Biography

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The German soprano Joo-Anne Bitter is today considered to be the ideal cast in the lyric dramatic Wagnerian subject. Her role debuts as Elsa in Lohengrin and Eva in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Conduct Gustav Kuhn) at the Tyrolean Festival Erl in Austria and tours to China will be followed as Elisabeth in Tannhäuser at the Stadttheater Klagenfurt next season.

Joo-Anne Bitter has consistently developed these successes: Parallel to her studies in musicology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Joo-Anne Bitter purposefully pursued her dream of a professional singing career and studied privately Singing in Vienna and Italy with KS Gertrud Ottenthal and Antonio Carangelo. After completing her master's degree, she initially worked as a PR consultant and communication coach, before the success of her Donna Anna debut in Mozart's Don Giovanni at the Hamburg Chamber Opera encouraged her to fully devote herself to her artistic talents. Her debut at the Opera Festival Mauritius as Leïla in Bizet's The Pearl Fishermen and their first guest engagements at the Tyrolean Festival in Erl with the roles of Freia (Rheingold / Wagner) and 3rd Norne (Die Götterdämmerung / Wagner) reconfirmed her decision.

Meanwhile, Joo-Anne Bitter can be seen as a regular guest singer at well-known opera houses and in her extensive international concert career. Already in the spring of 2017 she appeared in the world premiere of Avner Dormans Wahnfried with the role of Eva Chamberlain at the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, where she was invited again for the role of Anna Chamberlain and Isolde Wagner in Wahnfried and as Kriemhild in Oscar Straus’ Operetta The merry Nibelungen. In March 2017, she had the honor to represent the Federal Republic of Germany in Moscow at the anniversary concert of the European Union with Beethoven's 9th Symphony (Conductor Arthur Arnold).

In 2016 Joo-Anne Bitter sang the Pamina in Mozart's Zauberflöte in Erl and the Waldvogel (Siegfried) and Freia (Rheingold) in Wagner's Ring cycle. At the Staatsoperette Dresden she sung Marie in Smetana's The battered Bride.

In recent years, engagements brought her to China, the Czech Republic, the Staatsoperette Dresden and the Staatstheater Meiningen, where she was also seen as Laura in Millöcker's Der Bettelstudent. On top of that her stage repertoire includes other selected lyrical soprano roles such as Agathe (Der Freischütz / Weber), Micaëla (Carmen / Bizet), Malwina and Janthe (Der Vampyr / Marschner) and Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus/ Strauß).

Concert engagements have taken her to Russia, Mexico, Norway, the Czech Republic, Italy and Austria. She collaborates with internationally popular orchestras such as the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra a.o. and conductors such as Gustav Kuhn, Libor Pešek, Arthur Arnold, Martin Lebel, Justin Brown a.o..


As an artist, Joo-Anne Bitter seeks out roles, artistic partners and venues consistently focusing on the continuous development of her vocal potential. In selecting her engagements, she is increasingly guided by her self-concept aiming at reaching also socially disadvantaged people. Multiple charity and non-profit entries helped her to achieve the reputation of an altruistically and socially committed artist.