COURTNEY JOHNSON – soprano

Courtney Johnson, soprano, is currently a graduate student at Mannes College of Music in New York. A native of Chesapeake, Va., she studied at the Virginia Governor’s School for the Arts and was a chorus member in Virginia Opera’s 2008 production of Il Trovatore. In 2009, she won the Silver Award at the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts Young Arts program in Miami, Fla., and in 2010 she participated in La Lingua della Lirica in Novafeltria, Italy.  In the summer of 2011, she participated in the International Vocal Arts Institute.  She received an Encouragement Award for the 2012 George London Foundation Competition, and Second Place in the 2012 Giulio Gari International Vocal Competition.  She is also a 2013 grant winner of the Opera Index competition and the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation.

Recent engagements for the young Ms Johnson include her being a Studio Artist in Wolf Trap Opera's 2012 and 2013 season.

In 2013 she made her Opera Orchestra of New York debut in Avery Fisher Hall under Eve Queler as Sofia in I Lombardi.