Lukas Johan was born in Raleigh North Carolina and grew up in Vienna Austria where at the age of six he begins to study piano at the Vienna Conservatory. Through playing the piano he finds his way to singing and starts studying in Vienna where he later sings his first opera roles at the Vienna International Opera Academy. Gernando in Joseph Haydn’s “L’isola disabitata” and Ecclitico in Haydn’s “Il mondo della luna” both in a staging for chamber orchestra.

 

He continues his studies with teachers all over the world 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. 

 

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 .

 

One of Lukas' prime roles is Don Giovanni, which he performs in 2016 for his debut at Schlosstheater Schönbrunn. One year later he sings three full performances of Don Giovanni within 24h at the Vienna Summer Music Festival and does so with great success. Due to his flexibility on stage his interpretation of Papageno is the highlight of a tour production in 2017 in Vienna and various Austrian venues. Furthermore Lukas Johan is highly active as a concert singer throughout the year.