Johannes Kammler

Johannes Kammler is one of the most promising German baritones of his generation and is equally engaged internationally for opera, symphonic concerts and recitals.
In February 2019 Johannes Kammler was engaged for the first time at the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto as Guglielmo in COSI FAN TUTTE. In August 2018 he made his successful debut at the Salzburg Festival with the opera DER PROZESS by Gottfried von Einem.
He was then invited by Rolando Villazón and ZDF/ARTE to the television show “STARS VON MORGEN” in Berlin and in summer 2020 he made his debut at the Bregenz Festival with a song recital and in summer 2021 at the Glyndebourne Festival with Mahler’s LIEDER EINES FAHRENDEN GESELLEN under Robin Ticciati . Johannes Kammler has been part of the ensemble of the Stuttgart State Opera since the 2018/2019 season and sings there, for example, Malatesta / DON PASQUALE, Guglielmo / COSI FAN TUTTE, Marcello / LA BOHEME, Conte / LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, Papageno / THE MAGIC FLUTE or Oreste in Gluck’s IPHIGÉNIE EN TAURIDE.
Recent engagements at the Staatsoper Stuttgart include his role debut as Figaro/ IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA or as Don Giovanni in Mozart’s opera of the same name. But also recitals, e.g. in London’s Wigmore Hall, Barcelona’s Palau de la Música and symphony concerts, including Orff’s CARMINA BURANA and Mendelssohn’s WALPURGISNACHT with the Duisburg Philharmonic. As a guest, the charismatic baritone was last seen with a scenic interpretation of Haydn’s PAUKENMESSE at the Nederlandse Opera in Amsterdam under Lorenzo Viotti and with his role debut as Donner in Wagner’s RHEINGOLD under Kent Nagano. A tour with Beethoven’s IX followed. SYMPHONY to Athens, St. Petersburg and Moscow under Teodor Currentzis and his orchestra musicAeterna, as well as several concerts with Bach’s MATTHEW PASSION together with the CollegiumVocal Gent under Philipp Herreweghe in the largest concert halls in Europe.
Future engagements again include international song recitals, e.g. together with Roger Vignoles, Malcolm Martineau or Cornelius Meister on the grand piano, his debut as Don Giovanni at the Mozart Weeks in Salzburg, Figaro in BARBIERE at Garsington Festival in England and several big concerts, e.g. with the Bach Academy in Stuttgart or again with the Collegium Vocale Gent.
In addition to his work in Stuttgart, Johannes Kammler is regularly in Europe
numerous concerts: e.g. with Handel’s MESSIAH, Mendelssohn’s ELIAS, Donizetti’s REQUIEM, Haydn’s SEASONS or Bach’s MATTHEW PASSION and CHRISTMAS ORATORIO or EIN GERMAN REQUIEM by Brahms and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.
In the seasons 2015/16 & 2016/17 Johannes Kammler was a member of the Opera Studio at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich and was subsequently a member of the ensemble there accepted. With roles such as Ruggiero in Halévy’s LA JUIVE, John Sorel in Menottis THE CONSUL, Scherasmin in Weber’s OBERON or Graf Dominik in ARABELLA the charismatic baritone received excellent reviews without exception.
In August 2015 he made his Verbier Festival debut as Marcello in Puccini’s LA BOHEME. In the summer of 2016 he made his house debut at Den Norske Opera in Oslo for one scenic production (Calixto Bieito) of Britten’s WAR REQUIEM and in summer 2017 his role debut as Belcore in Donizetti’s L’ELISIR D’AMORE at New Generation Festival in Florence.
Johannes Kammler has already sung with such important conductors as: Kirill Petrenko, Bertrand de Billy, Oksana Lyniv, Andrea Battistoni, Asher Fisch, Marco Armiliato, Constantin Trinks, Ivor Bolton, Simone Young, Cornelius Meister, Gustavo Dudamel, Thomas Hengelbrock, Sir Simon Rattle, Sir Mark Elder, Marin Alsop, HK Gruber, Teodor Currentzis and Bernard Labadie.
Cooperation with orchestras such as Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra. Johannes Kammler conducted the Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar de Venezuela so far e.g. to London, Berlin, Hamburg, Baden-Baden, Porto, Moscow, Caracas and Los Angeles.
Johannes Kammler is also very active and successful as a lieder singer. For example was in October 2016 by the renowned Oxford Song Festival for one invited recital together with Roger Vignoles, with whom he has been performing throughout Europe ever since and is repeatedly engaged for joint recitals; e.g. also at the Wigmore Hall in London, De Doelen in Rotterdam, in Schloss Elmau or at the Beethoven Festival Bonn. He also sings recitals together with his wife, Soprano Anna El-Khashem.
Born in Augsburg, the artist received his first musical training from the Augsburg Cathedral Boys’ Choir. Later he studied singing u. a. in Freiburg im Breisgau, Toronto and at the Guildhall in London. Johannes Kammler was a finalist and winner at the international singing competitions NEUE STIMMEN and OPERALIA.