Sally Johnson is a nationally acclaimed and award winning Soprano who studied at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester where she received a BMus (Hons) and a PPRNCM (Professional Performance).
A versatile performer and musician she is equally comfortable on the stage and concert platforms having worked with many of the UK’s leading Opera houses including Glyndebourne Festival Opera and Scottish Opera and performing roles such as Musetta (Boheme), Donna Elvira (Giovanni) and Tatiana (Onegin).
She has sung with orchestras such as the Halle, the Opera North Orchestra and the London Philharmonic. She is a regular recitalist and gave her Bridgewater Hall debut last year and sang with acclaimed pianist Martin Roscoe.
Sally has released an album with Sony BMG as part of the Gala Ensemble. Their first recording was released on November 24th 2008 as Sony BMG became the first major label in 25 years to sign a theatrical quintet exclusively to perform Gilbert and Sullivan’s repertoire.
Sally is regularly found on the Oratorio platform singing works from Bach to Verdi, her most memorable being Verdi’s Requiem in York Minster in which the Yorkshire Post said “her courage in the stratosphere consistently set the hairs on end”.
Passionate about contemporary music, Sally has performed many premiers of new works and has sung for the Spring Festival of New Music in York.
The Italian Soprano/Capriccio/Strauss
Liza/Queen of Spades/Tchaikovsky
Minerva/Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in patria/Monteverdi
Ariel/Storm Bringer/National Theatre.
Manchester Mid-Day Concerts (Bridgewater Hall), Ribble Valley International Piano Week (with Pianist Martin Roscoe)
Broken heart of Autumn /Beardsley (Spring Festival of New Music, York),
Morgenstern Lieder/Il Gran Rifiuto Song Cycles Weeks (Aluna Contemporary Ensemble),
War Requiem/ Britten
St. John Passion/ Bach
St. Matthew Passion/ Bach
Carmina Burana/ Orff
The Eva Turner Award
Elizabeth Harwood Award
Peter Moores Scholarship
James Onken Song Prize
DVD Die Fledermaus (Glyndebourne, BBC).
Recording; Sony BMG Gala Ensemble
Sally also works as a professional vocal coach with rising stars and recording artists. She works with Yorkshire Young Musicians which is a fantastic programme training young musicians in all aspects of music training.