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Jennifer Johnston

Mezzo-soprano

Jennifer Johnston, named by BBC Music Magazine as "a rising star", and the Financial Times as the "Face to Watch in Opera", is a former BBC New Generation Artist and a graduate of Cambridge University and the Royal College of Music. 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 and more. She has performed with many orchestras in repertoire spanning the centuries, from Bach's St Matthew Passion with the Dallas Symphony and Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestras, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the National Youth Orchestra at the BBC Proms, and Mahler's Second Symphony with the São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra. Jennifer's 2015-16 engagements include Leda in Strauss's Die Liebe der Danae at the Salzburg Festival, Jocasta in Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Mahler's Third Symphony and Dvorak's Stabat Mater with the Cleveland Orchestra and Mozart's Requiem with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.