The austro-american baritone Lukas Johan is born in Raleigh NC and grows up in Vienna, Austria where he learns to play piano and finds his way to classical singing and Opera.

 

Among his first roles are Gernando (L'isola disabitata) and Ecclitico (Il mondo della luna). In 2016 he debutes the role of Don Giovanni at the Schlosstheater Schönbrunn, one of his prime roles still today, which he sings again in 2017 (Vienna Summer Music Festival) and 2019 (Brooklyn Theater, Pretoria, South Africa). He performes various roles at the Off Theater Vienna: Marco and Notaio (Gianni Schicchi), Ben (The Telephone) in 2016 and Guglielmo (Così fan tutte) in 2018. Further engagements inlude the roles Dancairo and Morales in Carmen in Frankfurt and Fiorello (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) at the Cartuja Center in Seville, Spain in 2018  with Opera Classica. Among Johans prime roles are  Papageno which he sings in a children's adaptation in whole of Austria in 2017. He partakes in several operertta festivals in Austria as Dr. Falke (Die Fledermaus) and Graf Homonay (Der Zigeunerbaron). International engagements include his prime role Don Giovanni (Brooklyn Theater, Pretoria, South Africa) as well as La Bohème (Mercury Opera, Edmonton, Canada) in 2019 wehre Edmonton Journal called his performance as Marcello “striking”.

 

He attends masterclasses of Francisco Araiza, Mirella Freni, Angelika Kirchschlager and works with conductors such as Guido Mancusi (Volksoper Wien), Christian Schulz (Wiener Symphoniker), Sohrab Kashef (Teheran Orchestra) and Karolos Trikolidis and has worked with teacher such as Gregory Lamar (Komische Oper Berlin), Oskar Hillebrandt (Tiroler Sommer Festspiele Erl), Hans-Josef Kasper, Kurt Equiluz until, Peter Edelmann in Vienna (University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna) and Mark Schnaible who until now remains his current teacher.

 

 

Further upcoming appearances in 2019 include Belcore (L'elisir d'amore) at the Off Theater Vienna, Papageno (Die Zauberflöte)with Opera Classica as well as Hermann and Schlemil (Les Contes d'Hoffmann) in the Oper Klosterneuburg and several song recitals.