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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 ...

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Biography

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.



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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 One Life Stand For Mezzo And Piano One Life Stand For Mezzo And Piano One Life Stand For Mezzo And Piano

One Life Stand For Mezzo And Piano

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Joseph Middleton
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Cheryl Frances-Hoad
Ludwig van Beethoven, Lucy Crowe, Jennifer Johnston, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, Michael Spyres, Matthew Rose & Monteverdi Choir
Missa solemnis (Mass in D major), Op.123
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Missa solemnis (Mass in D major), Op.123 Missa solemnis (Mass in D major), Op.123 Missa solemnis (Mass in D major), Op.123 Missa solemnis (Mass in D major), Op.123
Sir Edward Elgar, Jennifer Johnston, Angelico Francesco & BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Sea Pictures Op.37
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Sea Pictures Op.37 Sea Pictures Op.37 Sea Pictures Op.37 Sea Pictures Op.37
Joseph Middleton, Henry Purcell & Jennifer Johnston
An Evening Hymn, real. Britten
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An Evening Hymn, real. Britten An Evening Hymn, real. Britten An Evening Hymn, real. Britten An Evening Hymn, real. Britten
Christopher White, Alban Berg, Jennifer Johnston, Donald Runnicles, St Mary's Cathedral Choir, Edinburgh, Tom Randle, James Cleverton, Michael Pflumm, Elena Zhidkova, Thomas Blondelle, Nathan Berg, BBC Singers, Christopher Bowen, Peter Van Hulle, Thomas Mayer, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra & Andrew Greenan
Wozzeck (Act III)
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Wozzeck (Act III) Wozzeck (Act III) Wozzeck (Act III) Wozzeck (Act III)
Johannes Brahms, Christian Ihle Hadland, Lise Berthaud & Jennifer Johnston
2 Songs Op. 91; Geistliches Wiegenlied
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2 Songs Op. 91; Geistliches Wiegenlied 2 Songs Op. 91; Geistliches Wiegenlied 2 Songs Op. 91; Geistliches Wiegenlied 2 Songs Op. 91; Geistliches Wiegenlied
Johannes Brahms, Christian Ihle Hadland, Lise Berthaud & Jennifer Johnston
2 Songs, Op.91; Gestillte Sehnsucht
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2 Songs, Op.91; Gestillte Sehnsucht 2 Songs, Op.91; Gestillte Sehnsucht 2 Songs, Op.91; Gestillte Sehnsucht 2 Songs, Op.91; Gestillte Sehnsucht
Ludwig van Beethoven, Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Monteverdi Choir, Lucy Crowe, Jennifer Johnston, Matthew Rose & Michael Spyres
Missa solemnis
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Missa solemnis Missa solemnis Missa solemnis Missa solemnis
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 Noye's fludde - children's opera in 1 act Op.59 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 The Birds The Birds The Birds
Alisdair Hogarth, Ralph Vaughan Williams & Jennifer Johnston
5 Mystical Songs
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5 Mystical Songs 5 Mystical Songs 5 Mystical Songs 5 Mystical Songs

5 Mystical Songs

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Alisdair Hogarth, Ralph Vaughan Williams & Jennifer Johnston
Alisdair Hogarth, Peter Warlock & Jennifer Johnston
Balulalow
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Balulalow Balulalow Balulalow Balulalow
Alisdair Hogarth, Peter Warlock & Jennifer Johnston
The Frostbound Wood
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The Frostbound Wood The Frostbound Wood The Frostbound Wood 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 At the Round Earth's Imagined Corners At the Round Earth's Imagined Corners At the Round Earth's Imagined Corners

At the Round Earth's Imagined Corners

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Alisdair Hogarth, Benjamin Britten & Jennifer Johnston
Alisdair Hogarth, Herbert Howells & Jennifer Johnston
Come Sing and Dance
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Come Sing and Dance Come Sing and Dance Come Sing and Dance Come Sing and Dance
Alisdair Hogarth, George Butterworth & Jennifer Johnston
Bredon Hill
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Bredon Hill Bredon Hill Bredon Hill Bredon Hill
Alisdair Hogarth, John Ireland & Jennifer Johnston
Her Song
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Her Song Her Song Her Song Her Song
Alisdair Hogarth, John Ireland & Jennifer Johnston
A Thanksgiving
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A Thanksgiving A Thanksgiving A Thanksgiving A Thanksgiving
Alisdair Hogarth, Thomas Dunhill & Jennifer Johnston
To the Queen of Heaven
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To the Queen of Heaven To the Queen of Heaven To the Queen of Heaven To the Queen of Heaven
Alisdair Hogarth, Sir Edward Elgar & Jennifer Johnston
Sabbath Morning at Sea
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Sabbath Morning at Sea Sabbath Morning at Sea Sabbath Morning at Sea Sabbath Morning at Sea

Sabbath Morning at Sea

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Alisdair Hogarth, Sir Edward Elgar & Jennifer Johnston
Joseph Middleton, Jennifer Johnston & Benjamin Britten
Britten - A Charm of Lullabies
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Britten - A Charm of Lullabies

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Joseph Middleton, Jennifer Johnston & Benjamin Britten
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 Schumann - 5 Poems of Queen Mary Stuart Op 135 Schumann - 5 Poems of Queen Mary Stuart Op 135 Schumann - 5 Poems of Queen Mary Stuart Op 135

Schumann - 5 Poems of Queen Mary Stuart Op 135

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Joseph Middleton, Jennifer Johnston & Robert Schumann
Benjamin Britten, Jennifer Johnston & Joseph Middleton
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 A Charm of lullabies Op.41 for mezzo-soprano and piano A Charm of lullabies Op.41 for mezzo-soprano and piano A Charm of lullabies Op.41 for mezzo-soprano and piano

A Charm of lullabies Op.41 for mezzo-soprano and piano

Performer
Joseph Middleton
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

Performer
Joseph Middleton, Jennifer Johnston & Benjamin Britten
Richard Wagner, Jennifer Johnston & Joseph Middleton
Wagner Wesendonck-Lieder
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Wagner Wesendonck-Lieder Wagner Wesendonck-Lieder Wagner Wesendonck-Lieder Wagner Wesendonck-Lieder
Benjamin Britten, Jennifer Johnston & Alisdair Hogarth
Britten Cabaret Songs
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Britten Cabaret Songs Britten Cabaret Songs Britten Cabaret Songs Britten Cabaret Songs
Benjamin Britten & Jennifer Johnston
Corpus Christi Carol
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Corpus Christi Carol Corpus Christi Carol Corpus Christi Carol 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 Sea pictures Op.37 for mezzo-soprano and orchestra Sea pictures Op.37 for mezzo-soprano and orchestra 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 An die Musik D.547 An die Musik D.547 An die Musik D.547
Jennifer Johnston
Die Junge Nonne D.828
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Die Junge Nonne D.828 Die Junge Nonne D.828 Die Junge Nonne D.828 Die Junge Nonne D.828
Jennifer Johnston
Ganymed D.544
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Ganymed D.544 Ganymed D.544 Ganymed D.544 Ganymed D.544
Jennifer Johnston
Schwanengesang - song-cycle D.957 for voice and piano
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Schwanengesang - song-cycle D.957 for voice and piano Schwanengesang - song-cycle D.957 for voice and piano Schwanengesang - song-cycle D.957 for voice and piano Schwanengesang - song-cycle D.957 for voice and piano
Jennifer Johnston
Hermit songs Op.29 for voice and piano
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Hermit songs Op.29 for voice and piano Hermit songs Op.29 for voice and piano Hermit songs Op.29 for voice and piano Hermit songs Op.29 for voice and piano
Jennifer Johnston
3 Songs Op.15 [words: W de la Mare] vers. soprano & piano
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3 Songs Op.15 [words: W de la Mare] vers. soprano & piano 3 Songs Op.15 [words: W de la Mare] vers. soprano & piano 3 Songs Op.15 [words: W de la Mare] vers. soprano & piano 3 Songs Op.15 [words: W de la Mare] vers. soprano & piano
Jennifer Johnston
4 Poems by Fredegond Shove for voice and piano
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4 Poems by Fredegond Shove for voice and piano 4 Poems by Fredegond Shove for voice and piano 4 Poems by Fredegond Shove for voice and piano 4 Poems by Fredegond Shove for voice and piano
Jennifer Johnston
5 Romances and songs Op.84 for 1 or 2 voices and piano
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5 Romances and songs Op.84 for 1 or 2 voices and piano 5 Romances and songs Op.84 for 1 or 2 voices and piano 5 Romances and songs Op.84 for 1 or 2 voices and piano 5 Romances and songs Op.84 for 1 or 2 voices and piano
Jennifer Johnston
4 Songs Op.43
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4 Songs Op.43 4 Songs Op.43 4 Songs Op.43 4 Songs Op.43
Jennifer Johnston
Des Knaben Wunderhorn vers. for voice and piano
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Des Knaben Wunderhorn vers. for voice and piano Des Knaben Wunderhorn vers. for voice and piano Des Knaben Wunderhorn vers. for voice and piano Des Knaben Wunderhorn vers. for voice and piano
Jennifer Johnston
8 Lieder aus Letzte Blatter Op.10
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8 Lieder aus Letzte Blatter Op.10 8 Lieder aus Letzte Blatter Op.10 8 Lieder aus Letzte Blatter Op.10 8 Lieder aus Letzte Blatter Op.10
Jennifer Johnston
Schlichte Weisen Op.21 [1887-8]
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Schlichte Weisen Op.21 [1887-8] Schlichte Weisen Op.21 [1887-8] Schlichte Weisen Op.21 [1887-8] Schlichte Weisen Op.21 [1887-8]
Jennifer Johnston
Music for a while, real. Britten for voice and piano [orig. with bc]
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Music for a while, real. Britten for voice and piano [orig. with bc] Music for a while, real. Britten for voice and piano [orig. with bc] Music for a while, real. Britten for voice and piano [orig. with bc] Music for a while, real. Britten for voice and piano [orig. with bc]
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