Biography



Jeremiah Johnson

Alternately described as “solid, accomplished” and bringing a “poised, masculine seriousness” to the stage, native born Texan, Jeremiah Johnson is rapidly gaining attention as a baritone of note. Upcoming engagements include reprising the role of John Proctor in The Crucible and singing the The Duke of Plaza-Toro in The Gondoliers with GLOW Lyric Theatre, as well as The Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance with the Adirondacks Arts Festival.

 

Previous engagements include Giorgio Germont in La Traviata with Dell'Arte Opera, as well as singing with Opera in the Heights where he performed the role of Silvio in Il Pagliacci. Other engagements include singing Pish-Tush in The Mikado with South Shore Symphony and creating the role of Harry Angel in the world premiere of Falling Angel with the Center for Contemporary Opera in New York City. Performing in Boston for the first time Jeremiah also worked on the world premiere of The Tempest with The Shakespeare Concerts where he covered the roles of Antonio and Alonso. Jeremiah was a Studio Artist with Sarasota Opera in the 2015 season where he covered Scarpia in Tosca. In the summer of 2014 he returned to Utah Festival Opera for a third season where he covered the role of Javert in Les Miserables and Dr Engel in the The Student Prince. The 2013/14 season saw his second festival season with Utah Festival Opera where he covered the role of Iago in Otello; and his engagement as an Emerging Artist with Virginia Opera, where he performed in their production of Carousel, as Sir Dinidan in Camelot, and covered a wide range of roles including Zurga in Bizet's Les pêcheurs de perles, Falke in Die Fledermaus, and Stanley in Andre Previn's A Streetcar Named Desire. Jeremiah finished off the season covering Count Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro.

 

Previous engagements include two seasons as a young artist at Opera Memphis where he performed Angelotti and Sciarrone in Tosca, Frank in Die Fledermaus, and covered the roles of Malatesta in Don Pasquale, Amonasro in Aida, and Scarpia in Tosca. Jeremiah had the privilege of performing in the National Opera Association premiere of the new one act opera Confessions by Raphael Lucas. He also sang the roll of John Proctor in The Crucible as part of his artist diploma with the University of Memphis. In the 2010/11 season Jeremiah created the roles of Oberon and Theseus in the world premiere of Michael Ching's A Midsummer Night's Dream." Jeremiah made his debut with Utah Festival Opera in 2012, and joined Des Moines Metro Opera for their 2011 festival season.  Prior to that, Jeremiah was engaged for four seasons as a Young Artist with Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre, and was then invited back to cover the role of Sharpless in Madama Butterfly.

Jeremiah Johnson was most recently a student at Cincinnati Conservatory of Music where he studied with well-known Bass-Baritone, Kenneth Shaw. While at CCM Jeremiah appeared as Bartolo in Il barbiere di Siviglia as well as in the Midwest premiere of Miss Lonelyhearts. Previous to that, Jeremiah performed with Indiana University Opera Theater as Belcore in L'elisir d'amore, Peter in Hansel and Gretel, and as Graf Waldner in Arabella. Jeremiah received his bachelor’s degree in 2005 from Texas Tech University where he performed Papageno in Die Zauberflöte, Baron Douphol in La Traviata, and Sgt. Quigly in the world premiere of Belinni’s War.