Originally from North Carolina, Leah Johns is a mezzo-soprano and digital marketing manager. Named as “one to watch” by Le Devoir, Ms. Johns recently completed a Masters in Opera and Voice at McGill University, and she has performed roles across the US and Canada. She is currently a social media manager with Lenny’s Studio, a female-founded PR firm for artists and arts organizations, managing the social media accounts for some of the biggest names in opera, including Ailyn Pérez, Jennifer Rowley, Susanna Mälkki, and Kristine Opolais. Ms. Johns believes in making opera accessible and inclusive for contemporary audiences. She is the proud founder of Opera Shenanigans, an Instagram-based social media platform designed to celebrate the silly side of opera. Ms. Johns has grown an organic community of over 7,000 opera fans from around the world who enjoy reveling in the realities (and often absurdities) of the opera world.