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Composer Opera Role
W.A. Mozart Don Giovanni Don Ottavio
N. Rimsky-Korsakov Mozart und Salieri Mozart
G. Verdi Falstaff Bardolfo
C. Monteverdi L’incoronazione di Poppea 1. Soldat & Liberto
J. Haydn Il mondo della luna Ecclitico/Ceccio
W.A. Mozart Die Entführung aus dem serail Belmonte

*not yet sung on stage

Oratorio/Baroque:
F.Mendelssohn “Elijah”
J.S. Bach “Christmas Oratorio”
J.S. Bach “St John Passion”
J.S. Bach “St Matthew Passion”
G.F. Händel “Messiah”
D. Buxtehude “Membra Jesu Nostri”

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Johannes Bamberger

Johannes Bamberger has been a member of the Theater an der Wien's Young Ensemble since the beginning of the 2018/19 season. The Austrian tenor made his Vienna Kammeroper debut together with his Young Ensemble colleagues in September 2018, when he appeared as Ferdinand in Der Zauberinsel. For his performance in this original pasticcio based on Shakespeare's The Tempest he was reviewed as having 'such a beautiful Mozart tenor – and an impressive technique to boot – that one wants to hear him in the great Mozart roles as soon as possible' (Der neue Merker).

Other roles in new productions at the Vienna Kammeroper this season include the Teapot / Old Man / Tree Frog in Ravel's L'enfant et les sortilèges, Spalanzani in the Olympia act of Offenbach's Les contes d'Hoffmann, and the title role in Bernstein's Candide. On the mainstage of the Theater an der Wien, the young artist is set to appear in two productions in January 2019: in a concert performance of Weber's Peter Schmoll he takes on the role of Nicklas, and in a new production of Purcell's King Arthur he is cast as Tenor 1.

Johannes made his debut at the Theater an der Wien in 2017/18, when he appeared as Alfred Ill's Son in a new Keith Warner production of Gottfried von Einem's Der Besuch der alten Dame. The previous season he made his house debut at the Landestheater Linz with the role of Ecclitico in Haydn's Il mondo della luna. In 2017 he also made role debuts in two key works from the oratorio repertoire: as the tenor soloist in Bach's St John Passion, performed at the Festspielhaus St. Pölten under the baton of Otto Kargl, and as Uriel in a performance of Haydn's Creation conducted by Heinz Ferlesch at the historic Stift Melk.

Johannes began his artistic education at the music school in his hometown of St. Pölten under the tutelage of Jeannie Mayr, and later with Bernd Fröhlich in Vienna. In 2013 he enrolled at the University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna, where he pursued vocal studies with Professor Bernhard Adler and Professor Rainer Trost. While a student at the university, he made his first operatic appearances in the roles of Soldato pretoriano 1 / Liberto in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea (2015), and Mozart in Rimsky and Korsakov’s Mozart and Salieri (2016). In 2016 he was cast in two productions at the Schlosstheater Schönbrunn: as Bardolfo in Verdi's Falstaff with esteemed conductor Professor Christoph Ulrich Meier, and as Don Ottavio – a role debut – in Mozart's Don Giovanni under the baton of Guido Mancusi. Further role debuts at the University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna included the part of Cecco in Haydn's Il mondo della luna in Hainburg and Vienna, and Belmonte in Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail. In 2015, he was also heard beyond Austria when he performed in a concert for the Fritz Wunderlich Society in the first Fritz Wunderlich Music Days (Musiktagen) in Kusel, Germany.

Johannes has gathered extensive experience as a soloist in many works of early music by composers such as Schütz, Scheidt, Schein and Monteverdi. In 2015 the young tenor made his role debuts as the Evangelist in Bach's Christmas Oratorio and the tenor soloist in Handel's Messiah. Under Otto Kargl, director of music at St. Pölten Cathedral, Johannes has also sung in sacred music and oratorios including Bach's St. Matthew's Passion, Mendelssohn's Elijah, as well as various masses and cantatas by composers such as Mozart, Schubert and Haydn.

 

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April 30, 2019

Johannes Bamberger and Kristján Jóhannesson debut in Candide at the Kammeroper tonight!

Tenor Johannes Bamberger and baritone Kristján Jóhannesson will be making their debuts this evening at 19:00 as Candide and Maximilan respectively in Leonard Bernstein’s Candide at the Kammeroper! Toi toi toi!!
 
Conducted by Benjamin Bayl, Stage Production by Christoph Zauner
Additional Performances: May 2., 5., 7., 10., 12., 14., 18., and 20.
 

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February 22, 2019

Johannes Bamberger debuts in a new production of a double bill at Theater an der Wien

Tenor Johannes Bamberger will debut the roles of Kanne, Alter Mann, and Frosch in L’enfant et les sortilèges as well as the role of Spalanzani in Olympia at Theater an der Wien February 26th!
Conducted by Raphael Schluesselberg, Stage Direction by Barbora Horáková-Joly
 
Additional Performances on 1st, 3rd, 5th, 8th, 11th, 13th, and 15th of March 2019

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March 14, 2018

Tenor Johannes Bamberger debuts at Theater an der Wien in Der Besuch der Alten Dame

Austrian tenor Johannes Bamberger makes his debut at Theater an der Wien as Karl in Gottfried von Einem’s Der Besuch der Alten Dame conducted by Michael Boder and staged by Keith Warner on March 16! Further performances: 18, 20., 23., 26., 28 March 2018

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March 4, 2017

Tenor Johannes Bamberger makes house role debut in Haydn’s Die Welt auf dem Monde at the Landestheater Linz

Tenor Johannes Bamberger makes his house and role debut as Ecclicito in Haydn’s Die Welt auf dem Monde in a production of the Oberösterreichische Opernstudio at the Landestheater Linz on Saturday, 4th March 2017.
Further performances: 8/10/14/18/26/30 March 2017.
The production is directed by Gregor Horres and conducted by Martin Braun.

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