BARRY JOHNSON, baritone, is a favorite among stage directors because of his well-crafted characters and comic timing. Mr. Johnson is a frequent guest with companies throughout the west including Seattle Opera, Anchorage Opera, Tacoma Opera, and Portland Opera. Notable roles for the versatile baritone include Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, Belcore in L'Elisir d'Amore, Antonio in Le Nozze di Figaro, and Jupiter in Orpheus in the Underworld. He has also spread his wings into stage direction leading several Tacoma Opera productions, such as Tosca, La Boheme, and Le Comte Ory.