Cypress Creek FACE presents Danica Dawn Johnston, soprano, 3 p.m., Tuesday, May 13, 2014.
Danica Dawn Johnston, a three-time regional finalist runner-up in the Metropolitan Opera Council National Audition, has gained critical acclaim for her performances with Tacoma Opera and the Wildwood Festival, which include “show stealing” turns as ‘Adele’ in Die Fledermaus, ‘Norina’ in Don Pasquale, ‘Serpetta’ in La Finta Giardiniera, a “fiery” ‘Musetta’ in La Bohème, ‘Gretel’ in Hansel and Gretel, ‘Josephine’ in HMS Pinafore, ‘Mabel’ in The Pirates of Penzance, and ‘Yum Yum’ in The Mikado.
William Marsh of Opera News credits Ms Dawn’s “quicksilver” performance as ‘Papagena’ with adding a “special glow” to Wildwood’s production of The Magic Flute. Ms. Johnston has also appeared with Hanz Graf and the Houston Symphony in Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Nights Dream as well as gala and pop concert engagements under the direction of Michael Krajewski, Mariusz Smilij of the Acadienne Symphony, and Carlos Miguel Prieto with the San Antonio Symphony.
Ms. Johnston received her Masters Degree in Performance from the University of Houston where she sang the title role in Argento’s Miss Havisham’s Fire and ‘Antonia’ in Les Contes d’Hoffmann. As a graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, she added ‘Suzanna’ in Le nozze di Figaro, ‘Blanche’ in The Dialogues of the Carmelites, and ‘Lucette’ in Cendrillon to her credits. In 1997 Ms. Johnston was named Outstanding Performer of the Year at the Regional NATS competition and won the Charlotte Opera Guild and Greensboro Euterpe competitions.
She was a finalist in the Shreveport Opera Singer of the Year competition in 2003.
Single ticket prices are: $12 adult, $10 senior, $6 child/student. Group tickets are also available for $8 each for groups of 6 or more.