REUTER Johan

  • Johan Reuter’s plans 2019 include a new production of Snowqueen as well concert performances of Das Rheingold with the Svetlanov Symphony Orchestra in Moscow.

    2020 he performs Salome am Theater an der Wien, Elias and Tristan und Isolde in London, Das Rheingold and Die Walküre in Budapest, as well as Parsifal in Toronto.

    2021 are scheduled Parsifal in Copenhagen, Dr. Schön / Jack the Ripper in Lulu at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and his debut in the part of Telramund in Lohengrin at Vienna State Opera.

    2022 he will be Wotan in a new production of Die Walküre in Copenhagen.

    Johan Reuter studied at the Royal Academy of Music and at the Academy of the Royal Theatre of his hometown Copenhagen. He frequented master classes of Ernst Haefliger, Anthony Rolfe Johnson and Richard Trimborn.

    Since 1996 he is a soloist of the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen, where he sings a large repertoire.

    Highlights of past seasons include Peter Heise’s Drot og Marsk and Nixon in China in Copenhagen, the title roles of Wozzeck at Deutsche Oper Berlin and of Enescu’s Oedipe in Amsterdam, his debut as Hans Sachs in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg in Beijing, Janáček’s From the house of the dead in Frankfurt, London, Paris and Madrid, Barak in Die Frau ohne Schatten in Budapest, Copenhagen, London, New York, Berlin, Zurich and Amsterdam, Elektra at Vienna State Opera, La Fanciulla del West in Copenhagen, Henze’s Elegie für junge Liebende at the Theater an der Wien, Dead man walking in Copenhagen, Elektra in Munich, Der fliegende Holländer in Helsinki, Hamburg, Copenhagen, Berlin and Madrid, the title role in Enescu’s Oedipe in London, Il Tabarro and Gianni Schicchi in Copenhagen, Lulu at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, Saul og David in Copenhagen, Wotan in Die Walküre in Budapest and Toronto, Cavalleria rusticana/I Pagliacci in Copenhagen, the title role of Nabucco at Deutsche Oper Berlin, Braunfels‘ Szenen aus dem Leben der Heiligen Johanna at Salzburg Festival, Vec Makropulos in New York under Jiri Belohlavek and at the Salzburg Festival under Esa-Pekka Salonen, Wotan in Das Rheingold in Munich under Kent Nagano, in Berlin and — under Christian Thielemann — at Bayreuth Festival, Das Rheingold and Siegfried (debut) under Adam Fischer in Budapest, Tristan und Isolde in concert in Berlin under Marek Janowski, The tsar’s bride under Mark Elder, Theseus in the world creation of Harrison Birtwistle’s The Minotaur, Elektra, Salome and Wozzeck (Warner/ Harding) in London, Arabella in Vienna, The Rake’s progress under Christopher Hogwood and Gurlitt‘s Wozzeck in Madrid, Le Nozze di Figaro at Theater an der Wien and in Berlin, Macbeth in Lisbon, Zaide and Alceste under Ivor Bolton at Salzburg Festival, the title role of Wozzeck in Essen (Schaaf/Soltesz), Don Giovanni in Frankfurt, Le Nozze di Figaro, Leporello in Don Giovanni, Kothner in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Konwitschny/Metzmacher) and Guglielmo in Così fan tutte in Hamburg.

    Recent concert engagements include Brahms‘ Vier ernste Gesänge in an orchestra version by Glanert and Brahms‘ Ein deutsches Requiem, Haydn‘s Schöpfung and Die Jahreszeiten, Mahler‘s 8th symphony, Rückert songs, Des Knaben Wunderhorn and Das klagende Lied, Fauré’s Requiem, Beethoven‘s 9th symphony, Fauré’s and Mozart‘s Requiem, Berlioz‘ Romeo et Juliette, Peer Gynt, Michelangelo songs by Shostakowitch in Hamburg, London, Vienna, Lyon, Amsterdam, Berlin, London, Athens, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Brussels, Florence, Pisa, Perugia, Madrid, Lisbon, Thessaloniki, Aarhus, at the festivals of Salzburg and Bregenz.

    He works with conductors such as Marc Albrecht, Semyon Bychkov, Paul MacCreesh, Valeri Gergiev, Leopold Hager, Philippe Herreweghe, Marek Janowski, Zubin Mehta, Marc Minkowski, Kazushi Ono, Michael Schønwandt or Lothar Zagrosek.

    He gave song recitals in Copenhagen, Hannover, Frankfurt, Bergen and Madrid.

    Johan Reuter recorded Tristan und Isolde under Janowski, Kunzen‘s Holger Danske, Nielsen‘s Maskarade conducted by Ulf Schirmer (Gramophone Award), C. E. F. Weyse‘s Sovedrikken and Mozarts La Clemenza di Tito, Schubert‘s Winterreise in Danish, orchestra songs by Delius, arias by the young Giuseppe Verdi and songs by, among others, Richard Strauss.

    09/2019