Soprano ERIN JOHNSON is a first-year Adler Fellow who made her Company debut this past March as Mrs. Medlock in the world premiere of The Secret Garden at UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall and appeared in various roles in the world premiere of last summer’s The Gospel of Mary Magdalene. She sang the role of Marta in this fall’s production of Mefistofele and will return as Mary in Der Fliegende Holländer. Johnnson was a participant in the 2012 Merola Opera Program, where she performed as Giovanna Seymour (Anna Bolena) and Mab (La Jolie Fille de Perth). A native of Washington, New Jersey, she holds a master’s degree from Rice University. While at Rice, Johnson also studied in Florence through the Margaret Pack Italian Language Study Program in 2012. In 2009, the mezzo was accepted into the Santa Fe Opera Apprentice Program, where she appeared in scenes from Roméo et Juliette, Les Dialogues des Carmélites, and Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Cairn University.