Joan Rodgers


Joan Rodgers’ operatic engagements have included the Royal Opera House, English National Opera and Glyndebourne in Britain, and international appearances in Paris, Munich, Brussels, Amsterdam and Vienna, and the Metropolitan Opera, New York. She has appeared in Poulenc’s La voix humaine for Opera North and Gianni Schicchi for Covent Garden with Richard Jones and Antonio Pappano. She appears in recital throughout Europe and the US, and in concert with conductors including Daniel Barenboim, Zubin Mehta, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Sir Simon Rattle. She is a regular guest at the BBC Proms and was awarded the CBE in the 2001 New Year’s Honours List. Rodgers has recorded widely, including Mozart’s da Ponte trilogy with Daniel Barenboim and the Berlin Philharmonic, solo discs of Tchaikovsky, Mozart and Wolf, and Rachmaninov songs with Howard Shelley. She can be heard on Opera Rara’s recording of Ambroise Thomas’s La Cour de Célimène and Jean-Baptiste Wekerlin’s La Laitière de Trianon.