Joan Rodgers CBE



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Joan Rodgers is equally established in opera, concert and as a recitalist. She has appeared in concert with conductors including Solti, Barenboim, Mehta, Harnoncourt, Mackerras, Ashkenazy, Salonen, Rattle, Elder and Bolton. She has appeared in recitals and concerts throughout Europe and the USA. Operatic engagements have included performances at all the major UK opera houses as well as in Paris, Munich, Brussels, Amsterdam and Vienna and the Metropolitan Opera, New York.

Her many recordings include albums of songs by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Wolf, Fauré and Mozart and the three Mozart Da Ponte operas with Daniel Barenboim and the Berlin Philharmonic.

Joan Rodgers received the Royal Philharmonic Society award as Singer of the Year for 1997, the 1997 Evening Standard Award for outstanding performance in opera for her performance as The Governess in the Royal Opera’s production of The Turn of the Screw and an Honorary Doctorate of Music from Liverpool University in July 2005. Joan Rodgers was awarded the CBE in the 2001 New Year’s Honours List.

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  • Scottish Opera's Marschallin

    The effect was to give a special poignancy to the end of Act I, in which Rodgers wistfully recalled her teenage years; the soft warmth of the voice, the bewitching smile that hovered always near her lips, the quiet self-possession gave the lightest of touches to this moment of pathos.

    Raymond Monelle The Independent
  • This was a recital par excellence. We seldom have an opportunity to enjoy such fine musicianship, such a sensible pronunciation and such precise vocal line, as in case of Joan Rodgers. She gave us a chance to look at frequently-performed Russian songs from another point of view and to discover something we have never noticed in this music… Joan Rodgers became a Bethlehem star of Russian Christmas

    Culture Nezavisimaya Gazeta