Joanna Marie Skillett

Soprano

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Recent Press Reviews

"Joanna Maria Skillett’s impeccable Tigrane – lithe and sparkling in her coloratura"

The ArtsDesk, 2017

Radamisto (Tigrane), Guildhall Opera School

"sparkling and controlled singing from Joanna Marie Skillett"

Classical Source, 2017

Radamisto (Tigrane), Guildhall Opera School

"Joanna Marie Skillett provided strong support and sang with a nice sense of style, and  brought her feel for Handel's music."

Planet Hugill, 2017

Radamisto (Tigrane), Guildhall Opera School

 

“Joanna Marie Skillett sang May, the young bride, with a wonderful strength in her voice that helped give a strong backbone to what could have been a bland, blonde, role."

Schmopera, March 2017

The Tale of Januarie (May), Guildhall Opera School

 

“Joanna Marie Skillett, seen playing Iolanta here last October, reveals a sensitive yet beautiful developed soprano as May."

Music OMH, March 2017

The Tale of Januarie (May), Guildhall Opera School

 

“Joanna Maria Skillett excelled as Iolanta"

Evening Standard, November 2016

Iolanta (Iolanta), Guildhall Opera School

 

“In the title role, Joanna Marie Skillett as impressive performer with a nice big rounded sound and plenty of potential."

Opera Now, January 2017

Iolanta (Iolanta), Guildhall Opera School

 

“Joanna Marie Skillett turned in a lovely lyrically passionate account of the score. She impressed not only with the luxuriant warmth of her phrasing, but with the understatedly natural way she conveyed the character's blindness. She is definitely a singer to watch out for....It was thanks to the overall musicality of the performance, and the winning sense of personality which Skillett brought to the title role, the opera really took off. "

Planet Hugill, November 2016

Iolanta (Iolanta), Guildhall Opera School

 

“As Iolanta, Joanna Marie Skillett puts in a stunning performance as her soprano displays richness and depth before soaring high with a clean yet almost spiritual sound."

Music OMH, November 2016

Iolanta (Iolanta), Guildhall Opera School

 

“In a role that connects easily with Tatyana in Eugene Onegin and Lisa in The Queen of Spades, Joanna Marie Skillett brought impressive lyrical radiance to Iolanta, like Mélisande in her baffled passivity, then moving into the light with tear-jerking passion."

Classical Source, November 2016

Iolanta (Iolanta), Guildhall Opera School

 

“Joanna Marie Skillett was a moving Iolanta, colouring her voice with warmth and girlish curiosity. Her higher register soared over the orchestra...Full credit to her as well for strong acting."

BachTrack, November 2016

Iolanta (Iolanta), Guildhall Opera School

 

“Ida, a fine comic turn from Joanna Marie Skillett"

ClassicalSource, July 2016

Die Fledermaus (Ida), Opera Holland Park

 

“Joanna Marie Skillett was a characterful Ida"

OperaToday, July 2016

Die Fledermaus (Ida), Opera Holland Park

 

“Joanna Marie Skillett makes an elegant Ida"

OperaBritannia, July 2016

Die Fledermaus (Ida), Opera Holland Park

 

“Joanna Marie Skillett charmed as Ida, giving her a strong sense of personality"

PlanetHugill, July 2016

Die Fledermaus (Ida), Opera Holland Park

 

“The score is brought to life by impressive vocal performances from soprano Joanna Marie Skillett (Dan) in particular, showing off some serious talent"

A Younger theatre, December 2014

Billy The Kid, Charles Court Opera

 

“The finest performances followed…Joanna Skillett was brilliant”

BachTrack, November 2014

HM The Queen Master of Music Recital, Shakespeare’s Globe, PLG

 

“As the strangely motivated Patience, Joanna Marie Skillett is charming and likeable and sings like a dream”

Evening Standard, June 2014

Patience, Charles Court Opera

 

“Patience, at the centre of all this silliness, may not be a very bright girl but pure-voiced Joanna Marie Skillett gives her a sparkling-eyed innocence that is reflected through all of this production which affectionately exploits Gilbert’s humour and relishes Sullivan’s music"    

British Theatre Guide, June 2014

Patience, Charles Court Opera

 

“Joanna Marie Skillett’s delightful Patience was just right. I have seldom seen or heard Patience sung with such charm or sensitivity”

Sir Arthur Sullivan Society, June 2014

Patience, Charles Court Opera

 

“Joanna Skillett’s fresh voice”

The Times, 2014

Park Lane Group New Year Series

Purcell Room, Southbank Centre

 

“Joanna Skillett’s formidable, bright voice was given maximum exposure…Skillett got a further chance to show off her range in William Walton’s Three Songs (1932), doing the spiky mannerisms of Edith Sitwell’s verse proud with style and a commanding stage presence”

ClassicalSource, 2014

Park Lane Group New Year Series

Purcell Room, Southbank Centre

 

“Joanna Marie Skillett,  plays Cinderella straight and sings beautifully and we love her all the more for it”

RemoteGoat, Dec 2013

Cinderella, Charles Court Opera