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Jennifer Johnston | Mezzosopranistin

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The dramatic mezzo-soprano was named by both BBC Music Magazine and the Observer as "a rising star", and the Financial Times as the "Face to Watch in Opera". A former BBC New Generation Artist, she is a graduate of Cambridge University and the Royal College of Music, and is the recipient of numerous awards. She has appeared in opera at the Teatro alla Scala, Salzburg Festival, Bayerische Staatsoper, Festival d'Aix en Provence, Opera de Lille, Beijing Festival, Baltic Sea Festival, Scottish Opera and Opera North. Her roles include Fricka, Waltraute, Second Norn, Wellgunde, Gaia, Lady de Hautdesert, Jocasta, Hedwige, Lucretia, Margret, Dido, Hänsel, Mrs Noye, Third Lady, Mrs Herring, Mrs Sedley, Giovanna Seymour and Agrippina.

She has performed with many of the world's greatest orchestras in repertoire spanning the centuries, from Bach's St Matthew Passion with the Dallas Symphony and Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestras, both under Jaap Van Zweden, Beethoven's 9th Symphony with the National Youth Orchestra under Vasily Petrenko at the BBC Proms, Mahler's Second Symphony with the São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra under Alondra de la Parra, Schumann's Faustszenen with the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester under Daniel Harding, and as Lady de Hautdesert in Birtwistle's Gawain with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Martyn Brabbins. 

She has appeared under the baton of Sir John Eliot Gardiner as Jocasta in Oedipus Rex with the London Symphony Orchestra (released as an LSO Live disc), in Bruckner's Mass No.1 with the Bayerische Rundfunks Sinfonieorchester, in Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with the Orchestra Revolutionnaire et Romantique in Lucerne, and at the BBC Proms broadcast on BBC4, Carnegie Hall and on an extended tour around Europe and the USA in both Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 and Missa Solemnis with the ORR (released on disc by SDG). She has also worked with Kirill Petrenko, Sir Andrew Davis, Kent Nagano, Ingo Metzmacher, Bernard Labadie, Kiril Karabits, Dan Ettinger, Thomas Søndergård, David Atherton, Alexander Shelley, Cornelius Meister, David Hill, Thomas Dausgaard, Thierry Fischer, Leonard Slatkin, Harry Bicket and Laurence Cummings.

A noted singer of contemporary music, she has performed and recorded a number of world premieres, including Anthony Payne's orchestration of Vaughan Williams' Four Last Songs with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Osmo Vänskä at the BBC Proms, Copland's In The Beginning with the BBC Singers broadcast live on Radio 3, Rorem's Evidence of Things Not Seen at the London Song Festival and two song cycles by Cheryl Frances Hoad recorded for Champs Hill Records. She made her solo recital debut at the Wigmore Hall broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, and has appeared in recital at the Cheltenham, City of London, Brighton, Perth and Aldeburgh festivals and at the Sage in Gateshead.

 Jennifer's engagements in the 2015-6 Season include Leda in Strauss's Die Liebe der Danae at the Salzburg Festival (Hermanis/Welser-Möst), Jocasta in Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Mahler's Third Symphony and Dvorak's Stabat Mater with the Cleveland Orchestra under Welser-Möst, Mahler's Second Symphony with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under de la Parra, Schumann's Faustszenen with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra under Harding, Berio's Folksongs, Canteloube's Songs of the Auvergne, Shostakovitch's Jewish Songs, Mahler's Das Klagende Lied and Tippett's Child of our Time with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra under Petrenko, Mozart's Requiem with both the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra under Delfs and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales under Søndergård, Mahler's Second Symphony with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra under Mena, Bach's Christmas Oratorio with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius at King's College Cambridge under Cleobury, and she will record Anthony Payne's arrangement of Vaughan Williams' Four Last Songs with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Brabbins for Albion Records.