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Jennifer
Johnston

mezzo-soprano

The British mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnston studied at Cambridge University and the Royal College of Music in London. She was named a BBC New Generation Artist and has won prizes at dozens of competitions. The mezzo-soprano has a close relationship with the Bavarian State Opera and also sings at La Scala, the Opéra de Lille, the Scottish Opera and Opera North.

Johnston has sung such roles as Dido in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and Fricka and Wellgunde in Wagner’s Ring cycle. She has also made guest appearances with leading orchestras in repertoire as diverse as Bach’s St Matthew Passion, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Schumann’s Szenen aus Goethes Faust and Birtwistle’s Gawain. Johnston has performed various world premieres, including Vaughan Williams’s Four Last Songs in Anthony Payne’s orchestration, Copland’s In the Beginning and Rorem’s Evidence of Things Not Seen.

She made her first appearance with the Concertgebouworkest in April 2016 performing Thomas Adès’s Totentanz under the composer’s direction on the AAA programme Frescos.

The British mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnston studied at Cambridge University and the Royal College of Music in London. She was named a BBC New Generation Artist and has won prizes at dozens of competitions. The mezzo-soprano has a close relationship with the Bavarian State Opera and also sings at La Scala, the Opéra de Lille, the Scottish Opera and Opera North.

Johnston has sung such roles as Dido in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and Fricka and Wellgunde in Wagner’s Ring cycle. She has also made guest appearances with leading orchestras in repertoire as diverse as Bach’s St Matthew Passion, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Schumann’s Szenen aus Goethes Faust and Birtwistle’s Gawain. Johnston has performed various world premieres, including Vaughan Williams’s Four Last Songs in Anthony Payne’s orchestration, Copland’s In the Beginning and Rorem’s Evidence of Things Not Seen.

She made her first appearance with the Concertgebouworkest in April 2016 performing Thomas Adès’s Totentanz under the composer’s direction on the AAA programme Frescos.