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Eliza Johnson

“...a delightfully coquettish and vocally sparkling Susanna.”

Opera Canada

“...a delightfully coquettish and vocally sparkling Susanna.”

Opera Canada

Press

REVIEWS

 

Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Highlands Opera Studio

August–September, 2015

 

“Eliza Johnson was a delightfully coquettish and vocally sparkling Susanna.”

Dawn Martens, Opera Canada

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COC Center Stage Competition
November 2015

 

“Eliza Johnson’s 'Caro nome' had that special mix of technical mastery and emotional oomph that only best performances have – control and vulnerability, studiousness and rawness… By Jove, there’s a real artist in there. I can’t wait to hear her again.”

Lydia Perović, Definitely the Opera

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“And then, Eliza happened. In my opinion this was the standout performance. She sang "Caro Nome" from Rigoletto, flawlessly. She had a delicacy beneath her power that manifested as a beautiful long line when she sang with a fuller tone. Definitely a voice to watch out for.”

Greg Finney, Schmopera

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“The real magic happened in her first round performance of 'Ach, ich liebte,' from Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail. With Eliza, it's always legato, it's always in her control, and it's always beautiful.”

Jenna Douglas, Schmopera

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Berta in The Barber of Seville, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
May-June 2015

 

"Berta’s engaging aria has the potential to brighten Act 2, and so it did in Eliza Johnson’s spirited performance."

George Loomis, Opera Magazine, October 2015 edition

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“Soprano Eliza Johnson’s chain-smoking, hip-wiggling Berta was very funny.”

Sarah Bryan Miller, StL Today

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“Eliza Johnson is a riot as Berta”

Chris Gibson, Broadway World

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“Soprano Eliza Johnson only has one short aria ("l vecchiotto cerca moglie" in Act II) as the maid Berta, but she makes it a charming little character bit.”

Chuck Lavazzi, KDHX Community Media

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“The voices? Emily Fons (Rosina), Dale Travis (Dr. Bartolo), Jeongcheol Cha (Don Basilio), and Eliza Johnson (Berta) were simply amazing.”

Isabelle Heidbreder, Intermission Magazine

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“Another comic role is housekeeper Berta, sassily played by Eliza Johnson.”

Lynn Venhaus, Belleville News-Democrat

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“Eliza Johnson and Geoffrey Agpolo, a pair of OTSL Gerdine Young Artists, make impressive debuts with the parent company as Bartolo’s amorous governess Berta and his mute, shuffling servant Ambrogio, respectively.”

Mark Bretz, Ladue News

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COC Center Stage Competition
November 2014

 

“Eliza Johnson is absolutely someone to watch in the coming years. Her Mozart was liquid and sobbing, but entirely clean and using the voice as the sole storytelling device.”

Jenna Douglas, Schmopera

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“The grace notes and the middle-voice writing throughout much of the aria was warm and graceful, and she climbed up to the top of her range with lots of focus and clarity.”

Jenna Douglas, Schmopera

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“Soprano Eliza Johnson embraced the drama of her selections through both voice and physical movements, turning her two selections (from Mozart’s Idomeneo and Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette) into mini-operas of their own.”

Cate Kustanczy, Digital Journal

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Despina in Cosi fan tutte, University of Toronto Opera School
March 2012

 

“Eliza Johnson was hilarious in the role of Despina. Her fresh, light soprano voice was ideal for the lyrical aspect of the role. Ms. Johnson demonstrated herself to be a fine character actress and took full advantage of the opportunity to do some comedic voice work.”

Keira Grant, Mooney on Theatre

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BEHIND THE SCENES

 

Web interview for COC Centre Stage with Schmopera

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COC Parlando, Blog Spotlight

www.coc.ca

 

 

 

Web interview for Opera Lyra Ottawa, The Magic Flute

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Opera Lyra Ottawa, Opera Studio

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