Recently cited by the Chicago Tribune for the “exquisite beauty, sensitivity and precision” of her singing, soprano Elissa Johnston enjoys performing repertoire ranging from Bach, Handel and Mozart to Messiaen, Carter and Lachenmann. This season Elissa appears with the Long Beach Symphony in Mozart’s Requiem, with the San Luis Obispo Symphony in Orff’s Carmina Burana, with the Diotoma Quartet in Schoenberg’s String Quartet No. 2 at Jacaranda Music, at Le Salon de Musiques in songs of Samuel Barber, and in Schubert’s Der Hirt auf dem Felson and Ned Rorem’s Ariel at Boston Court. She was recently a part of the new Peter Sellars staging of the Lagrime di San Pietro by Orlando di Lasso with the Los Angeles Master Chorale. Last season included solo engagements with the Pacific Chorale in Brahms Requiem and with the Long Beach Symphony in Barber’s Knoxville, Summer of 1915 and Mahler Symphony No. 4.