Johannes Stermann


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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 Osmin/ Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Sarastro/ Die Zauberflöte, Commendatore/ Don Giovanni, Bartolo/ Le nozze di Figaro, Ariodate/ Xerxes, Falstaff/ Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor, Baculus/ Wildschütz, Daland/ Der fliegende Holländer, Hunding/ Die Walküre, König Marke/ Tristan und Isolde, König Heinrich/ Lohengrin, Gran Inquisitor/ Don Carlos Ramfis/ Aida, Banco/ Macbeth, Lodovico/ Otello, Raimondo/ Lucia di Lammermoor, Basilio/ Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Colline/ La Boheme, Vodnik/ Rusalka, Dikoj/ Katya Kabanova, Theseus/ A midsummer night’s dream and Saint-Just/ Dantons Tod. His new roles this season include Timur/ Turandot, Calchas/ Die schöne Helena and Dreieinigkeitsmoses/ Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny.

As a guest Johannes Stermann has appeared as Baron Ochs/ Der Rosenkavalier at Teatro Municipal de Santiago in Chile, as Fafner in Das Rheingold and Siegfried at the festival “Der Ring in Minden”, König in Toch’s Die Prinzessin auf der Erbse at the Semperoper Dresden, as Sarastro at Opéra Lyon, the National Theatre 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 performed 2.Soldat/ Salome at Staatsoper Berlin and Tom/ Un ballo in maschera with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in Tel Aviv, Haifa and Jerusalem under the baton of Zubin Mehta. In 2016 he sang the bass solo Bach’s Magnificat with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.


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