One Night At The Proms
One Night at the Proms performed by The National Symphony Orchestra plus special guest vocalists

Sally Johnson

Sally Johnson

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.


Roles include;

The Italian Soprano/Capriccio/Strauss
Clothilde /Norma/Verdi
Musetta/La Boheme/Puccini
Donna Elvira/Giovanni/Mozart
Liza/Queen of Spades/Tchaikovsky
Tatiana/Onegin/Tchaikovsky
Minerva/Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in patria/Monteverdi

Theatre;
Ariel/Storm Bringer/National Theatre.

Concerts;
Manchester Mid-Day Concerts (Bridgewater Hall), Ribble Valley International Piano Week (with Pianist Martin Roscoe)
BBC Proms

Premiers;
Broken heart of Autumn /Beardsley (Spring Festival of New Music, York),
Morgenstern Lieder/Il Gran Rifiuto Song Cycles Weeks (Aluna Contemporary Ensemble),

Oratorio;
War Requiem/ Britten
Requiem/Verdi
Te deum/Verdi
Magnificat/Bach
St. John Passion/ Bach
St. Matthew Passion/ Bach
Creation/Haydn
Nelson Mass/Haydn
Carmina Burana/ Orff

Awards include;
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.