Performance Database

Robin Johannsen

The American soprano Robin Johannsen was born in Philadelphia and studied singing at the University of Cincinnati. Among her many awards are the Friedrich Schorr Memorial Performance Prize in Voice, the Liederkranz Foundation Prize and the Alberto Vilar Scholarship of the American Berlin Opera Foundation. Among her engagements during the 2001/2 season were a gala concert in Alice Tully Hall in the Lincoln Center in New York, Adele in Die Fledermaus, Madame Herz in Der Schauspieldirektor, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte and Gilda in Rigoletto. She came to Europe in 2002 as a scholarship-holder of the American Berlin Opera Foundation and joined the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, where her roles during her first, exceptionally successful, season with the company included Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro, Papagena in Die Zauberflöte, Jano in Jenufa, the Sandman and Dew Fairy in Hänsel und Gretel and the Young Shepherd in Tannhäuser. She became a permanent member of the Deutsche Oper at the start of the 2003/4 season, her new roles including Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Norina in Don Pasquale and the soprano soloist in Orff's Carmina Burana. Between 2005 and 2007 Robin Johannsen sang with Leipzig Opera in a repertory that included Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel and Blonde in a new production of Die Entführung aus dem Serail. Guest engagements have taken her to the Mannheim National Theatre, the Musica Mallorca Festival and to Barcelona.

Robin Johannsen first appeared at the Bayreuth Festival in 2003 as the Young Shepherd in Tannhäuser. In 2008 she sings the Voice of the Woodbird.

Engagements in Bayreuth

Year Opera Part
2008 Siegfried Waldvogel
2007 Siegfried Waldvogel
2007 Tannhäuser Ein junger Hirt
2006 Siegfried Waldvogel
2005 Tannhäuser Ein junger Hirt
2004 Siegfried Waldvogel
2004 Tannhäuser Ein junger Hirt
2003 Tannhäuser Ein junger Hirt