After graduating magna cum laude from his studies in Karlsruhe, Germany, Johannes Mannov has gone on to perform a variety of operatic roles including Orestes ELEKTRA, the title-role and Leporello DON GIOVANNI, Guglielmo COSI FAN TUTTE, Figaro and Il Conte LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, the title-role BILLY BUDD, the title-role EUGENE ONEGIN, Papageno DIE ZAUBERFLOETE, Nick Shadow THE RAKE’S PROGRESS, Kurwenal TRISTAN UND ISOLDE, Wolfram TANNHAUSER and Golaud PELLEAS ET MELISANDE in productions by many of the world’s leading directors including Willy Decker, Graham Vick, Peter Konwitschny, David Pountney, Kasper Holten, Francesca Zambello and Götz Friedrich. Mannov has worked in many of the world’s leading houses including the State Houses of Kassel, Hamburg and Berlin, Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Brussels, Opéra de Paris, the Royal Opera of Copenhagen, New Israeli Opera, San Diego Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Wellington City Opera in New Zealand and Teatro Municipal, Santiago, Chile.
Mr Mannov has worked with many renowned conductors including Gary Bertini, Herbert Blomstedt, Adam Fischer, Thomas Hengelbrock, Phillippe Herreweghe, Christopher Hogwood, René Jacobs, Armin Jordan, Philippe Jordan, Sir Neville Marriner, Lord Yehudi Menuhin, Kent Nagano, Sir Antonio Pappano, Vasily Petrenko, Mstislav Rostropowitch, Peter Schreier and Jeffrey Tate. Mr Mannov’s appearances on the concert platform have taken him to the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Wiener Konzerthaus, Berliner Philharmonie and Berliner Konzerthaus, London Barbican Centre, Tonhalle Zürich, Palau de la Música and Theatre de Champs-Élysées and Cité de la Musique in Paris as well as to the festivals of Garsington, Perth, Edinburgh, Luzerne, Istanbul, Schleswig Holstein, Bard Summerscape N.Y., Innsbruck, Brussels, Milano, Madrid and Venice.
He has personally collaborated with composers including Steen Pade, Poul Ruders, Luigi Nono and Hans Werner Henze on world premieres of their work and in 2016 sang the role of Hatred in Rued Langgaard’s ANTIKRIST, conducted by Thomas Dausgaard at the Rued Langgaard Festival. In 2017 Mr Mannov sang the role of Claudius in Nordic Opera’s production of the critically acclaimed HAMLET IN ABSENTIA by the prize-winning librettist Jakob Weiss and composer Hugi Gudmundsson.
2018 saw his role-debut in the title-role of RIGOLETTO at Teateret Undergrunden, Denmark, Joseph in L’ENFANCE DU CHRIST with the Radio Orchestra in Madrid and concerts of songs of Wagner and Liszt at the VOICES Festival in Germany and at Falster Koncerthus, Denmark. Upcoming performances include Judge Turpin in SWEENY TODD at the Royal Opera in Copenhagen, Haydn’s JAHRESZEITEN with Aalborg Symphony Ochestra and Recitals with works by Wolf, Mahler, Liszt and Wagner in Denmark and Germany. Johannes Mannov holds a position as professor of voice at the Hochschule für Musik, Nürnberg and gives masterclasses in Denmark, Italy and Germany. He was a guest lecturer at the Universität der Künste in Berlin, at the Kfar Blum Festival in Israel and at the Academy Tito Schipa in Lecce, Italy. He was a visiting lecturer at the Conservatorio Battista Pergolesi in Fermo, Italy in the Fall of 2018, and at the Conservatorio Francesco Venezze in Rovigo in the summer of 2019. Mr. Mannov is regularly part of evaluation processes in connection with stipends and scholarships and has been a successful initiator of a number projects within the world of the performing arts.