Marisa Johnson, the operatic crooner of Las Vegas, is set to release her first ever debut EP of her original classical-crossover music and operatic favorites. “My Own Way” will be available June 20 with an impressive concert to celebrate the event at the Viva Las Vegas Events Center at 7pm.
Some of the finest musicians, Las Vegas Headliners, and the full chorus of the Las Vegas Master Singers will back her. Having established herself as a force of talent and an ambassador of classical music for the Las Vegas community, Marisa is happy to share her brand new sound with the world.
“I listened to your CD and I applaud you and your creativity. I really believe we need more women composers.” – Renee Fleming
Welcome to the new age of classical pop “art song.” Marisa has broken all boundaries and truly bridged the gap between classical and pop. Her music is epic, theatrical, pop-infused, dramatic classical music. Having sang with Andrea Bocelli, opened for Enrique Iglesias, and headlined all over the Las Vegas Strip, Marisa is no stranger to the stage and cannot wait to begin touring with her album this fall.
“Johnson has a full sound throughout her range, making it both well-colored and emotional.”- Jacob Coakley – Las Vegas Weekly
The new album, recorded with a 20-piece orchestra, includes operatic favorites, duets, and mostly her original work. The first single, “Refugee,” has already garnered much buzz and excitement and is currently available for download on CDBABY. The album was mixed by Las Vegas’s finest, Vinnie Castaldo of The Tone Factory, and Los Angeles’s Satoshi Noguchi, formerly of Remote Control Productions. The legendary John Davis in London finished the mastering.
“Marisa wows the audience…” – Erik Loyd – The Bakersfield Californian
With her rich, classical, signature sound, Marisa brings a new sense of excitement and sentiment to operatic favorites and pop standards alike. The outcome is epic- soulfully classical music with a contemporary flare. She is a gentle storyteller one minute, and operatic diva the next.
Johnson said of the album, “I started this project 3 years ago, and everything that has happened in between then and now has challenged me, pained me, blessed me, changed me, and ultimately, has made me the person I am today. My album is my truth. And I only hope that in the telling of my truth, someone will be touched and feel understood and loved.”
“Marisa Johnson is singing magic.” – Chantal Corcoran – Las Vegas Seven Magazine
Marisa has performed her original music at many prestigious events and TV shows including at the Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival, RAW Las Vegas, The Will Edwards Show, Sandy Kastel Show, No Harm Done Charity CD, and the Las Vegas Smith Center. Her music has been featured on radio stations worldwide from Australia to the West Coast. With followers and supporters in all areas of the globe, Marisa cannot wait to share her music with all of her worldwide fans.
Welcome to a new form of classical pop rock: the music of Marisa Johnson. Combining elements of classical and popular music, Marisa has performed in premiere opera houses, world-class stages, and headlined shows on the Las Vegas Strip. Her many accolades include Female Vocalist of the Year, Bakersfield’s Idol, Best in Classipop at the Best New Talent Awards, two Talent Awards at Miss California, and the title of Miss San Fernando Valley ’10. It is her wish to share her love of classical-crossover music with the rest of the world.