Jennifer Johnston
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Jennifer Johnston

Jennifer Johnston Biography (BBC)

Born in Liverpool, BBC New Generation Artist Jennifer Johnston read Law at Cambridge University and practiced as a Barrister, before graduating from the Royal College of Music’s Opera Course with Distinction. She was a member of both the National Opera Studio, where she was sponsored by Opera North, and the Britten Pears’ Young Artists Programme, and she continues to study with Lillian Watson. Named by the BBC Music Magazine as a Rising Star and the Financial Times as the Face to Watch in Opera, she is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Wingate Scholarship, Second Prize in the Montserrat Caballé International Singing Competition and two Susan Chilcott Scholarships.

Her operatic engagements have included her debuts at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence (Title role/Dido and Aeneas) and the Salzburg Festival (Carmi/La Betulia Liberata, released on DVD by Deutsche Grammophon), Wellgunde & cover Fricka/Das Rheingold for Opera North, Dido/ Dido and Aeneas for Opera de Lille and in Madrid, Suzuki/Madame Butterfly, Irene/Tamerlano, Mercedes/Carmen and Hansel/Hansel and Gretel all for Scottish Opera, Giovanna Seymour/Anna Bolena for the Tower of London Festival, Title Role/Agrippina for Cambridge Handel Opera and Mrs Herring/Albert Herring for the Aldeburgh Festival, and Lucretia/The Rape of Lucretia for the Dartington Festival.

She is a member of the Prince Consort with whom she has recently given recitals at the Wigmore Hall including a Stephen Hough world premiere, Brighton Festival, Oxford Lieder Festival, Perth Festival, a residency and recital at the Aldeburgh Festival, and the release of discs of Rorem, Brahms and Hough for Linn Records.

Recent concert and recital engagements include appearances at the Aldeburgh Festival, the Edinburgh International Festival and Opera North, and with the RPO, the Philharmonia, BBC Scottish National Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The English Concert and Akademie Für Alte Musik under Haitink, Slatkin, Spano, Bicket, McGegan and Cleobury. On disc, she has recorded Britten’s song cycle ‘A Charm of Lullabies’ with Malcolm Martineau for Onyx Classics.

Her engagements in the 2011-12 Season include Wellgunde & cover Fricka/Das Rheingold and Waltraute & cover Fricka/Die Walküre for Opera North, Elgar's Sea Pictures with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra & Brabbins, Debussy's Le Martyr de Sebastién with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales & Fischer, Berg’s 7 Early Songs with the BBC Philharmonic & Bach, Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales & Dausgaard, Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra & Hill, Mahler 2 with Orquestra Sinfonica do Estado de Sao Paulo & de la Parra and also with the Hallé & Hill, Beethoven 9th Symphony with the RPO & Warren Green, Bach's St Matthew Passion with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Van Zweden, two recordings for Champs Hill Records and numerous solo recitals, including at Kings Place with Graham Johnson, at the City of London Festival, and at both the Cheltenham Festival and Opera North with Joseph Middleton.

Her future engagements include her German opera debut, appearances with the BBCSSO, BBCNOW, RLPO and Bournemouth Symphony orchestras and her solo recital debut at the Wigmore Hall with Joseph Middleton.

Jennifer Johnston Biography (Wikipedia)

Jennifer Johnston is an English operatic mezzo-soprano. Born in Liverpool, she studied law at University of Cambridge and worked as a barrister while studying opera at the Royal College of Music (RCM). After graduating from the RCM, she became a member of the National Opera Studio through the sponsorship of Opera North. In 2005 she was awarded a Wingate Scholarship and a Susan Chilcott Scholarship. Later that same year won 2nd Prize in the Montserrat Caballé International Singing Competition.

Johnston made her professional debut at the Aix-en-Provence Festival in the summer of 2006 as Dido in Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas. Later that year she was heard at the Salzburg Festival as Carmi in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's La Betulia Liberata; a performance which was recorded and released on DVD by Deutsche Grammophon. She has since been highly active with the Scottish Opera where her performance credits have included Hansel in Engelbert Humperdinck's Hänsel und Gretel, Irene in George Friederich Handel's Tamerlano, Mercedes in Georges Bizet's Carmen, and Suzuki in Giacomo Puccini's Madame Butterfly.

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Anton Bruckner
Mass No.3 in F minor for soloists, chorus, orchestra and organ
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Mass No.3 in F minor for soloists, chorus, orchestra and organ
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Everything's Alright
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Everything's Alright
Jennifer Johnston
O waly waly
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O waly waly
Jennifer Johnston
Erbarme dich, mein Gott (St Matthew Passion)
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Erbarme dich, mein Gott (St Matthew Passion)
Jennifer Johnston
Die junge Nonne
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Die junge Nonne
Anton Bruckner
Mass No.3 in F minor
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Mass No.3 in F minor
Joseph Middleton, Cheryl Frances-Hoad & Jennifer Johnston
One Life Stand For Mezzo And Piano
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One Life Stand For Mezzo And Piano
Joseph Middleton, Henry Purcell & Jennifer Johnston
An Evening Hymn, real. Britten
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An Evening Hymn, real. Britten
Christopher White
Wozzeck (Act III)
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Wozzeck (Act III)
Siobhan Redmond, Scotland Royal Conservatoire, Benjamin Britten, Leigh Melrose, Jennifer Johnston, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra & Martyn Brabbins
Noye's fludde - children's opera in 1 act Op.59
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Noye's fludde - children's opera in 1 act Op.59

Noye's fludde - children's opera in 1 act Op.59

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Siobhan Redmond, Scotland Royal Conservatoire, Benjamin Britten, Leigh Melrose, Jennifer Johnston, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra & Martyn Brabbins
Alisdair Hogarth, Benjamin Britten & Jennifer Johnston
The Birds
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The Birds
Alisdair Hogarth, Ralph Vaughan Williams & Jennifer Johnston
5 Mystical Songs
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5 Mystical Songs
Alisdair Hogarth, Peter Warlock & Jennifer Johnston
Balulalow
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Balulalow
Alisdair Hogarth, Peter Warlock & Jennifer Johnston
The Frostbound Wood
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The Frostbound Wood
Alisdair Hogarth, Benjamin Britten & Jennifer Johnston
At the Round Earth's Imagined Corners
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At the Round Earth's Imagined Corners
Alisdair Hogarth, Herbert Howells & Jennifer Johnston
Come Sing and Dance
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Come Sing and Dance
Alisdair Hogarth, George Butterworth & Jennifer Johnston
Bredon Hill
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Bredon Hill
Alisdair Hogarth, John Ireland & Jennifer Johnston
Her Song
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Her Song
Alisdair Hogarth, John Ireland & Jennifer Johnston
A Thanksgiving
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A Thanksgiving
Alisdair Hogarth, Thomas Dunhill & Jennifer Johnston
To the Queen of Heaven
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To the Queen of Heaven
Alisdair Hogarth, Sir Edward Elgar & Jennifer Johnston
Sabbath Morning at Sea
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Sabbath Morning at Sea
Joseph Middleton, Jennifer Johnston & Benjamin Britten
Britten - A Charm of Lullabies
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Britten - A Charm of Lullabies
Joseph Middleton, Jennifer Johnston & Robert Schumann
Schumann - 5 Poems of Queen Mary Stuart Op 135
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Schumann - 5 Poems of Queen Mary Stuart Op 135
Benjamin Britten
A Charm of lullabies Op.41 for mezzo-soprano and piano
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A Charm of lullabies Op.41 for mezzo-soprano and piano
Joseph Middleton, Jennifer Johnston & Benjamin Britten
A Charm of lullabies Op.41 for mezzo-soprano and piano
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A Charm of lullabies  Op.41 for mezzo-soprano and piano
Richard Wagner
Wagner Wesendonck-Lieder
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Wagner Wesendonck-Lieder
Benjamin Britten
Britten Cabaret Songs
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Britten Cabaret Songs
Benjamin Britten
Corpus Christi Carol
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Corpus Christi Carol
Jennifer Johnston
Sea pictures Op.37 for mezzo-soprano and orchestra
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Sea pictures Op.37 for mezzo-soprano and orchestra
Jennifer Johnston
An die Musik D.547
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An die Musik D.547
Jennifer Johnston
Die Junge Nonne D.828
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Die Junge Nonne D.828
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Bach Mass in B Minor BBC Singers 2016-17 Season
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Milton Court Concert Hall
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Hear and Now - Birtwistle’s The Last Supper BBC SSO 2016-17 Season
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Glasgow City Halls
2017-01-14T08:46:15
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Jan
2017
Hear and Now - Birtwistle’s The Last Supper BBC SSO 2016-17 Season

Hear and Now - Birtwistle’s The Last Supper BBC SSO 2016-17 Season

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Glasgow City Halls
Jiří Bělohlávek conducts the BBC Symphony Chorus in Dvořák's Requiem BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2016-17 season
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Barbican, London
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John Adams conducts Doctor Atomic BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2016-17 season
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Barbican, London
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Past BBC Events

Mahler: Resurrection Symphony BBC Philharmonic 2015-16 Season
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The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
2016-05-14T08:46:15
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14
May
2016
Mahler: Resurrection Symphony BBC Philharmonic 2015-16 Season

Mahler: Resurrection Symphony BBC Philharmonic 2015-16 Season

19:30
The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Mozart Requiem St David's Hall 2015-16
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St David's Hall, Cardiff
2016-01-22T08:46:15
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22
Jan
2016
Mozart Requiem St David's Hall 2015-16

Mozart Requiem St David's Hall 2015-16

19:30
St David's Hall, Cardiff
Afternoon Performance 3 – Bach’s ‘Christmas Oratorio’ Afternoon Performance 2015-2016
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City Halls
2015-12-10T08:46:15
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10
Dec
2015
Afternoon Performance 3 – Bach’s ‘Christmas Oratorio’ Afternoon Performance 2015-2016

Afternoon Performance 3 – Bach’s ‘Christmas Oratorio’ Afternoon Performance 2015-2016

14:00
City Halls
Prom 20: Schubert, Luke Bedford & Bruckner Proms 2015
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Royal Albert Hall
2015-08-01T08:46:15
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1
Aug
2015
Prom 20: Schubert, Luke Bedford & Bruckner Proms 2015

Prom 20: Schubert, Luke Bedford & Bruckner Proms 2015

18:30
Royal Albert Hall
Mahler 2 with Søndergård St David's Hall 2014-15
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St David's Hall, Cardiff
2015-06-04T08:46:15
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4
Jun
2015
Mahler 2 with Søndergård St David's Hall 2014-15

Mahler 2 with Søndergård St David's Hall 2014-15

20:00
St David's Hall, Cardiff

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