most promising young artist with drama welded to her
Dawn Johnson, a native of
has appeared in oratorio, concert, and opera
performances throughout the country.
She was recently named a National Semi-Finalist
in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
“With magnetic presence, vocal urgency, and
infectious joy…” (Palm Beach Post), Ms. Johnson was
winner in the Advanced Division of the 2002 Palm Beach
Opera Vocal Competition.
She is also the recipient of a San Francisco
Opera Merola Career Grant and the Richard F. Gold Career
Grant from the Shoshana Foundation and Central City
Opera where she performed Violetta in the Matinee
Performance of La Traviata.
the shy, consumptive Mimì…” in La
Boheme with the San Francisco Opera Western Opera
Theater, Ms. Johnson “… threw herself into the role,
singing with confidence and feeling” (The Providence
recent performances for the soprano include a recital
with Glimmerglass Opera as part of the Young American
Artist Recital Series, appearances with Glimmerglass
Opera in The Dialogues of the Carmelites, as well as performances as Donna
Elvira in Don
Giovanni with the Duke University Symphony.
among her performed roles include Fiordiligi in Così
fan tutte with the San Francisco Opera Western Opera
Theater, and Donna Anna in Don
Giovanni with the Indianapolis Opera and the San
Francisco Opera Western Opera Theater.
Other operatic performances for the soprano
include Marguerite in Faust,
Countess Almaviva in The
Marriage of Figaro, Mařenka in The
Bartered Bride, Electra in Idomeneo,
and Musetta in La
addition to her theatrical stage appearances, the
soprano also performs frequently as an oratorio soloist.
Her concert performances have included works such
as Verdi’s Requiem,
Dona Nobis Pacem,
Haydn’s The Creation, Bach’s Magnificat,
and Beethoven’s Ninth
appearances for the soprano include recitals throughout
as well as a
Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.
Johnson completed a Performer Diploma in Professional
Opera Studies and a Master of Music degree in Voice at
the Indiana University School of Music.
She currently resides in
New York City
voice with soprano, Heidi Skok.
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