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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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Nov 2022


Aapo Häkkinen, Conductor
Vilppu Kiljunen, Stage Director

Nov 2022


Aapo Häkkinen, Conductor
Vilppu Kiljunen, Stage Director

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Biography Highlights


Current Season

Dillon in the world premiere of Mazzoli’s The Listeners at the Norwegian National Opera, Mauregato in Schubert's Alfonso and Estrella with Helsinki Baroque Orchestra in Helsinki and Budapest, Der Einäugige Die Frau Ohne Schatten in Festspielhaus Baden-Baden with the Berliner Philharmoniker and Kirill Petrenko, Siegfried Genoveva in Düsseldorf, Helsinki and Dresden, returns in concerts with the Belgian National Orchestra, the Kristiansand Sinfoniorkester, and the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra.


Recent Season

Johannes Brahms' Four Serious Songs in Stavanger, Caldara’s oratorio Maddalena ai piedi di Christo with René Jacobs in Madrid, Berlin, Freiburg and Paris, Missa Solemnis during the Menuhin Festival, the title role Gianni Schicchi in Oslo, Don Pizarro Fidelio with the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, Mahler’s Rückert Lieder at the Bergen International Festival, Bach's and Handel's Messiah with the Belgian National Orchestra in Bozar in Brussels.


Other Engagements

A regular guest with the Copenhagen Philharmonic, the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, and the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra; invited to the Salzburg Festival, the Berlin State Opera, the Teatro Real Madrid, the Théâtre de La Monnaie in Brussels, the Théatre des Champs-Elysées, the Canadian Opera Company, the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, the Theater an der Wien, the Komische Oper Berlin, the Norwegian National Opera, the Royal Danish Opera, the Edinburgh International Festival, Opera Bilbao, the Opera National du Rhin, the Megaron Athens, and the Enescu Festival, among others.



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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


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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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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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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