Johanni van Oostrum

Born in South Africa and studied at the University of Pretoria where she received her vocal training with Dr Mimi Coertse and was a member of the Black Tie Opera Studio.

Johanni van Oostrum is in demand as interpreter of leading roles by Strauss, Wagner, Janáček and Mozart. Performed in such theatres as Bavarian State Opera, Komische Oper Berlin, Theater an der Wien, Dutch National Opera, Royal Swedish Opera, Théâtre des Champs-Élysèes in Paris, Gran Teatre del Liceu, Graz Opera; appeared at music festivals in Aix-en-Provence and Munich, and at such concert halls as Barbican Centre in London, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, BOZAR in Brussels ecc.

She has worked with conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle, Alan Gilbert, Ivor Bolton, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Adam Fischer, Antonello Manacorda, Oksana Lyniv, Bertrand de Billy and Laurence Equilbey as well as with directors such as Harry Kupfer, Barrie Kosky, Tobias Kratzer or Vera Nemirova.

In 2015, she made her debut at the Bolshoi Theatre as Marschallin (Der Rosenkavalier).

Agathe (Der Freischütz) — Theater an der Wien, Théâtre des Champs-Élysèes in Paris, Aix-en-Provence Festival, BOZAR in Brussels, Barbican Centre in London, Wroclaw Opera, Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam

Elsa (Lohengrin) — Bavarian State Opera, National Theatre Weimar, Hessian State Theatre Wiesbaden

Marschallin (Der Rosenkavalier) — Dutch National Opera, Royal Swedish Opera, Komische Oper Berlin, National Theatre Weimar, Estonian National Opera

Salome (Salome) — Graz Opera

Ariadne (Ariadne auf Naxos) — Gran Teatre del Liceu

Jenufa (Jenufa) — Konzert Theater Bern

Marietta (Korngold’s Die tote Stadt) — Opéra de Limoges

Countess Almaviva (Le Nozze di Figaro) — Bavarian State Opera, Hessian State Theatre Wiesbaden, Minnesota Opera, Concertgebouw Amsterdam

Leonore (Fidelio) — Cape Town Opera, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival

Eva (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg) — Komische Oper Berlin

Senta (Der fliegende Holländer) — State Theatre Braunschweig, Theater Heidelberg, Festival d'été de Québec

Ellen Orford (Peter Grimes) — Hessian State Theatre Wiesbaden, Theater Bonn

Grete (Schreker's Der ferne Klang) — Graz Opera

On the concert stage, Johanni van Oostrum’s repertoire furthermore includes Four Last Songs and other orchestral songs by Richard Strauss, the German Requiem by Johannes Brahms, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Verdi’s Messa di Requiem, songs by South African composers. 

Carl Maria von Weber’s Der Freischütz

Agathe, Warner Classics / Erato, CD & DVD

General partner of the Bolshoi Theatre — insurance company «Ingosstrakh»
Privileged sponsor of the Bolshoi Theatre — Tinkoff Bank
Privileged partner of the Bolshoi Theatre — GUM