Swedish soprano Johanna Wallroth took First Prize in the Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition in 2019 with her “immediately engaging, intelligent and detailed performance”, subsequently joined the Opernstudio of Wiener Staatsoper from the 20/21 season and is the 2021 recipient of the prestigious Birgit Nilsson Scholarship.
Originally trained at the Royal Swedish Ballet School, Wallroth shifted her principle focus to voice, graduating from Vienna’s Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst (MDW) and made her operatic debut in 2013, as Barbarina (Le Nozze di Figaro) under Arnold Östman in Stockholm. Johanna’s early stage experience includes performances as Eurydice (Orfeo ed Eurydice), Despina (Così fan tutte), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Gretel (Hänsel und Gretel) and Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro) and last season she sang her first Zerlina in a live-streamed semi-staged Don Giovanni with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra under Music Director, Daniel Harding. In addition to her Wiener Staatsoper commitments last season, which included a broadcast as Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro under Philippe Jordan and productions of L’Elisir d’amore, Don Carlos and L’incoronazione di Poppea, Johanna joined the Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, under Sakari Oramo, in a programme of Barber and Stravinsky.
The current season features Johanna in roles by Britten, Mozart, Strauss and Donizetti at Wiener Staatsoper alongside Mahler’s Symphony No 4 on tour with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, under Daniel Harding and Mozart’s Requiem with Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, under Barbara Hannigan
EQ CONCERTS 2021/22
Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France