This season, American tenor Jonathan Johnson makes his debut in the title role of Candide with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and Utah Symphony Orchestra; returns to Lyric Opera of Chicago as Lurcanio in Ariodante; and will appear as the tenor soloist in Messiah with Kansas City Symphony Orchestra.

​A graduate of the Patrick G. & Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center, the Lyric Opera of Chicago’s professional artist-development program, he appeared in the house’s main productions of Les Troyens, Lucia di Lammermoor, The Merry Widow, Der Rosenkavalier, Capriccio, The Magic Victrola and Mieczyslaw Weinberg’s Holocaust opera The Passenger. Other recent engagements have included his debut at Canadian Opera Company in a production of Anna Bolena, Frederic in The Pirates of Penzance and Lensky in Eugene Onegin at the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Fenton in Falstaff at San Diego Opera, and Lindoro in L’italiana in Algeri at the Portland Opera. 

Opera Colorado debut