with her husband, baritone Brendan Collins, and pianist Niall Kinsella. You can see them perform “Pa-pa-pa” from Mozart’s The Magic Flute here: