She made her opera debut with Zerlina (Don Giovanni) in the Netherlands and went on to sing Gretel for Opera Holland Park, Damigella (The Coronation of Poppea) for English National Opera, Despina (Così fan tutte) in Holland, England and Ireland, and Galatea (Acis and Galatea) in France. More recently, she sang Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), Frasquita (Carmen) and Tebaldo / Voce da cielo (Don Carlo) at the Teatro Nacional de São Carlos in Lisbon. Joana performs regularly in the Músicos do Tejo’s opera productions, having played Vannella (Pergolesi’s Lo frate ’nnamorato) and Vespina (Almeida’s La Spinalba).
Joana has collaborated with the Gulbenkian Orchestra (with Lawrence Foster and Simone Young), The King’s Consort (with Matthew Halls) and the London Mozart Players, the Portuguese Chamber Orchestra (with Pedro Carneiro), the Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra (with Augustin Dumay and Nicholas Kraemer) and the Concerto Campestre (with Pedro Castro). She has also sung at the Île de France, Ambronay, Mafra and Varna festivals.
Alphabetical listing of all musical works
|A minha Nerina (Anon)|
|Ganinha, minha Ganinha (Anon)|
|Onde vas linda Negrinha (Leite)|
|Os 'me deixas' que tu dás (Anon)|
|Que fiz eu à natureza? (Maurício)|
|Sobre as asas da ternura (Maurício)|
|Tempo que breve passaste (Leite)|
|Você trata amor em brinco (Portugal)|