Johan Botha impressive tenor 1965-2016

Johan Botha impressive tenor 1965-2016 Johan Botha - tenor

Johan Botha was one of the great singers of our time and appears regularly at all the major venues and festivals in the world After his studies and his debut in 1990 he came to Europe. His international career developed quickly after initial engagements in Germany . He performed at the Staatsoper in Berlin, Dresden, Hamburg and Munich, the Gran Teatro del Liceu, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Royal Opera House Covent Garden. Los Angeles and San Francisco Opera, La Scala, Opera Bastille,  Théâtre Châtelet in Paris, Opera Australia in Sydney and at Salzburg Festival.

Johan Botha impressive tenor 1965-2016

Johan Botha is a regular at the Metropolitan Opera and the Vienna State Opera, with which he has been close since his debut in 1996. Where he sang Strauss’s Daphne, Die Frau ohne Schatten, Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana, Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci. Verdi’s Don Carlo, Vespri Siciliani, Aida and Otello. Beethoven’s Fidelio, Lohengrin, Parsifal, Die Walkure, Parsifal, The Flying Dutchman and Tannhauser. Puccini’s Tosca and Turandot. In summer 2010, Johan Botha made his debut with Siegmund at the Bayreuth Festival.

Conserts

Besides opera performances Johan Botha is also regularly on great concert stages of the world.   Works with all the major conductors of our time (Abbado, Barenboim, Boulez, Bychkov, de Billy, Dohnanyi, Gatti, Gergiev, Levine, Maazel. Pappano, Petrenko, Welser- Möst, Thielemann, Young, and many others). Since 2004 Johan Botha is Austrian Kammersänger.

His projects in 2011/12 include Lohengrin at Enescu Festival in Bucharest. In Tokyo at a guest performance of the Bavarian State Opera, 8 Mahler with Simon Rattle, Mariss Jansons, Aida in Hamburg and Norma in London, Daphne and Andrea Chenier at the Vienna State Opera, Die Frau ohne Schatten at the Mailäner Scala, the new production Ariande auf Naxos at the Hamburg State Opera and Aida at the festival in Savonlinna.

Opera scenes

In the 2012/13 season Johan Botha will be at the Metropolitan Opera (Otello), the Vienna State Opera (Die Meistersinger, Otello, Valkyrie), the Lyric Opera of Chicago (Meistersinger), at the Salzburg Easter Festival (Parsifal), the Bavarian State Opera in Munich guesting Otello) and at the Bayreuth Festival (Valkyrie). On the concert stage he will be heard at the Hamburg State Opera (Verdi Requiem) with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra (Valkyrie), at the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin (Beethoven IX) under Daniel Barenboim. He will tour with a Wagner program in Paris, Vienna and Venice under Christian Thielemann.

Since June 2012, Johan Botha is ambassador of Blue Shield Foundation.

Experienced performances

Opera Roles Operahouse Date
Aida Radamès Metropolitan Operabio 24.10.2009
Valkyrian Siegmund Bayreuther Festspiele 23.8.2010
Trubaduren Manrico Metropolitan Opera 30.4.2011
Otello Otello Metropolitan Operabio 9.12.2012
Mästersångarna i Nürnberg Walther von Stoltzing Metropolitan Operabio 13.12.2014
Tannhäuser Tannhäuser Metropolitan Operabio . .2015

Metropolitan Opera

[Met Performance] CID:326990
Cavalleria Rusticana {617} Pagliacci {659}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/6/1997
Debut: Johan Botha
[Met Performance] CID:327050
Cavalleria Rusticana {618} Pagliacci {660}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/11/1997
[Met Performance] CID:327100
Cavalleria Rusticana {619} Pagliacci {661}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/16/1997
[Met Performance] CID:327150
Cavalleria Rusticana {620} Pagliacci {662}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/21/1997
[Met Performance] CID:327190
Cavalleria Rusticana {621} Pagliacci {663}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/25/1997
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:327300
Cavalleria Rusticana {624} Pagliacci {666}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/5/1997
[Met Performance] CID:327340
Cavalleria Rusticana {625} Pagliacci {667}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/8/1997
[Met Performance] CID:327380
Cavalleria Rusticana {626} Pagliacci {668}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/13/1997
[Met Performance] CID:330579
Lohengrin {605}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/2/1998
[Met Performance] CID:350063
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {396}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/17/2001
Debut: Mathias Zachariassen
[Met Performance] CID:350043
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {397}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/20/2001
[Met Performance] CID:350044
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {398}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/24/2001
[Met Performance] CID:350403
Fidelio {217}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/16/2002
Debuts: Philippe Castagner, Morris Robinson
[Met Performance] CID:350405
Fidelio {218}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/19/2002
[Met Performance] CID:350415
Fidelio {219}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/23/2002
[Met Performance] CID:350413
Fidelio {220}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/26/2002
[Met Performance] CID:350418
Fidelio {221}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/30/2002
[Met Performance] CID:350420
Fidelio {222}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/03/2002
[Met Performance] CID:350426  Opera News 1 Opera News 2
Fidelio {223}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/07/2002
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:350697
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {403}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/25/2003
[Met Performance] CID:350700
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {404}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/28/2003
[Met Performance] CID:350702
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {405}
Metropolitan Opera House; 05/01/2003
[Met Performance] CID:351124
Il Barbiere di Siviglia {546}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/31/2004
[Met Performance] CID:351125
Turandot {246}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/03/2005
[Met Performance] CID:351129
Turandot {247}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/07/2005
[Met Performance] CID:351137
Turandot {248}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/26/2005
[Met Performance] CID:351140
Turandot {249}
Metropolitan Opera House; 01/29/2005
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:351143
Turandot {250}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/01/2005
[Met Performance] CID:351147
Turandot {251}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/05/2005
[Met Performance] CID:351155
Turandot {252}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/11/2005
[Met Performance] CID:351162
Turandot {253}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/17/2005
[Met Performance] CID:351168
Turandot {254}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/22/2005
[Met Performance] CID:351173
Turandot {255}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/25/2005
[Met Performance] CID:351176
Turandot {256}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/28/2005
[Met Performance] CID:351418
Aida {1089}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/02/2006
[Met Performance] CID:351421
Aida {1090}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/06/2006
[Met Performance] CID:351424
Aida {1091}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/09/2006
[Met Performance] CID:351430
Aida {1092}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/13/2006
[Met Performance] CID:351435
Aida {1093}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/18/2006
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:351687 
Don Carlo {184}
Metropolitan Opera House; 11/30/2006
Debut: Andrea Lucaciu
Broadcast/Streamed
Review
[Met Performance] CID:351693
Don Carlo {185}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/04/2006
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:351703
Don Carlo {186}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/07/2006
[Met Performance] CID:351708
Don Carlo {187}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/11/2006
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:351719
Don Carlo {188}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/14/2006
[Met Performance] CID:351730
Don Carlo {189}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/18/2006
[Met Performance] CID:351736  Opera News
Don Carlo {190}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/23/2006
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:351881 
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {406}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/01/2007
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:351886
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {407}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/05/2007
[Met Performance] CID:351901 Opera News
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {408}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/10/2007
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:351910
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {409}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/13/2007
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:354654 
Otello {307}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/11/2008
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:352354
Otello {308}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/15/2008
[Met Performance] CID:352359
Otello {309}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/18/2008
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352373
Otello {310}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/22/2008
[Met Performance] CID:352385
Otello {311}
Metropolitan Opera House; 02/26/2008
[Met Performance] CID:352392 
Otello {312}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/01/2008
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352398
Otello {313}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/04/2008
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:352408
Otello {314}
Metropolitan Opera House; 03/08/2008
[Met Performance] CID:352988 
Die Walküre {521}
Metropolitan Opera House; 04/06/2009
Debut: Iréne Theorin
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:353094 
Aida {1104}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/02/2009
Debuts: Alexei Ratmansky, Stefan Kocán, Adam Laurence Herskowitz
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:353106
Aida {1105}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/07/2009
[Met Performance] CID:353111
Aida {1106}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/12/2009
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:353121
Aida {1107}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/17/2009
[Met Performance] CID:353125
Aida {1108}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/21/2009
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:353136 
Aida {1109}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/24/2009
HD Simulcast
[Met Performance] CID:354575 
Otello {315}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/09/2012
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:354606 
Otello {319}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/27/2012
HD Simulcast
[Met Performance] CID:355664
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {410}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/02/2014
Debuts: Johannes Martin Kränzle, Benjamin Bliss, Martin Gantner
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:355672
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {411}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/06/2014
[Met Performance] CID:355673
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {412}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/09/2014
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:355685 
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {413}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/13/2014
HD Simulcast
[Met Performance] CID:355694
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {414}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/17/2014
[Met Performance] CID:355701
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {415}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/20/2014
[Met Performance] CID:355710
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg {416}
Metropolitan Opera House; 12/23/2014
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:356048
Tannhäuser {472}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/08/2015
Debuts: Michael Graham, Gabriel Nichols, Ruby Gilmore, Emma Kramer, Brandon Harnett, Marybeth Hansohn, Ana Luiza Luizi
Broadcast/Streamed
[Met Performance] CID:356055
Tannhäuser {473}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/12/2015
[Met Performance] CID:356060
Tannhäuser {474}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/15/2015
[Met Performance] CID:356068
Tannhäuser {475}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/19/2015
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:356079
Tannhäuser {476}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/24/2015
[Met Performance] CID:356087
Tannhäuser {477}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/27/2015
Broadcast
[Met Performance] CID:356094 
Tannhäuser {478}
Metropolitan Opera House; 10/31/2015
HD Simulcast
[Met Performance] CID:356483
New Production
Tristan und Isolde {456}
Metropolitan Opera House; 09/26/2016
Opening Night {132}
Peter Gelb General Manager
Debuts: Neal Cooper, Alex Richardson, Jonathan O’Reilly
Broadcast/Streamed/Times Squarecast

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