"I can't think when I've ever seen something I've written so spectacularly embodied."

Fleur Adcock CNZM OBE

librettist for Iris Dreaming

"A startlingly impressive singer, with a soprano voice capable of performing unusual feats of agility and high tessitura".

Lionel Fiend

"Performing challenging music with Joanne Roughton-Arnold has been a powerfully rewarding experience for me. The rapturous quality of her singing, the quiet, good-natured authority she asserts and the intelligent sensitivity of her approach mark her as a musician of exceptional abilities.’"

Edwin Roxburgh

"Joanne Roughton-Arnold, one of Ms Miricioiu’s pupils, sounded like a possible Violetta of the future while taking the small role of Annina.’"

Jim Pritchard