Joo-anne Bitter

Joo-anne Bitter


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«"Joo-Anne Bitter as Elsa is best described as probably the best Elsa I ever heard. her light but rich soprano voice sounds beautiful and controlled throughout her whole range and she perfectly sang the role without any problematic moments. from her first notes to the very last ones she just gave a marvelous performance and despite her singing also looked beautiful ... brava!"»
Operamusicologist, Daniel Url (2017)
«"Im Rheingold gab es ein Wiedersehen mit Franz Hawlata, .... Joo-Anne Bitter erfreute als jugendlich-frische Freia und glockig intonierender Waldvogel,..."»
Opernglas 9/17, S. Barnstorf (2017)
«„…It ist to congratulate (Joo-Anne Bitter) for a very successful role debut (Tannhäuser, Elisabeth)! Not only that she convinces with her clear and well-balanced voice in all registers and with her perfect articulation - she convinced also with a calm charisma in her acting. …“»
deroperfreund.de, 20.9.2019 Hermann Becke (2019)
«"...Joo-Anne BItter singt eine facettenreiche Elisabeth mit innigem, aber auch jubelndem Ausdruck...."»
Orpheus Nov/Dez 2019, Helmut CHristian Mayer (2019)
2019Wagner: TannhäuserElisabeth
2018Straus O.: Die lustigen NibelungenKriemhild
2018Dorman: WahnfriedAnna Chamberlain
2017Wagner R.: Das RheingoldFreia
2017Wagner: LohengrinElsa Of Brabant
2017Wagner: GötterdämmerungGutrune
2017Wagner: GötterdämmerungDritte Norn
2017Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, Op. 125, D minorSoprano
2016Mozart: Die ZauberflötePamina
2016Smetana: The Bartered Bride (Prodaná Nevesta)Marenka
2015Wagner R.: Die Meistersinger von NürnbergEva
2013Millöcker: Der BettelstudentLaura Nowalska
2012Strauss J.: Die FledermausRosalinde
2012Marschner: Der VampyrMalwina
2011Bizet: CarmenMicaëla
2011Weber: Der FreischützAgathe


The German soprano Joo-Anne Bitter is today considered to be the ideal cast in the lyric dramatic Wagnerian subject. Her role debuts as Elsa in Lohengrin and Eva in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at the Tyrolean Festival Erl in Austria and tours to China were rounded up with her very successful role debut as Elisabeth in Tannhäuser (Conductor Nicholas Carter) at the Stadttheater Klagenfurt this season.

Joo-Anne Bitter has consistently developed these successes: Parallel to her studies in musicology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Joo-Anne Bitter purposefully pursued her dream of a professional singing career and studied privately Singing in Vienna and Italy with KS Gertrud Ottenthal and Antonio Carangelo. After completing her master's degree, she initially worked as a PR consultant and communication coach, before the success of her Donna Anna debut in Mozart's Don Giovanni at the Hamburg Chamber Opera encouraged her to fully devote herself to her artistic talents. Her debut at the Opera Festival Mauritius as Leïla in Bizet's The Pearl Fishermen and their first guest engagements at the Tyrolean Festival in Erl with the roles of Freia (Rheingold / Wagner) and 3rd Norne (Die Götterdämmerung / Wagner) reconfirmed her decision.

Meanwhile, Joo-Anne Bitter can be seen as a regular guest singer at well-known opera houses and in her extensive international concert career. Already in the spring of 2017 she appeared in the world premiere of Avner Dormans Wahnfried with the role of Eva Chamberlain at the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, where she was invited again for the role of Anna Chamberlain and Isolde Wagner in Wahnfried and as Kriemhild in Oscar Straus’ Operetta The merry Nibelungen. In March 2017, she had the honor to represent the Federal Republic of Germany in Moscow at the anniversary concert of the European Union with Beethoven's 9th Symphony (Conductor Arthur Arnold).

In 2016 Joo-Anne Bitter sang the Pamina in Mozart's Zauberflöte in Erl and the Waldvogel (Siegfried) and Freia (Rheingold) in Wagner's Ring cycle. At the Staatsoperette Dresden she sung Marie in Smetana's The battered Bride.

In recent years, engagements brought her to China, the Czech Republic, the Staatsoperette Dresden and the Staatstheater Meiningen, where she was also seen as Laura in Millöcker's Der Bettelstudent. On top of that her stage repertoire includes other selected lyrical soprano roles such as Agathe (Der Freischütz / Weber), Micaëla (Carmen / Bizet), Malwina and Janthe (Der Vampyr / Marschner) and Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus/ Strauß).

Concert engagements have taken her to Russia, Mexico, Norway, the Czech Republic, Italy and Austria. She collaborates with internationally popular orchestras such as the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra a.o. and conductors such as Gustav Kuhn, Libor Pešek, Arthur Arnold, Martin Lebel, Justin Brown a.o..
As an artist, Joo-Anne Bitter seeks out roles, artistic partners and venues consistently focusing on the continuous development of her vocal potential. In selecting her engagements, she is increasingly guided by her self-concept aiming at reaching also socially disadvantaged people. Multiple charity and non-profit entries helped her to achieve the reputation of an altruistically and socially committed artist.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Wagner: Tannhäuser Elisabeth 1 week Stadttheater Klagenfurt 2019
Straus O.: Die lustigen Nibelungen Kriemhild 1 week Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe und Badische Staatskapelle Karlsruhe 2018
Dorman: Wahnfried Anna Chamberlain 1 week Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe 2018
Wagner R.: Das Rheingold Freia Immediately Tiroler Festspiele Erl 2017
Wagner: Lohengrin Elsa Of Brabant Immediately Tyrolean Festival 2017