"Soprano Zoe Johnson invested dazzling coloratura soprano in Fire, the Princess and the Nightingale."
- The Aspen Times
L'enfant et les Sortileges
Aspen Music Festival
"Zoe Johnson made a strong vocal and dramatic impression in “Owl Song” by Andy Vores, lashing into the repeated, frustrated fricatives of poet Margaret Atwood’s murdered girl. Pianist Kayo Iwama was positively fierce, and Johnson matched her in intensity and outrage."
- Joanne Lessner, Opera News
Concert at the Morgan Library
New York City
Zoe Johnson is a soprano from Los Angeles, California, specializing in opera, musical theatre, and contemporary music.
Recent engagements include Candide with The Knights at the Ravinia Festival and productions of Kurt Weill's Street Scene, Mozart's Don Giovanni, and a touring production of Jack and the Beanstalk at Virginia Opera.
Other credits include Candide at the Tanglewood Festival, Michelle in the world premiere of Intruder- The Musical in the New York Theater Festival (Winterfest), Queen of the Night in a concert version of The Magic Flute with the Albany Symphony, Lena in Svadba at the Bard Fisher Center, and the Fire/Princess/Nightingale in L'enfant et les Sortileges at the Aspen Music Festival.
She has appeared in concert with the Aspen Chamber Symphony, Albany Symphony, TON Orchestra, and Richmond Symphony. As a child, she sang for recordings of the musicals Honk! Jr. and Dear Edwina Jr. with Music Theater International, and appeared onstage in their premieres. Zoe stars in the short musical film Pearl, directed by Mary Lambert, which made its debut at the Sitges International Film Festival in 2011.
In addition to her work as a singer, Zoe is an avid painter and marathon runner. She is also the founder and producer of Shokat Projects, a production company specializing in interdisciplinary performance practice, including the intersection between aural aesthetic and visual creation.