©2019 by Jonathan Johnson, Tenor.

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Jonathan Johnson

American Operatic Tenor

 

Candide, Des Moines Metro Opera 2019

"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."

OPERA TODAY

 

Biography

This season, American tenor Jonathan Johnson makes his debut as The Prince in The Love for Three Oranges at Opera Philadelphia’s Festival O19 and will appear as Lensky in Eugene Onegin at Palm Beach Opera, Matthew Gurney in Emmeline at Tulsa Opera, Jonathan Dale in Silent Night at Utah Opera, and Beppe in I Pagliacci at Opera Colorado. In concert, Johnson appears as a soloist with Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in Schumann’s Das Paradies und die Peri as the Young Man, with the Detroit Symphony for Messiah, and in recital with the Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago. Johnson is also an Emerging Artist for Opera Philadelphia, where he will be singing in community recitals and special events throughout the 2019-2020 Season.


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 and Bachelor's degree in music from Mercer University's Townsend School of Music.

 

Upcoming Engagements

MESSIAH

Chicago Fourth Presbyterian

November 1

MESSIAH

 

Wheaton College

November 2

SOLO RECITAL 

with Pianist Craig Terry

 

Macon Concert Association

November 19

DAS PARADIES UND DIE PERI 

as The Young Man

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra​

December 6, 7

MESSIAH

Detroit Symphony Orchestra

December 13, 14

SILENT NIGHT

as Jonathan Dale

Utah Opera

January 18, 20, 22, 24, 26

SOLO RECITAL 

with Pianist Craig Terry ​

Collaborative Arts Institute Of Chicago

February 9

I PAGLIACCI

as Beppe

 

Opera Colorado

February 27, 29, March 1

EUGENE ONEGIN

as Lensky​

 

Palm Beach Opera

March 26

EMMELINE

as Matthew Gurney​

 

Tulsa Opera

May 1, 3

 

In Concert With Chris Botti

Charleston Music Hall

Charleston, SC

October 17

Woltosz Theatre

Auburn, IL

October 18

The Birchmere Music Hall

Alexandria, VA

November 22

The Birchmere Music Hall

Alexandria, VA

November 23

The Paramount

Huntington, NY

November 24

Williamsburg Winery

Williamsburg, VA

November 30

 
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Senior Vice-President, Opus 3 Artists

cwoodfield@opus3artists.com

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