Johanna Wallroth was thrust into the limelight in 2019 when she took First Prize in the prestigious Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition with her “immediately engaging, intelligent and detailed performance” (Bachtrack). She subsequently joined the Opernstudio of the Wiener Staatsoper from the start of the 20/21 season where she has perfomed Giannetta (L’elisir d’amore), A Voice from Heaven (Don Carlos) and Barbarina (Le Nozze di Figaro) in a livestream performance under Philippe Jordan. Johanna is currently in rehearsal for a new production of Monteverdi’s La Coronazione di Poppea, scheduled to premiere on 22 May. In addition to her upcoming commitments to the Wiener Staatsoper for the 21/22 season (still to be announced) Johanna will perform this summer at a gala concert with the Drottingholm Baroque Orchestra, with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra under Daniel Harding and makes her debut with Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France under Barbara Hannigan.
“Receiving the Birgit Nilsson Scholarship is absolutely fantastic and to be associated with Birgit Nilsson’s name is an enormous honour. I interpret it as an acknowledgment and confirmation that I am on the right track with my vocal and musical development. The Stipendium also provides a financial security which will enable me to continue my focus and develop my career.”