Praised by the Washington Post for her “gorgeous singing,” soprano Bridgette Johnson is quickly establishing herself as a vibrant interpreter in the musical realms of opera, concert and crossover works. Recently, Ms. Johnson made an acclaimed last minute debut for an indisposed Erin Morley as Marie in Palm Beach Opera’s production of La Fille du Régiment in which she successfully sang the company’s Matinee Youth Performance followed by the Mainstage performance within the same day. Critics called her portrayal “a tour de-force…vocally beautiful and consistent with a rich tone and sparkling high notes… a great star turn for a young singer who has a world of potential in front of her.”
Engagements for the 2019 season include a house debut with Utah Festival Opera as the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro, where she also appears as Sharon in Terrence McNally's Masterclass and the soprano soloist in Leroy Robertson's Oratorio from the Book of Mormon. In concert, she will be featured in an innovative Lecture-Recital series, Crossing Genres, at the Mayo Concert Hall at The College of New Jersey. Ms. Johnson’s recent engagements include a debut with Pacific Symphony as Papagena in Die Zauberflöte, a return to Opera Orlando as both Musetta in La Bohème and a guest soloist for their 2018 Gala. The 2016/2017 season included her role debut of Norina in Don Pasquale with Opera Orlando, as well as her company and role debut with St. Petersburg Opera as Adina in L’elisir d’amore. In concert she returned to the South Florida Symphony, and was featured at the Newport Music Festival during the summer of 2016. In 2018, she appeared with her husband, baritone Scott Johnson, in the first two of their signature Let's Duet concerts, featuring opera duets in May and Holiday Classics in December, both held at the historic 1867 Sanctuary Arts and Culture Center.
Praised for his “handsome baritone” and “the clarity and nobility of both his sound and his interpretive choices,” Scott Johnson, Baritone, is an active performer in the stage, concert, and sacred arenas. A recipient of the Richard F. Gold Career Grant from the Shoshanna foundation, he holds voice performance degrees from the University of Southern California (BM) and the University of Wisconsin – Madison (MM).
Recent highlights include appearances with Opera Philadelphia in their production of Cold Mountain, Florentine Opera for both La Bohème and L’Italiana in Algeri, and Nashville Opera for La Fanciulla del West. In 2012 he was the recipient of two scholarships from The Opera Foundation to perform with the Deutsche Oper Berlin and Teatro Regio di Torino, where he performed multiple roles, including an appearance with the Staatsballett Berlin as the baritone soloist in Peer Gynt. He has also been a frequent performer with Central City Opera, appearing as Mr. Lindquist in A Little Night Music, Diesel in West Side Story, Jupiter in Orpheus in the Underworld, and Prince Yamadori in Madama Butterfly. In concert, he has appeared with the Milwaukee Symphony for Handel’s Messiah and in a solo recital for Florentine Opera. He is a 3rd prize winner for the Fritz and Levinia Jensen Foundation Competition, and was a regional finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.
In 2018, he appeared with his wife Bridgette Johnson and pianists Mun-Tzung Wong (May) and Martin Néron (December) in both of their signature Let’s Duet concerts.