Joanne Roughton-Arnold: visually impaired violinist, opera singer and founder of FormidAbility

Joanne Roughton-Arnold is a visually impaired violinist and opera singer. She was born in New Zealand and moved to the UK to undertake violin and vocal studies at post-grad level. Joanne is also the founder of the opera company FormidAbility, which makes opera accessible to both disabled artists and audiences.

Our writer, Emma Purcell, got the opportunity to interview Joanne about her life with a visual impairment, her career in the performing arts and her upcoming show titled The Bridge Between Breaths, which will be part of the 2020 Tête à Tête Opera Festival and streamed online 8th September and be available to view until 6th October.

Read: Joanne Roughton-Arnold: visually impaired violinist, opera singer and founder of FormidAbility

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