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JENNIFER JOHNSON CANO

UNITED STATES

MEZZO-SOPRANO

About the artist:

Jennifer Johnson Cano is making her HGO debut. 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. Highlights this season include the premiere of Kevin Puts’s The Hours with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Chicago and San Francisco Symphonies, and the New York premiere of Marc Neikrug’s A Song By Mahler at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. She also performs the world premiere of Gregory Spear’s Castor and Patience (Celeste) with Cincinnati Opera; Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle (Judith) with Roanoke Opera; and workshops of Gregg Kallor’s new opera, Frankenstein, with Arizona Opera. 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.

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