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Johannes Weisser

The Norwegian baritone Johannes Weisser is the revengeful Falke in Die Fledermaus here in Bergen spring 2024

Johannes Weisser was born in 1980 in Norway. He studied at the Music Conservatory in Copenhagen and at the Royal Danish Academy of Opera in Copenhagen with Susanna Eken.

In the spring of 2004, at the age of 23, he made his debut at the Norwegian National Opera as well as at the Komische Oper in Berlin, in both houses as Masetto in Don Giovanni.

Engagements have brought him to highly acclaimed venues like the Salzburg Festival, Staatsoper Berlin, Theater an der Wien, Théâtre de La Monnaie in Brussels, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Opera Bilbao, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Royal Danish Opera, Edinburgh International Festival.

Johannes Weisser is also a much sought after concert, oratorio and singer and he regularly appears in concert venues and festivals throughout Europe. He has a considerable repertoire that spans music from the early 17th Century works of Monteverdi up to 20th Century works of Weill and Britten.

He has also sung the titler ole in Gianni Schicchi at the Norwegian Opera & Ballet, and autumn 2023 he sings Giorgio Germont in La traviata.

Weisser has recorded the title role in Don Giovanni, Telemann’s Brockes Passion, Haydn’s Die Schöpfung and Bach’s St Matthew Passion - all with René Jacobs.

After singing Falke in Die Fledermaus here i Bergen, Johannes Weisser travels on to Amsterdam, to be one of the soloists in the traditional Easter concerts with J. S. Bach's St. John Passion with the Concertgebouw orchestra, which this year is conducted by Trevor Pinnock.

Main source: The Norwegian Opera & Ballet

Updated January 2024