Jennifer Johnson-Cano (Mama, The Dragonfly, The Squirrel)
A native of Saint Louis, MO, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano made her professional operatic debut with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. She joined the Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at the Metropolitan Opera after winning the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. She is first prize winner of the Young Concert Artist International Auditions, and a recipient of a Sara Tucker Study Grant, Richard Tucker Career Grant, and the George London Award. This season, she returns to the Metropolitan Opera as Emilia in Otello and Meg Page in Falstaff, and she makes her role debut as Offred in Poul Ruders’s The Handmaid’s Tale with Boston Lyric Opera. Her orchestral engagements include Bernstein’s Jeremiah Symphony with the Pittsburgh Symphony, Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Pittsburgh and Cincinnati symphonies. She joins tenor Matthew Polenzani and pianist Julius Drake at Carnegie Hall for a song recital and returns to Chamber Music of Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall for a performance of Ravel's Shéhérazade and Falla's Psyche. Ms. Cano is also part of two world premiere performances this season: Paul Moravec’s A New Country and Gregg Kallor’s Sketches from Frankenstein Suite. She made her San Francisco Symphony debut in 2012. Jennifer Johnson Cano's recordings are available through iTunes and Amazon. Exclusive representation: Kirshbaum Associates Inc.