Suzanne Johnson

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Suzanne Johnston has achieved the rare distinction of being recognised equally for her success in opera, music theatre and as a concert performer.

Her operatic career encompasses the prestigious European Festivals of Glyndebourne and Salzburg, as well as Australia’s major opera companies, for whom her repertory includes the title roles in L’incoronazione di Poppea, The Gypsy Princess and Carmen, Orlofsky (Die Fledermaus), Hansel (Hansel and Gretel), Hermia (A Midsummer Night's Dream), The Fox (Cunning Little Vixen), Eliza Doolittle - opposite Anthony Warlow - in the sell-out production of My Fair Lady and Ruth in The Pirates of Penzance. For Victorian Opera, Suzanne performed in Through the Looking Glass.

Concert appearances include the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, recitals in London, Paris, Milan, New York, Los Angeles, performances with Symphony Australia, Musica Viva and with The 3 Divas. Her numerous awards include the Sydney Theatre Critics’ Circle Award (Operatic Performance of the Year), MO Award (Operatic Performer of the Year), Churchill Fellowship and three Green Room Awards.

Her discography includes the ARIA award-winning CD Perfect Strangers with Judi Connelli and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, and Hansel and Gretel - both for ABC Classics - and a recording with the Australian Pops Orchestra. Video recordings include Hansel and Gretel, Les Huguenots, La Cenerentola, The Gondoliers and Die Fledermaus.

In 2011, Suzanne will perform in Victorian Opera's new production of Albert Herring. 

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