With her rich, warm voice and honest acting, Désirée Nicole Johnson is truly a force to be seen on stage. Her unique storytelling and expressive eyes capture her audience as she transforms in the characters she plays.
Désirée earned first place at the 2015 NATS Great Lakes Regional Student Auditions Division XII as well as first place in the 2015 Dr. Marjorie Conrad Art Song Competition at BGSU.
When she is not performing, Désirée is also a local Cleveland music teacher and is the founder of DNJ Music Studio. She teaches private lessons in voice, piano and acting.
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She received her Master of Music Degree in Voice Performance at Bowling Green State University College of Musical Arts and her Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music. In the summer of 2014 she trained at world renowned OperaWorks for their Emerging Artist Program.
Ms. Johnson was fortunate enough to win first place in Division 12, as well as the Ralph Appelman Award, at the 2015 NATS Great Lakes Region in Anderson, Indiana. She is excited to prepare for the National Semifinals in North Carolina in July. Désirée also won first place at the 2015 Marjorie Conrad Art Song Competition at BGSU.
Désirée has been blessed to breathe life into roles such as Gretel in Hansel and Gretel [English]; Blanche de la Force in Dialogues of the Carmelite; Rebecca in Alyx, Jack, and Rebecca [World Premiere]; Nora in It Could Be [World Premiere]; Josephine in H.M.S. Pinafore; Zerlina in Don Giovanni. Ms. Johnson was seen on the stage of Toledo Opera for their productions of Tosca, Susannah, and Faust. She was also the Soprano Section Leader for both Tosca and Susannah.
She recently made her debut with Detroit Opera in the chorus in The Passenger for their 2015 season.
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