Lyric Opera of Chicago

Jonathan Johnson

 Jonathan Johnson headshot

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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Ryan Opera Center 2015-2016 Ensemble

 

Sopranos       Mezzo-sopranos  
 Hlengiwe Mkhwanazi

Hlengiwe Mkhwanazi

 Diana Newman

Diana
Newman

 Laura Wilde

Laura
Wilde 

   Lindsay Metzger

Lindsay Metzger

 Annie Rosen

Annie
Rosen
 

Tenors        
 Alec Carlson

Alec
Carlson

 Jesse Donner

Jesse
Donner

 Jonathan Johnson

Jonathan Johnson

 Mingjie Lei

Mingjie
Lei

Baritones       Bass-baritone  
 Anthony Clark Evans

Anthony Clark Evans

 Takaoki Onishi

Takaoki
Onishi

   Richard Ollarsaba

Richard Ollarsaba
 

Basses     Pianist  
 Patrick Guetti

Patrick
Guetti

 Bradley Smoak

Bradley
Smoak

   Mario Marra

Mario Antonio Marra