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)
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 said to be one of the ideal cast for the youthfully dramatic Wagnerian roles of today. She already performed successfully Elsa in Wagner's Lohengrin and Eva in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at the Tyrolean Festival Erl under the baton of Gustav Kuhn. Next season she is going to make her role debut as Elisabeth in Wagners Tannhäuser at the Stadttheater Klagenfurt. 

Last season she performed the role of Anna Chamberlain in Avner Dorman’s new opera Wahnfried and the role of Kriemhild in Oscar Straus’ Operetta Die lustigen Nibelungen at the Badische Staatstheater Karlsruhe. In spring 2017 she already gave her guest debut in the world premiere of Avner Dorman's opera "Wahnfried" with the role of Eva Chamberlain. That followed she was invited to represent Germany to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the European Union at the Novaya Opera Moscow with Beethovens Symphonies No. 9 (C: Arthur Arnold).

Joo-Anne Bitter began her singing studies after making her Master of Arts degree at the LMU Munich. She made her debut in 2008 at the Hamburg Chamber Opera with the part of Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, followed by the performance of Leïla (Les pêcheurs de perles/Bizet) at the Mauritius Opera Festival. In 2014 she sang for the first time at the Tyrolean Festival Erl the parts of Freia (Das Rheingold/Wagner) and 3. Norn (Die Götterdämmerung/Wagner).

In 2016 she sang Pamina (Die Zauberflöte/Mozart) and again Freia (Das Rheingold/Wagner) and also Waldvogel (Siegfried/Wagner) in Erl. At the Staatsoperette Dresden she made her role debut with the role of Marenka in Smetana's The Bartered Bride. 

Other engagements during the last years were leading here to China, the Czech Republic and in Germany to the South Thuringen State Opera Meiningen and the Staatsoperette Dresden. At the Poly Theatre Beijing she performed Eva in Wagner's Meistersinger and at the Prague National Theatre Strauss’ Four last Songs (C: Sir Libor Pešek) as well as with the Northbohemian Philharmonic Orchestra (C: Martin Lebel). In Meiningen she made her guest debut with the part of Laura in Millöcker’s famous Operetta Der Bettelstudent.

On stage she performed roles including Agathe (Der Freischütz/Weber), Micaëla (Carmen/Bizet), Malwina and Janthe (Der Vampyr/Marschner), Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus/Strauss) and Pamina (Die Zauberflöte/Mozart). 

She has appeared in many concerts on international stages like Russia, Mexico, Norway, Austria, Italy and Czech Republic.

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
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
Wagner: Götterdämmerung Gutrune No 2017