Christine Johnson

Christine Johnson Smith (September 8, 1911 – June 9, 2010), usually credited as Christine Johnson, was an American contralto opera singer and actress who sang at the Metropolitan Opera and other opera houses. She is best known, however, for creating the role of Nettie Fowler in the original Broadway production of Carousel.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 8th, 1911 (Hopkinsville), Died June 9th, 2010 (Owensboro)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1945

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 72884 10-in. 5/21/1945 Soliloquy, part 2 Carousel Orchestra and Chorus vocalist  


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