Joanna Curtis, soprano, is a Brooklyn-based concert soloist and emerging operatic artist. She has performed throughout the United States and in Europe at venues including Merkin Concert Hall, Weill Hall, and the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. An ardent advocate for contemporary music, Ms. Curtis can be heard on Albany Records’ recording of Robert Helps’ song cycle, Gossamer Noons for Soprano and Orchestra. On the operatic stage, her roles have included Pamina (Die Zauberfloete), Ilia (La Clemenza di Tito), Sophie (Der Rosenkavalier), and Amy (Little Women). Ms. Curtis is a graduate of Swarthmore College and a student of Neil Semer. Also an accomplished cellist, she traces her love for Bach to a childhood immersed in his music for strings.