Previously with HGO, Jennifer Johnson Cano performed the role of Mother Marie in Dialogues of the Carmelites (2022). She has garnered critical acclaim for committed performances of both new and standard repertoire, and for her performance as Offred in Poul Ruders’s The Handmaid’s Tale. With more than 100 performances on the stage at The Metropolitan Opera, her most recent roles have included Nicklausse, Emilia, Hansel, and Meg Page. During the 2022-23 season she performed at the Metropolitan Opera in Falstaff (Meg Page) and made her company debut with the Atlanta Opera in Don Giovanni (Donna Elvira); she also appeared with the New York Philharmonic, New Jersey Symphony, and Atlanta Symphony. Cano also returned to the Chamber Music Society of New York, where she performed Mahler's Rückert-Lieder; and to the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society in an All-Bach Program with the Gamut Bach Ensemble. Cano joined The Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at the Metropolitan Opera after winning the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and made her Met debut during the 2009-10 season. Her honors include being named a First Prize winner at the Young Concert Artist International Auditions, and receiving a Sara Tucker Study Grant, a Richard Tucker Career Grant, and the George London Award. She has degrees from Webster University and Rice University.
Mother Marie: DIALOGUES OF THE CARMELITES 2021-22