Joan Rodgers has appeared in recital throughout Europe and the USA including London, Paris, Vienna, Amsterdam, Moscow and New York, and in concert with conductors including Solti, Barenboim, Mehta, Rattle, Harnoncourt, Mackerras, Ashkenazy, Salonen and Rattle. She is a frequent guest at the BBC Proms. Operatic engagements have included regular appearances at the Royal Opera House, English National Opera, Glyndebourne, and other leading companies in Britain, Europe and the USA.
Joan Rodgers’ many recordings include Mozart’s da Ponte trilogy with Daniel Barenboim and the Berlin Philharmonic, The Turn of the Screw (Virgin), solo discs of Tchaikovsky, Mozart and Wolf (Hyperion), The Creation (Philips) and Rachmaninov songs with Howard Shelley (Chandos). Hyperion recently released a CD of songs by Prokofiev, Mussorgsky, Shostakovich and Britten. Joan Rodgers received the Royal Philharmonic Society Award as Singer of the Year for 1997, and the 1997 Evening Standard Award for outstanding performance in opera.
Joan Rodgers was awarded the CBE in the 2001 New Year’s Honours List.