“In Joanie Brittingham, the company had a Laurie
ideal in looks, manner and sound
for this classic lyric soprano role…Brittingham wisely made it clear that for Laurie it’s leaving that is most important—not her relationship with the intinerant Martin.”
- David Shengold, OPERA NEWS
Joanie Brittingham, soprano, has been praised for her “dramatic versatility” (Opera News), “meltingly beautiful” interpretations (Forbes), “lucid diction” (New York Times), “captivating stage presence” (New York Classical Review), and “full-bodied voice” (Tulsa World), all while demonstrating “strength and resistance” (Opera Wire) throughout her “outstanding solo work” (New York Concert Review). Brittingham made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2016 with Distinguished Concert Artists International (DCINY), as the soprano soloist for Karl Jenkins’s The Armed Man. DCINY invited her to return to Carnegie Hall on January 15, 2017, as the soprano soloist for the US Premiere of Karl Jenkins' Cantata Memoria for the Children of Aberfan.
She has performed with Riverside Theatre, Fresh Squeezed Opera, Victor Herbert Renaissance Project Live!, New Amsterdam Opera, Opera on Tap, IconoClassic Opera, Hartford Opera Theater, and Chelsea Opera, and has performed with the New Works Festival with OPERA America, American Lyric Theatre, Opera Lancaster, GLOW Lyric Theatre, New York Lyric Opera, Light Opera Oklahoma, Peach State Opera, and Wichita Grand Opera, among others. Ms. Brittingham has two Masters degrees from Baylor University, in voice performance and music history and literature, and obtained her undergraduate degree from West Virginia University in voice performance and theatre.