A native of North Carolina,Olivia Johnson (Mercédès in Carmen), is currently earning her Masters degree in Operatic performance at the University of Michigan. This past summer she attended the American Institute of Musical Studies (AIMS) in Graz, Austria. This coming Fall, she is scheduled to perform the role of Gertrude in Charles Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette for the University of Michigan. Her previous roles include Dorbella in Cosi fan tutte by W.A. Mozart at the University of Michigan, Marte in La púrpura de la rosa by Tomás de Torrejón y Velasco for Le Château de la Voix, and Maurya in Riders to the Sea by Ralph Vaughan Williams with East Carolina Opera Theater. She graduated from East Carolina University in 2014 earning a BA in Music Performance with a concentration in voice. There she performed in the ECU Jazz Ensemble, Zamba Yawar, and the ECU Chamber Singers.