In recent seasons the fast-rising American tenor, who will be making his TDO debut, has been a featured artist at one of Europe’s most prestigious companies, Munich’s Bavarian State Opera. Having debuted there as Cassio/Otello (new production, Kirill Petrenko conducting), he has since reprised that role, with other Munich portrayals also including Narraboth/Salome and Henry Morosus/Die schweigsame Frau. Johnson has also debuted as Narraboth at the Zurich Opera House. He made his European debut at the Norwegian National Opera (Britten’s War Requiem) and his German debut as Don José/Carmen (Oldenburg State Theatre). Other important European successes include Andres/Wozzeck (Aix-en-Provence Festival), Don José (Frankfurt Opera), the Prince/Rusalka (Glyndebourne Festival Opera), Beethoven’s Christ on the Mount of Olives (Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra), and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 (Verbier Festival, Valéry Gergiev conducting). Major appearances in America have encompassed diverse repertoire, from Lucia di Lammermoor (Lyric Opera of Kansas City) and Carmen (Opera Philadelphia) to Rusalka (Des Moines Metro Opera), The Flying Dutchman (Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra), and the Verdi Requiem (Opera Philadelphia, Columbus Symphony Orchestra).