Jennifer Johnson Cano

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 also a  first prize winner of the Young Concert Artist International Auditions. Recent and upcoming appearances include her return to the Metropolitan Opera as Emilia in Otello and Meg Page in Falstaff, and her role debut as Offred in Poul Ruders’s The Handmaid’s Tale with Boston Lyric Opera. Her orchestral engagements have included 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 joined tenor Matthew Polenzani and pianist Julius Drake at Carnegie Hall for a song recital and was also part of two world premiere performances last season: Paul Moravec’s A New Country and Gregg Kallor’s Sketches from Frankenstein Suite. She made her San Francisco Symphony debut in 2012 and returned in June in Ravel’s L’Enfant et les sortil├Ęges. Jennifer Johnson Cano's recordings are available through iTunes and Amazon. Exclusive representation: Kirshbaum Associates Inc.

(September 2019)