Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-sopranoA 2012 Richard Tucker Career Grant and Opera Index Winner and 2011 Sara Tucker Study Grant recipient, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano joined The Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at The Metropolitan Opera in 2008 and made her Met debut in 2009-2010. As First Prize winner of the 2009 Young Concert Artist International Auditions, she was awarded the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival and Princeton University Prizes and has given stunning recital debuts at Merkin Hall and the Kennedy Center, and in Boston, Philadelphia, Houston and Chicago.

Following performances at The Metropolitan Opera as Mercedes, Emilia, Wellgunde and Waltraute last season, Ms. Cano debuted this season as Meg Page in Falstaff and Bersi in Andrea Chenier. Other operatic debuts include The Sharp Eared Fox in Janacek’s Cunning Little Vixen with the Cleveland Orchestra and Franz Welser-Moest in May and Marguerite in Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust in collaboration with the Tucson Symphony and Tucson Desert Song Festival in February 2014.

In addition to her continued relationship with The Metropolitan Opera, Ms. Cano has appeared with esteemed orchestras as the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonics, Cleveland Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony and Orchestra of St. Luke’s. She toured with Musicians from Marlboro singing Respighi's Il Tramonto and Cuckson's Der gayst funem shture, recorded live and released by the Marlboro Recording Society.

Ms. Cano is a native of St. Louis, Missouri and earned her bachelor's degree in Music from Webster University and her master's degree from Rice University.