Jennifer Johnson Cano


This season American mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano returns to both the Metropolitan Opera (Emilia/Otello, Meg Page/Falstaff) and Boston Lyric Opera (Offred/Poul Ruders’s The Handmaid’s Tale, role debut). In addition to numerous prestigious orchestral engagements, she will appear with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and, with tenor Matthew Polenzani and pianist Julius Drake, at Carnegie Hall. Cano’s major roles nationwide have included Orpheus/Orpheus and Eurydice (St. Louis, Des Moines); Donna Elvira/Don Giovanni (Boston, Phoenix, Tucson); the Fox/The Cunning Little Vixen (Cleveland Orchestra); Carmen (Boston); Diana/La Calisto (Cincinnati); and Marguerite/La Damnation de Faust (Tucson). She made her European debut touring in John Adams’s El Niño with the London Symphony Orchestra and the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest (Hilversum, Netherlands). She has appeared with other prominent orchestras, including the those of Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and Munich. Cano has recorded Bernstein’s Symphony No. 1: Jeremiah, Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde, and a live solo recital from the Savannah Voice Festival. Cano is an alumna of Webster University (St. Louis), Rice University, Met’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, and Young Concert Artists.

Last updated: December 2, 2018
Photo: Fay Fox