American soprano, Johanna Moffitt, relocated to Chicago 7 years ago 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 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 opera to non-traditional venues with her company /kor/ productions, through sold out performances of Bohème in a Bar, Falstaff, Carmen, and Le Nozze di Figaro. Most recently, she has produced Bohème 2.0, an innovative online version of Puccini’s beloved masterpiece, La Bohème, using acclaimed singers from across the United States and being live streamed on YouTube.
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.