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Johannes Weisser

"Johannes Weiss­er is in him­self a musi­cal high­light. His dis­tinc­tive, pow­er­ful bari­tone res­onates in the audi­to­ri­um and adds a spe­cial weight to the musi­cal expres­sion.” Hilde Halvorsrød, Scenekunst

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Current Season

Title role Gianni Schicchi at Norwegian Opera Oslo, Maddalena ai piedi di Christo by Caladara with Freiburger Barockorchester, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, Christmas Oratorio with Copenhagen Philharmonic, Messiah with Stavanger Symphony Orchestra and Wroclaw Baroque Orchestra, Brahms Vier Ernste Gesänge with Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Beethoven's Missa Solemnis at the Ludwigsburg Festival and the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad.


Recent Season

Title role Gianni Schicchi at Norwegian Opera Oslo, Don Pizarro Fidelio with Freiburger Barockorchester, Dillon in Mazzoli’s The Listeners at the Norwegian National Opera, Siegfried in Schumann’s Genoveva* and Bach's Mass in B Minor with Helsinki Baroque Orchestra, Carl Nielsen's The Train Letters, Mahler’s Rücker Lieder, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with Copenhagen Philharmonic, Handel’s Messiah with Belgian National Orchestra at Bozar, Brussels. [* - cancelled]


Other Engagements

Don Pizarro Fidelio with Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Detlev Glanert’s orchestral version of Brahms Vier ernste Gesänge with Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, Far Hänsel und Gretel for Oslo Opera, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, MDR Musiksommer festival and Dresden Musikfestspiele, Haydn's Stabat Mater with Kammerorchester Basel, Mr. Flint Billy Budd in Oslo, Re di Scozia in Händel’s Ariodante for Drottningholm Theatre, Don Giovanni with Freiburger Barockorchester, in Seoul, Oslo, Paris, Don Pizarro Fidelio for La Monnaie Brussels, Philharmonie de Paris, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Bach's St Matthew Passion with Orchestre National de France and Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn with Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder with Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Schumann’s Dichterliebe and Grieg’s Vinje Songs in various recitals and for Eppaner Lied Festival.



Johannes Weisser - Picture nr #50
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Johannes in Mozart Requiem KV 626

Mozart Requiem KV 626

RIAS Kammerchor, Freiburger Barockorchester, Rene Jacobs

Johannes in Handel Giulio Cesare in Egitto

Handel Giulio Cesare in Egitto

Alan Curtis Il Complesso Barocco Orchestra

Johannes in Haydn Die Schöpfung

Haydn Die Schöpfung

Freiburger Barockorchester/ Rene Jacobs

Johannes in Bach Johannes-Passion BWV 245

Bach Johannes-Passion BWV 245

RIAS Kammerchor, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, Rene Jacobs


Reviews & Press


Trondheim Opera - Verdi - La traviata - Giorgio Germont

Johannes Weisser is in itself a musical highlight. ... His distinctive powerful baritone hovers in the stage room and adds a special weight to the musical expression.

- Hilde Halvorsrød ,

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Oslo - Mozart - Don Giovanni

Weiss­er was a tremen­dous Gio­van­ni, com­mand­ing the stage through­out, both vocal­ly and dra­mat­i­cal­ly.  There’s a youth­ful­ness to the tone that I find absolute­ly engag­ing and ide­al for the part. He brought out a hand­some seduc­tive­ness in the ser­e­nade (...) with an impec­ca­ble lega­to and orna­men­ta­tion that enhanced the line.  The cham­pagne aria was dis­patched with extro­vert ease with­out com­pro­mis­ing on the beau­ty of the tone. So much of Giovanni’s char­ac­ter is cre­at­ed in the recita­tives and here Weiss­er real­ly used the text ful­ly to illus­trate the char­ac­ter, there­by giv­ing him the impact to car­ry the show.

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Drottningholm Theatre - Händel - Ariodante - Rè di Scozia

Johannes Weisser propose une interprétation vocale du Roi, dont la pulsion dramatique dans les récitatifs et les outrages latents (mais habilement intégrés) dans ses coloratures exigeantes s'unissent avec un ton doux et sincère que le baryton norvégien maîtrise sur toute la tessiture.

- Andreas Wahlberg ,

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