Meet the Artists – Michelle Johnson

Michelle Johnson

Santuzza, Cavalleria Rusticana


  1. Where were you born and raised?
    I was born in Houston, Texas and raised in Pearland, Texas.
  2. If you weren’t a singer, what profession would you be in?
    I would love to be part of the stage crew. I would also love to be an innkeeper.
  3. The first opera I was ever in was…
    My first main stage role was Miss Jessel in Britten’s The Turn of the Screw while I was a student at New England Conservatory.
  4. My favorite opera is…
    …anything written by Verdi or Puccini.
  5. My favorite food to eat is…
    I love pickles.
  6. People would be surprised to know…
    …I rarely listen to music.
  7. If I could travel anywhere, real or fantasy, I would travel to…
    Never-Never Land.
  8. I like to binge-watch…
  9. What four people (living or deceased) would you like to invite for a dinner party?
    My Grandmother Eddie Mae, Leontyne Price, Oprah Winfrey, and Barack Obama.
  10. Everyone should see Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci because….
    Who doesn’t love an escape from reality? Come and watch someone else’s drama unfold on stage!

Find out more about Michelle and our other Cav/Pag Artists. Don’t miss the chance to see Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana. Performances are November 2 and November 4 in Overture Hall.  Tickets start at $18!




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