From: Alberta, Canada. LA Opera: Owen's Daughter in Omar (2022, debut); Shepherd in Tosca (2022); Barbarina in The Marriage of Figaro (2023). She joined the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program in 2022.
Canadian mezzo-soprano Deepa Johnny, born in Muscat, Oman, has been gaining recognition in major competitions and festivals on the operatic scene.
She began the 2022/23 season as Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro with Opera San Jose. She then joined LA Opera's Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program, where she makes her company debut as Eliza in Omar.
A recent graduate of Indiana University, she was chosen as a winner in the Western Canada District of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in 2020. In her 2019/20 season, she sang the role of Rosina in IU Opera Theatre’s production of The Barber of Seville, Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi and Carmen in Arden Opera’s production of The Tragedy of Carmen. In 2021, she made her debut with IU Opera Theatre’s production of Handel’s Xerses, singing the title role, and Poppea in The Coronation of Poppea. During the summer of 2021, she was invited to join 14 other singers from around the country at the world renowned Ravinia Steans Vocal Institute as a fellow presenting art song repertoire. In winter of 2021, she made her West Virginia Symphony Orchestra debut with the Sounds of the Seasons concerts, guest conducted by Luke Frazier from the American Pops Orchestra.
Her 2022 engagements included a Carnegie Hall debut at Renée Fleming’s SongStudio in January, Suzuki with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s concert version of Madama Butterfly, followed by a role debut at the Aspen Music Festival and School as Meg Page in Falstaff as a Renée Fleming Studio Artist.
With a passion to give back to her community, she has recently partnered with A Better World Canada to raise money for local projects and fundraisers associated with education reform.