American soprano, Johanna Moffitt, relocated from Western New York to Chicago where she has since been making a splash across the Chicago arts scene. She has performed all over the Windy City, making a name for herself particularly in the repertoire of Puccini and Mozart where her “brilliant and silvery” voice especially shines.
Recent highlights include the soprano solo in the Brahms Requiem, Don Ottavio in a gender bent version of Don Giovanni and Mimí in Bohème 2.0 with /kor/ productions, Margery (cover) in The Dragon of Wantley with Haymarket Opera Company, Paquette (cover) in Candide with Music Theater Works, and the title role in Madama Butterfly with Main Street Opera.
Her favorite operatic roles include Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro, Micaëla in La Tragédie de Carmen, Fiordiligi in Cosí fan tutte, Bardolfo in Falstaff, La Ciesca and Nella in Gianni Schicchi, and Bianca in La Rondine. Also at home in the realms of music theater and theater, Johanna has portrayed such versatile characters as Cathy in the Last Five Years, Reverend Mother in Nunsense, Meg March in Little Women and Madame de Rosemonde in Les Liaisons Dangereuses.
As a producer, she has sought to bring accessible performances to non-traditional venues with her 501(c)3 company /kor/ productions, through sold out performances of Bohème in a Bar, Falstaff, Carmen, and Le Nozze di Figaro. During the pandemic, Johanna sought to produce works online, pulling acclaimed singers from across the globe to sing in versions of La Bohème, Don Giovanni, and The Pearl Fishers. She innovatively worked with a tech team to stream these operas live. In the upcoming season, she will produce the Felix Jarrar sessions for Pride Month, a residency at Hillman Opera workshopping new works with living composers, Entre Nous solo cabaret with internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano, Erin Rose, and Ellipse recording in collaboration with Western New York Chamber Orchestra.
In her spare time, Johanna very much enjoys teaching in her private voice studio, performing as a storyteller, and hanging out with her adorable pups, George and Charlie.