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Jonathan Johnson

American Operatic Tenor

Candide, Des Moines Metro Opera

"Tenor Jonathan Johnson is arguably the finest Candide of my experience... I have never heard the added aria 'Nothing More Than This' more heart wrenchingly presented, all limpid tonal production and exquisitely poised sentiment."


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Upcoming Engagements

Sag Harbor Song Festival

Performances: September 29 & 30, October 1 & 2

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 Detroit Opera, Faust


Performances: November 12, 18, 20, 2022

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Opera Edwardsville 5th Anniversary Concert

Performance: December 3, 2022

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Palm Beach Symphony, Messiah
Tenor Soloist

Performances: December 9 & 10, 2022

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Handel's Messiah (

Opera Colorado, Die tote Stadt

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       This season tenor Jonathan Johnson makes his role and house debut as Faust with Detroit Opera. He returns to Opera Colorado as Gaston/Victorin in Die tote Stadt. Johnson will also being taking part in the inaugural season of The Sag Harbor Song Festival. Other engagements include Messiah with Palm Beach Symphony and a concert with Opera Edwardsville.

       Last season tenor Jonathan Johnson made debuts at the Tulsa Opera as Rinuccio in Gianni Schicci, and Opera Omaha as Anthony in Sweeney Todd. He returned to Opera Theatre of Saint Louis as Scott in Harvey Milk to much acclaim. He recently appeared as The Prince in The Love for Three Oranges at Opera Philadelphia’s Festival O19, Jonathan Dale in Silent Night at Utah Opera, and Beppe in I Pagliacci at Opera Colorado. In concert, Mr. Johnson appeared as a soloist with Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in Schumann’s Das Paradies und die Peri, with the Detroit Symphony for Messiah, and in recital with the Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago.

      A graduate of the Patrick G. & Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center, the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s professional artist-development program, he appeared in the house’s main productions of Les Troyens, Lucia di Lammermoor, The Merry Widow, Der Rosenkavalier, Capriccio, The Magic Victrola and Mieczysław Weinberg’s Holocaust opera The Passenger. Other recent engagements have included his debut of the title role of Bernstein’s Candide with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Utah Symphony Orchestra, and Des Moines Metro Opera. He made his debut at Canadian Opera Company’s production of Anna Bolena, Frederic in The Pirates of Penzance and Lensky in Eugene Onegin at the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Fenton in Falstaff at San Diego Opera, Lindoro in L’italiana in Algeri at the Portland Opera, La Damnation de Faust at the Grant Park Music Festival, Le Fils in Les mamelles de Tirésias with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Beethoven Symphony No. 9 and concert version of Don Giovanni with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, a performance of Schumann’s Dichterliebe as part of a Liederabend in Chicago, and various appearances in the Harris Theater’s Beyond the Aria series, the 125th Anniversary Gala for the Auditorium Theater, and on WFMT radio as part of the Ryan Opera Center Recital Series. He also enjoys a touring relationship with Chris Botti, which has taken him through many cities in the US and abroad.

        Hailing from Macon, GA, Mr. Johnson holds a Master’s degree and Professional Artist Certificate from the A.J. Fletcher Institute of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. He also holds a Bachelor of Music from Townsend School of Music at Mercer University.

Performances: February 25 & 28, March 3 & 5, 2023

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Korngold's Die tote Stadt - Opera Colorado

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