This season, American tenor Jonathan Johnson makes his debut at Canadian Opera Company in a production of Anna Bolena. He also returns to the Lyric Opera of Kansas City as Lensky in Eugene Onegin.
In the 2016-2017 season, Jonathan made his debut at the Lyric Opera of Kansas City as Frederic in their season finale of The Pirates of Penzance and at San Diego Opera as Fenton in Falstaff. He also completed his time as a member of the Patrick G. & Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center, the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s professional artist-development program, where his recent appearances in mainstage productions at the Lyric Opera of Chicago included Les Troyens, Lucia di Lammermoor, The Merry Widow, Der Rosenkavalier, Capriccio, The Magic Victrola and Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s Holocaust opera The Passenger. Future seasons include return engagements with the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
Other recent engagements include Lindoro 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 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 to many cities in the US and internationally.
Hailing from Macon, GA, Mr. Johnson holds a Masters degree and professional artist certificate from the A.J. Fletcher Institute of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.