American soprano, Camellia Johnson, has an extensive and distinguished concert and oratorio repertoire. She has appeared with conductors such as Charles Dutoit, Gunther Herbig, Neeme JÃ¤rvi, Raymond Leppard, Yoel Levi, Jahja Ling, John Nelson, Sir Simon Rattle, Gerard Schwarz, Leonard Slatkin, Michael Tilson Thomas, and David Zinman. Her operatic performances have taken her to the stages of the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, and Opera Pacifica, among others. Miss Johnson recently was heard in Ticheli's An American Dream with Quad City Symphony, as the lead in Debussy's La Damoiselle A lue with Young People's Chorus of New York City, and in the Verdi Requiem with Pacific Chorale and Florida Orchestra. She has also sung the Verdi Requiem with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony, and the National Symphony Orchestra under Slatkin.
Miss Johnson began her career as a recitalist with Young Concert Artists (YC) and made her Lincoln Center recital debut at Alice Tully Hall in December 1995 as the recipient of the coveted Michaels Award. In that same season, she also appeared with the New York Festival of Song at New York’s Weill Recital Hall in a program entitled "A Langston Hughes Celebration". She made her New York recital debut in March 1994 at the 92nd Street "Y."