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Deepa Johnny

Mezzo-soprano Deepa Johnny from Muscat, Oman, is a first- year master’s student in the voice performance program at the Jacobs School of Music, under the tutelage of Carlos Montane. The role of Lauretta is her debut with IU Jacobs Opera Theatre. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Music at Burman University in Alberta, Canada, where she studied with Dr. Wendolin Pazitka Munroe, a Jacobs School alumnus. Johnny has performed the roles of Carmen in Peter Brook’s Tragedy of Carmen, Belle in Beauty and the Beast, and has been a chorus member in IU’s 2019 production of Le Nozze Di Figaro. With Carol Vaness’ Opera Workshop, she has performed in scenes from Manon by Jules Massenet, and sang the role of Hermia in Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This summer, Deepa will attend the Lyric Opera Studio in Weimar, Germany, to sing the title role Angelina in La Cenerentola by G. Rossini.