Johan Reuter studied at the Royal Academy of Music and the Academy of the Royal Theatre in his hometown of Copenhagen. He frequented masterclasses of Ernst Haefliger, Anthony Rolfe-Johnson and Richard Trimborn. Since 1996 he has been a soloist of the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen, where he sings a large repertoire.

In the 2022/23 season Reuter will take on the role of Orest from Elektra at the Royal Theatre Copenhagen, Barak from Die Frau ohne Schatten at San Francisco Opera and Friedrich von Telramund from Lohengrin at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, among others.

In season 21/22 he made his much anticipated return to the Opéra National de Paris, after almost two decades absence, collaborating once again with stage director William Kentridge - this time in Wozzeck. He starred in the new production of Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg as Hans Sachs at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.  Johan was part of the exciting line-up to celebrate the Centennial of San Francisco Opera, making his first appearance on the West Coast with Die Frau ohne Schatten.
Highlights from the past seasons include Dead Man Walking,  Un ballo in maschera, Cavalleria rusticana/I pagliacci, Scarpia in Tosca [all marking his debut in the roles] in Copenhagen, Barak in Die Frau ohne Schatten in London, New York, Berlin, Zürich and Amsterdam, the title role of Nabucco at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Braunfels' Jeanne d'Arc at the Salzburg Festival, Vec Makropulos at the Met and the Salzburg Festival, Wotan in Das Rheingold in Munich and Budapest. He created the role of Theseus in the world première of Harrison Birthwistle's The Minotaur at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden where he has also appeared in Elektra, Salome, Wozzeck and The Tsar's Bride. Der fliegende Holländer in Madrid, Berlin and Copenhagen, Le nozze di Figaro at Theater an der Wien and Deutsche Oper Berlin, Macbeth in Lisbon, From the House of the Dead in Paris and Madrid and Così fan tutte in Hamburg.
Recent concert appearances include Haydn's Schöpfung and Die Jahreszeiten, Mahler's 8th Symphony, Rückert lieder and Das klagende Lied, Beethoven's 9th Symphony, Brahm's Vier ernste Gesänge, Ein deutsches Requiem, Mozart's Requiem, Berlioz's Romeo et Juliette, Peer Gynt and Michelangelo sonnets by Shostakovich.
He has given song recitals in Copenhagen, Hannover, Frankfurt, Bergen and Madrid.
Johan Reuter recorded Tristan und Isolde under Janowski, Kunzen's Holger Danske, Nielsen's Maskarade under Ulf Schirmer (Gramophone Award), Schubert's Winterreise in Danish as well as solo albums with arias by the young Giuseppe Verdi and songs by Richard Strauss, Carl Nielsen and Hakon Børresen.

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Artist Manager
Boris Orlob
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Repertoire Opera

Adams Nixon in China Nixon
Berg Lulu Dr. Schön
  Wozzeck Wozzeck
Enescu Oedipe Oedipe
Henze Elegie für junge Liebende Mittenhofer
Janáček The Makropulos Case Prus
  From the house of the dead Shishkov
Leoncavallo Pagliacci Tonio
Mozart Così fan tutte Don Alfonso
Mussorgski Boris Godunow Boris Godunow
Puccini Gianni Schicchi Gianni Schicchi
  Il tabarro Michele
  La fanciulla del West Jack Rance
  Tosca Scarpia
Rimsi-Korsakow The Tsar's Bride Gryaznoy
Strauss Arabella Mandryka
  Die Frau ohne Schatten Barak
  Elektra Orest
  Salome Jochanaan
Stravinsky The Rake's Progress Nick Shadow
Tchaikovsky The Queen of Spades Tomsky
Verdi I Vespri siciliani Alfino
  Macbeth Macbeth
  Simon Boccanegra Boccanegra
  Un ballo in maschera Anckarström
Wagner Der fliegende Holländer Holländer
  Lohengrin Teralmund
  Meistersinger von Nürnberg Hans Sachs
  Parsifal Amfortas
  Das Rheingold Wotan
  Siegfried Wanderer
  Tristan und Isolde Kurvenal
  Walküre Wotan


Velkommen Johan Reuter!
With Johan Reuter we welcome one of the most prominent singers of his generation to our general management.

Reuter is a regular guest on the big stages of the world, from the Metropolitan Opera New York to Opéra de Paris or the Bavarian State Opera Munich. In addition to his intense activity as an opera soloist, he is also sought-after as a concert and lied singer.
We are looking forward to the collaboration!



Lohengrin / Bayerische Staatsoper München / 09.12.22 /

"dem unsicheren Gatten Telramund gegenüber, den Johan Reuter auch sängerisch überragend charakterisierte" 

Der fliegende Holländer / Canadian Opera Company / 09.10.22 /

"an intelligent blend of colour and texture infused with real feeling" 

Oedipe / Dutch National Opera / 08.12.18 /

"den glänzend singenden und spielenden Johan Reuter" 
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