Johannes Beck - Baritone
Austrian baritone Johannes Beck made his first appearance as a soloist at 16 singing Haydn’s „Creation“. Shortly after he started his vocal studies with Wolfgang Gamerith at the
„Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst“ in Graz (Austria), where he had his first operatic experience as Papageno in „The Magic Flute“ and Leporello in „Don Giovanni“. During his studies he
performed in numerous oratorios and worked extensively on his Lied repertoire. He received his Diploma with honours.
He continued his studies at Baylor University, Texas (USA) with Joyce Farwell, followed by a year at „The Juilliard School“ in New York City, studying with Cynthia Hoffmann. From there he
became a studio member of the Zurich Opera.
He completed his studies at the studio of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, Germany, where he sang Malatesta in „Don Pasquale“ and Conte Almaviva in „The Marriage of Figaro“.
During this time he was guesting at „Kammeroper Wien“ (Austria) and made his first CD-recording with E.T.A.Hoffmann’s „Undine“ in Bamberg (Germany). He also had his first UK appearance with
Britten’s „War Requiem“ in London’s Westminster Cathedral and won the Eisteddfod Competition in Llangollen, Wales.
From 1997 untill 2007 he was a member of the State Theater at Gärtnerplatz, Munich. There he sang Dandini in „La Cenerentola“, Olivier in „Capriccio“ and Marcello in „La
Bohème“, just to name a few..
In 2006 Johannes Beck sang at the Operetta Festival in Mörbisch, Austria, and in 2007 at the Edinbourgh Festival.
2007-09 he was a member of the opera in Cologne.
Since 2012 he is first baritone in Altenburg/Gera.