In each role [William Still and John], his voice is expressive and soaring
The Post Standard, Syracuse, NY






American tenor, Cornelius Johnson, quickly gained attention as an artist in opera, concert, and as a recitalist. His performances have been described as “refreshing, sparkling, and exciting.” Mr. Johnson made his professional operatic debut in Houston Grand Opera’s production of Porgy and Bess, touring major houses in the United States, as well as the Opera Bastille, in Paris, France, the Teatro alla Scala, in Milan, Italy, the Bunkamura Theater, with the Tokyo Philharmonic.

Recent engagements have included performances of Handel’s Messiah with the Michigan City Community Orchestra, Michigan City, Indiana, a reading of a new jazz/opera based on the life of former Chicago Mayor, Harold Washington, concerts sponsored by the Illinois Arts Council, and a concert for the Peaceable Kingdom Exhibit at the Field Museum in Chicago.


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