johanna Blackstone has been working as a professional singer, musician, actress, make-up artist and wig designer for Opera and Theater Productions for over 10 years. She has a Bachelor of Arts in both Music and Theater from Binghamton University. From 2001-2005 she worked at Tri-Cities Opera as a make-up artist, seamtress, and chorister. She performed at the Cidermill Playhouse during 2003-2005 in several productions. After graduating from University in 2005 she worked as a make-up artist under the direction of Steven Horak from the Metropolitan Opera for New Jersey Opera Theater and Martina Arroyo Foundation Prelude to Performance. For the 2006-2007 opera season she was the Resident Wig and Make-up Artist at Connecticut Opera as well as working on productions for Chelsea Opera, New Rochelle Opera, Berkshire Opera and Princeton Opera Festival. She also sang as a chorister at Chelsea Opera. From September 2007-October 2008 she worked at the Venetian Macau Resort & Hotel in Macau China S.A.R. as an opera singer and wig designer for Streetmosphere. Since 2009 she has been living in Berlin Germany and currently performs with Incanto, Immoral Babylon Productions, The Baroque Experience, and The Dean Martin Show as well as performing individual acts for events. She has her own solo music project The Clockwork Faerie, is part of the experimental noise project Kunst als Strafe, and works as a freelance make-up artist for photo shoots and music videos and is a wig designer in the Baroque, 1920-1940s and Fantasy styles. 



She has been described as a “patchwork of talents” and “the swiss army knife of musical instruments.”


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Bachelor of Arts in Music/Theater at Binghamton University, Gradated cum laude 2005/GPA: 3.67

Radio Transmission Music Berlin: Internship Music Management (Summer/Fall 2013)

Acte Voix Opera Scenes Workshop Praslin France: Opera singer (Summer 2012)

New Jersey Opera Theater Summer Vocal Institute Emerging Artist Program: Opera Singer (Summer 2004), Internship Make-up/Wardrobe (Summer 2005)

Tri-Cities Opera: make-up assistant (2000-2001)



English (Mother tongue), German (Conversational)



French, Italian, German, English, Czech, Spanish



Sing (Opera, Classical, Musical, Sacred, Rock, Folk), Flute, Piccolo, Cello, Ukulele, Songwriting, Conducting, Aerial Hoop, Costume Character, Face Character, Italian and American Dialects, Character improvisation & Public interaction, Ballroom dancing plus Swing & Latin, Computer programs (excel/word/open office), Calligraphy, Seamstress, Make-up artist, Wig stylist, Prop design 



Daniel Beckwith (Metropolitan Opera: guest conductor)

Sharon Sweet (Metropolitan Opera, Westminster Choir College)

Cynthia Munzer (Metropolitan Opera, University of Southern California)



Linklater, Alexander, Labahn, Meisner, Stanislovski/Stella Adler

Make-up, Advanced Make-up and Prosthetics, Scene Shop, Technical Theatre



Graduated B.A. cum laude

Foundation of SUNY @ Binghamton: Creative Work In Fine Arts-Theater Award 2005

Outstanding Scholarship and Service to the Department Theatre 2005

Golden Key International Honor Society 2004

Harpur College: Highest Honors-Theatre 2005

Harpur College Dean's List 2001-2004

Alexander Rae. Baldwin, Jr. Scholarship 2004-2005

John M. and Marcella M. Keeler Scholarship 2003-2004 

Jack Berman Theater Award 2002




Germany: Claudio Maniscalco, Lidia Buonfino, Elizabeth Clarke-Hastings, Lúcia Vincente, Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese, Renata Mossor, Sam Thiel

USA: David Grabarkewitz, Scott Altman, Steven Mosteller, Eric Malson, Mark Lamanna, Ron Land, Peter Sicilian, Kim Martin-Cotton, Doug Hall, Dan Stewart, Carol Hanscom, Tom Kremer, Anne Brady, Don Boros, Ted Schwarz, Fred Weiss, Aaron Nicholson, Todd Robinson, Ben Spierman, Michael Brooks, Tim Chaffee

China: Loren Geeting, Charmaine Hunter, Dan Stewart, Tom Griffiths

Greece: Lydia Koniordou



USA: Dan Saunders, Duane Skrabalak, Peyton Hibbitt, Carmine Aufiero, Peter Browne



Germany: Gemma Moss, Marén Söhnlein, Anja Eberhardt, Beatrice Baumann, Nini Fee, Tina Brochwitz

USA: Steven Horak, Charles Caine, Helen Rodgers, Marie Miller, Melanie Swersey, Barb Wolf, Sandy Vest, Steven Dell'Aversano, Kay Byrum, Larry Kassan, Don Guido, Paige Cutrona


Artistic/Executive Directors

USA: Linda Jackson, Sean Griffin, Reed Smith, Judy Berry, Scott Altman, Leonarda Priore, Lynn Hayden-Findlay


Agency Directors

Germany: Marcus Bock, Inga Jacobs, Eva Lenz

China: Corey Palmieri, Anton Kuhlmann, Zarah Zabaljauregui Aguila


Voice Teachers

Germany: Sam Thiel, Rachel von Hindman

USA: Linda Larson, Mary Burgess, Judy Berry, Rachel von Hindman, Natalya Panchoshny, Carolyn Amory

France: Arlene Thiel



Germany: Jason Dickinson

USA: Liz Hastings, Bill Lawson, Chai-Kyou Mallinson

at NJOT: Arthur Levy, Barbara Dever, Jonathan Green




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