Name: Joanna Taber
Voice type: Soprano
SFS Chorus member since: 2011
Soprano Joanna Taber is a soloist in opera and concert repertoire. In 2012 she made her San Francisco Symphony solo debut as Vox Coelestis in Debussy’s Le Martyre de Saint Sébastien, under the baton of Michael Tilson Thomas. Her performance was hailed by the San Jose Mercury News for its “wing-tipped expressiveness.” Most recently, she appeared as a soloist with the SFS in Faure’s Requiem in 2016, and in Carl Orff’s Carmina burana in 2015.
Other solo appearances include the title role of Dvořák’s Rusalka, Erste Dame in Die Zauberflöte, the Wife in Milhaud's Le Pauvre Matelot, and soloist in Mozart’s Requiem and Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass. She is also a frequent collaborator in lieder and art song recitals.
Ms. Taber has been a proud professional member of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus since the 2011-12 season, and is a member of Ragnar Bohlin’s Capella SF. She also joined the San Francisco Opera Chorus for the 2013 productions of Mephistopheles and the Verdi Requiem.
Ms. Taber is an alumna of the Music Academy of the West, where she studied with renowned mezzo- soprano Marilyn Horne. She is also an alumna of the Canadian Vocal Arts Institute in Montreal. She holds a Master of Music in Vocal Performance, with work towards a Doctorate of Musical Arts, from the University of Oklahoma, and a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from UC Santa Barbara. Among her many awards are the prestigious 2008 Kandy Luria-Budgor and Aaron Budgor Full Fellowship in Voice from the Music Academy of the West.
Ms. Taber currently lives in Berkeley, California, and studies voice with Sheri Greenawald of the San Francisco Opera Center.
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