A prolific concert performer, she has performed with many of the world’s greatest orchestras and conductors. She made her solo recital debut at the Wigmore Hall accompanied by Joseph Middleton and broadcast live on BBC Radio 3. She is a founder member of The Prince Consort, with whom she has recorded for Linn Records, and has appeared in recital at Wigmore Hall, the Concertgebouw and the Aldeburgh Festival.
Her extensive discography includes Anthony Payne’s arrangement of Vaughan Williams’ Four Last Songs with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Martyn Brabbins for Albion Records, which she premiered at the BBC Proms (Vänska/BBCSO) and which was nominated for a Grammy Award.
Mezzo soprano Jennifer Johnston is a former BBC New Generation Artist, and a graduate of Cambridge University and the Royal College of Music. She is particularly associated with the Bayerische Staatsoper and its distinguished musical director Kirill Petrenko, and has appeared in opera at the Teatro alla Scala, Salzburg Festival and Festival d’Aix-en-Provence amongst others. Her roles include Wagner’s Waltraute, Fricka and Erda, Britten’s Lucretia, Mrs Grose, Auntie and Mrs Herring, Puccini’s La Principessa, La Ciesca and Suzuki, and Stravinsky’s Baba the Turk and Jocaste.
One of the world’s most sought after and in demand mezzo sopranos, Jennifer’s career takes her to the world’s greatest opera houses working with some of the greatest conductors and singers or our time. Her new album is a deeply personal and affectional musical love-letter to her native Liverpool.