LEAH JOHNS (USA), originally from North Carolina, is both a mezzo-soprano and a digital marketing manager. Named as “one to watch” by Montreal’s newspaper Le Devoir, Johns recently completed a Master’s Degree in Opera and Voice at McGill University, and has performed roles across the USA and Canada. She is currently a social-media manager with Lenny’s Studio, a female-founded public-relations firm for artists and arts organizations. In this capacity she manages the social-media accounts for such major artists as Ailyn Pérez, Jennifer Rowley, Susanna Mälkki, and Kristine Opolais. Johns believes in making opera accessible and inclusive for contemporary audiences. She is the founder of Opera Shenanigans, an Instagram-based social-media platform designed to celebrate the silly side of opera. 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.