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South-African soprano Johanni van Oostrum received first prize at the Erna Spoorenberg Dutch Vocal Competition and was awarded the Fleur du Cap Theatre Award in 2018 for Best Female Performance. She has performed the role of the Marschallin (Der Rosenkavalier) at Wien Staatsoper, Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam, Royal Swedish Opera, Komische Oper Berlin and Estonian National Opera.
Her repertoire also includes Elisabeth (Tannhäuser) at Opéra national de Lyon, the title-role in Salomé and Grete (Der ferne Klang de Schreker) at Oper Graz, Leonore (Fidelio) in Kiel, the title-role in Jenůfa in Berne and Marietta (Die Tote Stadt) at Opéra de Limoges. She portrayed Countess Almaviva (Le Nozze di Figaro) in Munich and the title-role in Kátia Kabanová at the Janáček Festival in Brno.
She has recently performed Chrysothémis (Elektra) in Hamburg and Elsa (Lohengrin) at Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, a role that also led her to the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, and the Hesse National Theatre in Wiesbaden.
She has worked with many conductors, including Sir Simon Rattle, Philippe Jordan, Alan Gilbert, Ivor Bolton, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Bertrand de Billy, Asher Fisch, Antonello Manacorda, Oksana Lyniv, Laurence Equilbey, and directors such as Harry Kupfer, Barrie Kosky, Tobias Kratzer, François Girard, Kirill Serebrennikov and Vera Nemirova.
Future engagements include Eva (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg) at the Spring Festival in Tokyo, and the title-role in Rusalka at the Dutch National Opera. She will also revive Agathe in Der Freischütz at Dresden Semperoper, a role she has already sung in London, Aix-en-Provence, Brussels, Luxembourg, at the Theater an der Wien and Théâtre des Champs-Élysées.
Paris Opera debut
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