Joann Balasuriya is currently completing a Bachelor of Music Studies/ Bachelor of 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 musicals in high school and university, such as Cats, A Waltz Dream and Musical of Thrones, as a chorus member.
Joann also played the lead female role of Saffi in Strauss’ operetta – The Gypsy Baron (2014, James Ruse A.H.S). After being involved with the WotOpera program in 2013, Joann discovered her passion for opera and began training as a classical singer.
Joann is looking forward to taking her first step in to the world of opera with Operantic’s production of Bellini’s La Sonnambula.
Joann Balasuriya - Mezzo Soprano