Johannette Zomer



Dutch soprano Johannette Zomer studied at the Sweelinck Conservatorium of Amsterdam with Charles van Tassel, where she graduated in 1997. Johannette's repertoire starts in the Middle Ages and runs on into 20th century music, which results in a very varied concert practice. She worked with great baroque specialists such as Philippe Herreweghe, Ton Koopman, Frans Brüggen, René Jacobs, Reinard Goebel and Paul McCreesh, but also with composers such as Kent Nagano, Daniel Harding, Valery Gergiev, Reinbert de Leeuw and Peter Eötvös.
Johannette ergularly performs at lied recitals with fote pianist Arthur Schoonderwoerd and is part of the Compania Vocale and Antequera ensembles, with which she performes Napolitan and Spanish baroque and medieval Cantigas.
In 1996 she debuted in opera, as Page Tebaldo in Verdi's Don Carlo by the Nationale Reisopera in als page Tebaldo. Since that day she performed many roles, such as Belinda, Pamina, Euridice, Dalinda and Ilia but also Amanda in Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre. In 2004 Johannette performed at the Komische Oper in Berlin as Oberto in Handel's Alcina and in 2005 she performed as Mélisande with the Reisopera. Johannette had made various well received recordings.