OPERA SARATOGA DEBUT SEASON: Jessie cover in The Long Walk; Second Witch and Ensemble in Dido and Aeneas.

Johanna Nordhorn, Mezzo-Soprano, has delighted audiences across the nation, and is a favorite in her current city of St. Louis, MO, where she has sung with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Union Avenue Opera, Gateway Opera, and the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. She recently won the Southern Illinois Young Artist Competition, placed in the Metropolitan National Council Awards (Missouri district), and received an Individual Artist’s Grant from the Regional Arts Commission. She received her Masters degree at the prestigious Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University and continued her training as a young artist with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, where she most notably covered Denyce Graves in the world premiere of Champion and sang a concert of Ricky Ian Gordon's music with the composer at the piano. She is thrilled to return to the SLSO as Alto Soloist in Beethoven’s Mass in C Major this spring, and to cover the principal role of Jessie in the world premiere of The Long Walk with Opera Saratoga this summer.

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