Janine Harris

Mezzo-soprano – Associate Artist
Name
Janine Harris
Biography
Janine Harris is a versatile mezzo-soprano based in Sydney. A recipient of the John Holt Todd and Florence Todd Scholarship in 2021, she is presently studying opera under the tutelage of Donna Balson at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Janine’s other great love is choral music, and after having spent some years freelancing in top professional ensembles in London returned to Australia to take up the position of Ensemble Artist for 2020/21 with The Song Company. This opportunity has seen her perform to critical acclaim in a variety of styles – notably receiving praise for “her exceptional range, precision, clarity and even tone” [Limelight Magazine, April 2021] performing motets of the Renaissance from original manuscripts, and “impeccable dramatization… hilariously exemplified” [Theatre Travels, March 2021] in a dramatic staging of music by living American composer Juliana Hall. A further highlight of 2020 was performing in the Adelaide Festival alongside The Tallis Scholars, The Norwegian Soloists’ Choir and the Nederlands Kamerkoor. Janine was cast as Tisbe in Rossini’s La Cenerentola for the (postponed) Lyric Opera Studio Weimar, and will perform the role of Mayor’s Wife in The Co-Operative’s upcoming season of Janáček’s Jenůfa. She has also performed as a soloist with the Choir of Christ Church St Laurence, the SCM’s Early Music Ensemble, and as a member of the Choir of St James’, St Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney and the Australian Brandenburg Choir.