Mary Jane Johnson
International Opera Diva
Bachelor of Arts/Music Education, 1972
Mary Jane Johnson was just a schoolgirl with a pretty voice when Texas Tech came into her life. She was recruited straight out of high school by the Texas Tech’s choir director and has now performed with Luciano Pavarotti, and in productions all over the world from Australia to Buenos Aires during her 35 years on the opera stage.
The foundation for her success, she says, came from Texas Tech. She even met her husband of 35 years there. Recently Mary Jane launched her one-woman show Diva Does Broadway and released the CD “Scenes & Arias.” Today, she lives and teaches in Amarillo, Texas, though she continues to perform across North America.