Johan Reuter Bass baritone

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Born in Copenhagen, Johan Reuter studied at the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal Danish Opera Academy. Since 1996, he has been a soloist with the Copenhagen Opera, where he has performed a vast repertoire including the roles of Richard Nixon (Nixon in China), Marsk Stig (Drot og Marsk), Joseph Rocher (Dead Man Walking), the title roles in Boris Godunov and Gianni Schicchi, the Dutchman (The Flying Dutchman), Dr Schön / Jack the Ripper (Lulu), Michele (Il Tabarro), Scarpia (Tosca), Alfio (Cavalleria rusticana), Tonio (Pagliacci).

He has sung Barak (La Femme sans ombre) at London's Royal Opera House, New York's Metropolira Opera, Berlin, Zurich and Amsterdam, the title role in Nabucco at Berlin's Deutsche Oper, Gilles de Rais (Jeanne d'Arc de Braunfels) at the Salzburg Festival, Jaroslav Prus (L'Affaire Makropoulos) at New York's Metropolitan Opera and the Salzburg Festival, Wotan (L'Or du Rhin) at Munich's Bayerische Staatsoper and the Bayreuth Festival, Wotan (Die Walküre) in Toronto and Berlin, Wozzeck at Berlin's Deutsche Oper, Hans Sachs (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg) at Beijing's National Centre for the Performing Arts, the Dutchman in Madrid and Berlin, Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) at Theater an der Wien and Berlin's Deutsche Oper, the title role in Macbeth in Lisbon, Chiskov (From the House of the Dead) at London's Royal Opera House and Madrid's Teatro Real.

He created the role of Theseus (Harrison Birtswistle's The Minotaur) at London's Royal Opera House, where he also performed Orest (Elektra), Jochanaan (Salome), the title roles in Wozzeck and Oedipus, Griaznoi (The Tsar's Bride), Kurwenal (Tristan and Isolde). Last season, he was Friedrich von Telramund (Lohengrin) in Munich, Amfortas (Parsifal) in Bergen and Barak in San Francisco. In the 2023-2024 season, he is Orest at the Baden-Baden Festival and at the Berlin Philharmonic.

At the Opéra national de Paris: De la maison des morts (Chiskov), 2005; Wozzeck (title role), 2022; L'Affaire Makropoulos (Jaroslav Prus), 2023

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