"As Tosca, Parisi is unable to make a single gesture or say a certain word without being at all times at the service of the character and the action- a great Tosca"
"Joanna Parisi possesses all the advantages of a convincing Tosca: her rich soprano uses thousands of colors, powerful treble and crystalline tones, and the intimate moments have deep dramatic sense. She modulates her voice at the command of the emotions. Her acting is not to be outdone. She is seductive, dreamy, passionate- and her voice depicts all the emotions of anger and despair."
"Joanna Parisi presented herself marvelously as Tosca with blossoming, splendid cantilenas, vivacious youth with an undercurrent of jealousy. 'Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore' was beautifully and intimately sung as a self-confession."
Der Neue Merker
"Joanna Parisi sings Leonora with a powerful and gorgeous voice"
“Joanna Parisi delivered a brilliant performance as Leonora with her cultivated soprano. Her powerful voice was balanced, emotional and highly convincing in terms of design. Her big scene in the last act “Vanne...lasciami...d’amor sull’ali rosée” was heightened to a gripping psychogram of this woman torn in her feelings.”
Desdemona - Otello
“Il fiore all’occhiello è proprio lei; Desdemona, interpretata da una giovane e superba Joanna Parisi, soprano italo-americano, la cui eleganza e ampiezza della voce riescono a dare al personaggio, quella purezza e dolcezza, perduta nell’insicurezza struggente del suo sposo. Una carica emotiva di primo livello, degna di una nuova e talentuosa Tebaldi, capace di tenere la scena senza paura e con grande tenacia e sicurezza”