The austro-american baritone Lukas Johan was born in Raleigh, North Carolina and raised in Vienna, Austria where at the age of six he began to study piano at the Vienna Conservatory. Through playing the piano he found his way to singing and started working with various teachers around the globe including Gregory Lamar (Komische Oper Berlin), Oskar Hillebrandt (Tiroler Sommer FestspieleErl), Hans-Josef Kasper and Kurt Equiluz until he became a student of Peter Edelmann at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. Lukas Johan attended master-classes of Francisco Araiza, Mirella Freni, and Angelika Kirchschlager.
Highlights of his repertoire include, Don Giovanni (Mozart: Don Giovanni), Papageno (Mozart: Die Zauberflöte), Marcello (Puccini: La Bohème), The Count (Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro), Belcore (Donizetti: L’elisir d’amore), Guglielmo (Mozart: Così fan tutte), Dr. Falke (Strauss: Die Fledermaus), Count Homonay (Strauss: Der Zigeunerbaron), Escamillo (Bizet: Carmen) and Schlemihl (Offenbach: Les Contes d’Hoffmann). All of which he has sung internationally, in small to medium houses in Pretoria (South Africa), Edmonton (Alberta, Canada), Ludwigsburg (Germany), Vienna (Austria), Sevilla (Spain) and Klosterneuburg (Austria).
Johan’s performances of Lied and oratorio are in high demand. He has sung many song cycles by Schubert, Schumann, Mahler, Brahms, as well as masses by Mozart, Fauré and Joseph Haydn all around Austria and Germany.