The German soprano Jutta Böhnert was born in Baden-Baden and from 1993 to 1998 studied singing at the Stuttgart Academy of Music, where her principal teacher was Sylvia Geszty. Her first
professional engagement was with Stuttgart State Opera in 1997 and was soon followed by other engagements with Nuremberg Opera and the Kassel State Theatre. Since then she has made guest
appearances in Munich, Hanover, Düsseldorf, Salzburg and Berlin. In 2004 and 2005 she was heard as Gilda in Rigoletto
and as Belinda in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas
. She made her
début with the Potsdam Winter Opera as Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte
. Her wonderfully clear and bright soprano was particularly admired at Cleofide in Poro
at the Göttingen Handel
Festival. As a concert singer, Jutta Böhnert has appeared with the Dresden Kreuzchor, the Gewandhaus Orchestra and - at the Halle Handel Festival - with the Cologne Philharmonic. More recently her
abilities as a concert singer have been showcased by her appearances with the RIAS Chamber Choir, the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, the Stuttgart Bach Academy and the Iceland Symphony Orchestra. Among
her CDs are Frank Martin's Le vin herbé
and a new recording of Mozart's Requiem
with the Choir of St Thomas's Church in Leipzig.
She was first heard at the Bayreuth Festival as one of Klingsor's Flowermaidens in 2004, a role that she has sung every year since then.