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Johnathan Stanford White hails from Hamilton, New Jersey where he began his studies in music playing the violin with the Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra. He served as the contracted national anthem singer for Princeton University before enrolling in the College of Charleston, in Charleston, South Carolina in 2004. While at the College of Charleston, Johnathan was seen as a soloist with the College of Charleston Concert Choir, Madrigal Singers, Taylor Festival Choir, Charleston Pro Musica, Piccolo Spoleto, Spoleto USA, and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus. While with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus, he was a featured soloist in The Messiah, Saint Saens Christmas oratorio, and The Seven Last Words of Christ.
Johnathan performed in leading roles with the College of Charleston Opera/ Musical Theatre productions of: Oklahoma! (2004), Le Nozze di Figaro (2005), Closer Than Ever (2006), Impresario (2007), Die Fledermaus (2008), Gianni Schicchi (2009), The Pirates of Penzance (2009), and Mikado (2010). Johnathan made his symphonic debut singing the role of David in Honegger’s King David with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra in 2008 and then was a soloist again with the CSO in 2009. In 2011, he was selected to sing at the Jussi Bjorling Centennial Celebration at Gustavus College at the Jussi Bjorling Concert Hall. As a celebrated young artist, Johnathan has been both a State and Regional Winner at the NATS competition and MTNA Voice Competition. In his senior year at the College, he was the featured soloist at ACDA conventions and other major Choral Festivals throughout the United States. Johnathan has just completed his inaugural year with Opera Carolina where he performed in Aida and The Flying Dutchman. Johnathan can be seen with Opera Carolina in the 2014-2015 singing in Nabucco and Lucia di Lammermoor. He will be making his Opera Carolina debut singing the role of the Emperor in Turandot.