Photo by Devon Cass.
A native of Macon, Georgia, second-year tenor Jonathan Johnson holds a professional artist certificate from the A. J. Fletcher Institute of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. His roles there included Ruggero/La rondine, Lechmere/Owen Wingrave, Azaël/Debussy's L'enfant prodigue, and Fenton/Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor. Other performance credits include Ezekiel Cheever/The Crucible (Piedmont Opera, debut), and the title role/Candide and Rev. Horace Adams/Peter Grimes (Aspen Summer Music Institute). The tenor received his bachelor of music degree from Mercer University's Townsend School of Music, where he sang the title role/Cavalli's L'Egisto, Camille de Rosillon/The Merry Widow, and Nemorino/L'elisir d'amore. He made his Chicago debut performing Les mamelles de Tirésias with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. In the 2014-15 Lyric Opera season Johnson performed in Capriccio, Il trovatore, The Magic Victrola, and The Passenger. This upcoming season at Lyric he appears in Le nozze di Figaro, The Merry Widow, and Der Rosenkavalier.
Jonathan Johnson is sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. William C. Vance.
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