Born in Hamburg, Johannes Stermann took his first steps in music as a member of the St.Nikolai Boys‘ Choir. He graduated from the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München and the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. As a member of the Bavarian Theatre Academy August Everding he became stage experience at the Prinzregententheater.
Since 2012/2013 Johannes Stermann has been an ensemble member at Theater Magdeburg performing leading bass roles, such as Gran Inquisitor in Don Carlos, Osmin in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Theseus in A midsummer night’s dream, König Marke in Tristan und Isolde, Bartolo in Le nozze di Figaro, Commendatore in Don Giovanni, Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte, Banco in Macbeth, Basilio in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, König Heinrich in Lohengrin, Baculus in Wildschütz, Tom in Un ballo in maschera, Colline in La Boheme, Falstaff in Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor, Daland in Der fliegende Holländer, Vodnik in Rusalka, Ramfis in Aida and Saint-Just in Dantons Tod.
As a guest Johannes Stermann has appeared as König in Toch’s Die Prinzessin auf der Erbse at the Semperoper Dresden, as Sarastro at Opéra Lyon, at the National Theater Taipei in Taiwan and with Operklosterneuburg bei Wien, as Vicar-Inquisitor in Braunfels’ Jeanne d`Arc with Salzburg Festival and as Obrist in Zimmermann’s Die Soldaten at the La Scala in Milan, under the baton of Ingo Metzmacher. He has sung under the baton of Zubin Mehta in the role of 2.Soldat in Salome at the Staatsoper Berlin and as Tom in Un ballo in maschera with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in Tel Aviv, Haifa and Jerusalem. In 2016 he sang the bass solo Bach’s Magnificat with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2019 he is making his role debut as Ochs in Der Rosenkavalier at Teatro Municipal de Santiago in Chile.