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Joanna Parisi is ascending internationally for her great successes in the most iconic spinto and dramatic soprano roles of Verdi, verismo, bel canto and Wagner.

She debuted as Tosca in New York's famous Central Park, followed by Aida and Abigaille in Nabucco. She was discovered during her studies at Juilliard, and was presented at Carnegie Hall in Beethoven's 9th Symphony and as Maddalena di Coigny in Andrea Chenier.

She is currently performing these roles and many more in prestigious theaters all over the world throughout Europe, USA and beyond, from the NCPA Pearl Theater in Beijing, China, to the Grand Hall of St. Petersburg Philharmonia, Russia to the Teatro de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, to the stunning pink marble of the Teatro Amazonas featured in the film Fitzcarraldo. 



She is highly sought after for her beautiful, powerful and expressive voice at the great outdoor theaters of the world, including the Teatro Antico di Taormina, where she starred in a film version of Carmen presented globally as well as at the Berlin Film Festival.  She is a frequent invited guest star of Verdian repertoire during the celebrations of The Cultural Capital of Europe.

Joanna's story

"Joanna Parisi possesses all the advantages of a convincing Tosca: her rich soprano uses thousands of colors, powerful treble and crystalline tones, and the intimate moments have deep dramatic sense. She modulates her voice at the command of the emotions. Her acting is not to be outdone.  She is seductive, dreamy, passionate- and her voice depicts all the emotions of anger and despair."


"As Tosca, Parisi is makes every word and gesture being at all times at the service of the character and the action- a great Tosca"

"Joanna Parisi presented herself  marvelously as Tosca with blossoming, splendid cantilenas, vivacious youth with an undercurrent of jealousy. 'Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore' was beautifully and intimately sung as a self-confession."

Der Neue Merker


"Joanna Parisi sings Leonora with a powerful and gorgeous voice"

“Joanna Parisi delivered a brilliant performance as Leonora with her cultivated soprano. Her powerful voice was balanced, emotional and highly convincing in terms of design. Her big scene in the last act “Vanne...lasciami...d’amor sull’ali rosée” was heightened to a gripping psychogram of this woman torn in her feelings.”

Das Opernglas

“Il fiore all’occhiello è proprio lei; Desdemona, interpretata da una giovane e superba Joanna Parisi, soprano italo-americano, la cui eleganza e ampiezza della voce riescono a dare al personaggio, quella purezza e dolcezza, perduta nell’insicurezza struggente del suo sposo. Una carica emotiva di primo livello, degna di una nuova e talentuosa Tebaldi, capace di tenere la scena senza paura e con grande tenacia e sicurezza”