Daniel Johannsen

Born in 1978, the Austrian tenor is one of the most sought-after Evangelists and Bach interpreters of his generation. He studied church music as well as vocal arts with Margit Klaushofer and Robert Holl in Vienna. Mr Johannsen participated in master classes with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Nicolai Gedda and Christa Ludwig and was a prizewinner at the Bach, Schumann, Mozart, Hilde Zadek and Wigmore Hall Competitions.

Since his debut in 1998, appearances as a concert, lieder and opera singer have taken him to the major musical centres of Europe (Vienna Musikverein, Berlin Philharmonie), North America (Carnegie Hall, New York), Japan and the Middle East, where he sings works from every period. He appears at leading festivals (Styriarte Festival in Graz, Salzburg Festival, La Folle Journée, Gstaad Menuhin Festival, yearly at international Bach festivals), and he performs under such distinguished conductors as Bertrand de Billy, Enoch zu Guttenberg, Trevor Pinnock, Hans-Christoph Rademann and Philippe Herreweghe with various ensembles, including Vienna Philharmonic, Freiburger Barockorchester and Gewandhausorchester Leipzig.

The lyric tenor is engaged by such theatres as the Münchner Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz, the Leipzig Opera, the Vienna Volksoper and the Bonn Opera, where he is heard in Mozart roles, Baroque, 20th-century and contemporary works as well as several operetta roles. Song recitals featuring the entire range of German repertoire, in addition to English and French compositions, are a central focus in the work of the singer, who collaborates with such pianists as Helmut Deutsch, Graham Johnson, Burkhard Kehring and Charles Spencer. In addition, numerous recordings, radio and television broadcasts document his creative output.

During the 2019/20 season, Daniel Johannsen was guest soloist at Bachfest Leipzig and Styriarte Graz. He also gave his debuts at the concert halls of Stockholm and Brussels as well as at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées. Other concerts took him to the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien, the Leipziger Gewandhaus as well as to Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie. 

Daniel Johannsen beim Beethovenfest






8:00 pm

A birthday boy from Siegburg

  • Marie Seidler
  • Daniel Johannsen
  • Michael Zehe
  • Harriet Kracht story teller
  • Philharmonischer Chor der Stadt Bonn
  • Paul Krämer preparation
  • Kinder- und Jugendchor des Theater Bonn
  • Ekaterina Klewitz preparation
  • Neue Philharmonie Westfalen
  • Michael Hofstetter conductor
Works by Engelbert Humperdinck
Rhein Sieg Forum