Johanni van Oostrum made her debut at De Nederlandse Opera in Amsterdam under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle in the role of Marschallin in R. Strauss’ “Der Rosenkavalier” (2011). During the same season, she portrayed the title role in Janáček’s “Kátia Kabanová” under the direction of Harry Kupfer. Upcoming engagements include the role of Kátia Kabanová at the International Janáček Festival Brno in the Czech Republic and Marschallin at the Komische Oper Berlin. Her repertoire also includes, amongst others, Countess Almaviva (Mozart’s “Le nozze di Figaro”), Elsa (Wagner’s “Lohengrin”), Micaëla (Bizet’s “Carmen”), and she has an extensive oratorio and German lied repertoire. Johanni studied at the University of Pretoria and received vocal training from Kammersängerin Dr. Mimi Coertse. She was a member of the Black Tie Opera Studio. She pursued vocal studies in the Netherlands and in Germany, and is currently being coached by Charlotte Margiono. Johanni has won the 2005 Dutch Vocal Competition (Erna Spoorenberg Concours), and the Ruth Lopin Nash Award for the 1st prize in the New York Oratorio Society’s Solo Competition 2009.