Joann Balasuriya, Mezzo-Soprano
Joann is the understudy of the role “Edith” in this year's production of The Pirates of Penzance.
Joann Balasuriya is currently completing a B. Music Studies/ B. Arts at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Joann started singing at a young age with the Australian Girls Choir and various school choirs. She has been involved with numerous high school and university musicals, including Cats, A Waltz Dream and Musical of Thrones, as a chorus member.
After being involved with the 2013 WotOpera program, Joann discovered her passion for opera and began training in classical voice. Joann played the lead female role in The Gypsy Baron (2014, James Ruse A.H.S), and was a member of the chorus in La Sonnambula (Operantics, 2016). She also recently played the role of Yvan in Die Fledermaus (Operantics, 2017).
Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Sydney