Jutta Maria Böhnert – sopraan


Born in Baden Baden, Jutta Maria Böhnert studied singing with Professor Sylvia Geszty at the Stuttgart Music School.
Her first opera engagement was at the the National Opera Nüremberg. During this period, she has been invited to Berlin’s Deutsche Oper, the Opera House in Hannover, the Munich State Theater am Gärtnerplatz and the Staastoper Berlin.

Her career continues as a member of the soloist ensemble of the Kassel State Theater. She performed in various concerts and opera productions in Europe, France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, and more widely in Australia, China and Japan.

Her repertoire includes the roles of Fiordilidgi, Cosi fan tutte, Micaela, Carmen, Blanche, Dialogues des Carmélites.
The magazine Opernwelt nominated her “Young Artist” for the role of Verdi’s Gilda, staged by Vera Nemirova.

Her interpretation of Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier, is one of her great successes at the Cologne Opera alongside Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, further performed also at the State Opera in Wiesbaden and at the Stuttgart Opera under the direction of Manfred Honeck on a staging by Stefan Herheim.

With her warm timbre she interprets with great acclaim the lyrical roles of Händel and Mozart, roles such as Fiordilidgi and Konstanze at the Castle Theater of Potsdam and at the Cologne Opera House under the direction of Konrad Junghänel. Under his conduction, she also shines in the female lead role of Händel’s Teseo at the Stuttgart Opera House and in Poro at the Händelfestspiele Göttingen and Xerxes at the Komische Oper Berlin.

At the Händelfestspiele Halle she sang the role of Ginevra in Ariodante under the direction of Frederico Maria Sardelli.
In Dresden she interprets the main female role in Teofane by Antonio Lotti conducted by Helmut Branny.

At the Lucerne Opera House in Switzerland she sang with great success under the guidance of the British conductor Howard Arman the title role of Alcina , as well as the role of Belinda in Dido and Aeneas. With the same collaboration, she performed at the Händelfestspiele Halle the soprano part in The Feast of Alexander by Händel.

She frequently performs a serie of concerts with Baroque repertoire together with the Windsbacher Knabenchor, the Kreuzchor of Dresden and the Thomanerchor of Leipzig, works of Bach-Weihnachtsoratorium, Matthäus- Johannes- Passion, recorded by Sony and Rondeau.

With Peter Kopp and his Vocal Consort Dresden, she sang works of Friedrich Naumann and the role of Nitocris in Händel’s Belshazzar at the Frauenkirche in Dresden.

In the Great Konzerthaus in Berlin she performed Anna in the opera Dido, Queen of Karthago with the Elbipolis Orchestra, conducted by Florian Heyerlick.

Under the direction of Lothar Zagrosek she sang the Amore part in Paride ed Elena (Gluck) in Berlin and Euridice in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice at the Cologne Opera House conducted by Konrad Junghänel.

Jutta Maria Böhnert performed several Mozart roles, such as Susanna, Pamina, as well as the Contessa di Almaviva from Le Nozze di Figaro at the Castle Theater in Potsdam in the highly acclaimed staging of Andreas Dresen and at the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, furthermore at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, St. Petersburg Philharmonie (direction Vassily Sinaisky) and finally at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf directed by Axel Kober.

She sang with great success the part of Michaëla in Bizet’s Carmen at the Cologne Opera House and at the Lucerne Theater in Switzerland. Under the guidance of Sir Neville Marriner, she performed the Messe in C of Mozart at the Tonhalle in Düsseldorf.
During her engagement at the Lucerner Theater Jutta Maria Böhnert sang the roles of Anna Glawari in Franz Lehar’s Merry Widow, Mimi in Puccini’s La Bohème , Beatrice in Beatrice et Benedict of Berlioz and the title role of Bellini’s Norma.

In addition, she collaborates with conductors such as Pierre Boulez, Christian Thielemann, Lothar Zagrosek, Daniele Gatti, Philippe Jordan, Adam Fischer, Vassily Sinaisky, Axel Kober, Claude Schnitzler, Michael Helmrath, Laurence Equilbey, Helmuth Rilling, Sebastien Rouland, John Axelrod, Jonathan Nott, Markus Stenz, Howard Arman, Konrad Junghänel, Markus Poschner, Jos van Immerseel, Laurence Equilbey and Sir Neville Marriner.

From 2004 to 2012, she performed at the Bayreuth Festival the role of a Blumenmädchen as well as the Knappe in Parsifal. During a tour with the Cologne Opera to Shanghai, she sang the Waldvogel in Siegfried and Woglinde in Wagner’s Das Rheingold and the Götterdämmerung. She also performed Gutrune with the Bamberg Philharmonic under the direction of Jonathan Nott.

Next to the opera, Jutta Maria Böhnert dedicates herself to Lied recitals. She performs in particular the repertoire of Schubert, Schumann, Berg, and the Mélodies of the french composers such as Bizet, Fauré, Chausson and Débussy.
She gives recitals at the Brandenburg Summer Festival, in the Castle Theater in Potsdam, in Dnepropetrovsk (Ukraine) as part of the Festival Music without Limits, at the Wigmore Hall in London and in the Netherlands.


Repertoire of performed Operas

Beethoven Fidelio // Marzelline
Bellini Norma // Norma
Berlioz Béatrice et Bénédict // Béatrice Bizet Carmen // Micaela

Gluck Orfeo ed Euridice // Euridice Paride ed Helena //Amore Gounod Roméo et Juliette // Juliette
Händel Ariodante // Ginevra
Belshazzar // Nitocris

Poro //Cleofide
Teseo // Agilea
Alcina // Alcina
Humperdinck Hänsel und Gretel // Gretel Ibert Angélique // Angélique

Léhar Die lustige Witwe // Hanna Glawari
Martin Le Vin Herbé // Branghien
Monteverdi L‘ Incoronazione di Poppea // Drusilla Mozart Così fan tutte // Fiordiligi

Die Entführung aus dem Serail // Konstanze La Finta Giardiniera // Arminda
Le Nozze di Figaro // Gräfin, Susanna
Die Zauberflöte // Pamina

Lucio Silla // Celia
Offenbach Les Contes d’Hoffmann // Antonia
Poulenc Les Dialogues des Carmélites // Blanche de la Force
Puccini La Bohème // Mimi
Purcell Dido and Aeneas // Belinda
Rossini Il viaggio a Reims // Corinna
Strauss Der Rosenkavalier // Sophie
Staud Die Antilope (Uraufführung beim Lucerne Festival 2014 mit Texten von Durs Grünbein)
Verdi Rigoletto // Gilda
Vivaldi Orlando Furioso // Angelica
Wagner Parsifal // Blumenmädchen (2/2)
Das Rheingold/Götterdämmerung /Siegfried // Woglinde // Gutrune // Waldvogel
Tannhäuser // Hirt
Wernicke Actus tragicus // Sopran I

Concert Performances

J.S. Bach Weihnachtsoratorium Johannespassion Matthäuspassion

Kantate Nr.23 „Du wahrer Gott“
Kantate Nr.26 „Ach wie flüchtig“,
Kantate Nr.51 ” Jauchzet Gott”
Kantate Nr. 52 „Falsche Welt, dir trau ich nicht“ Kantate Nr. 191 “Gloria in excelsis Deo”

Messe in A,
Messe in C Messe in h
C.Ph.E. Bach Magnificat
Beethoven Kantate auf den Tod Josephs ll
Sinfonie Nr.9, d-moll,
Missa solemnis in D-Dur, op.123
Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem
Bruckner Te Deum Requiem
Händel Der Messias, Dixit Dominus
E.T.A. Hoffmann Miserere
Haydn Die Schöpfung, Jahreszeiten
Mendelssohn- Bartholdy
Vom Himmel hoch, Der 42. Psalm „Wie der Hirsch schreit“ Lobgesang
Mahler Sinfonie Nr.4 in G-Dur
Mozart Messe in c
Messe in C „Krönungsmesse“
Requiem, Exultate Jubilate
Naumann Amore Giustificato
Vater unser
Orff Carmina Burana
Pergolesi Stabat Mater, Gloria
Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle

Saint-Saens Weihnachtsoratorium Schubert Messe in Eb
Messe in G
Messe in Ab

Strauss Deutsche Motette Tippett A Child of our Time Vivaldi Gloria
Weber Missa Sancta Nr.2 in G


Frank Martin: „Le Vin Herbé“ – Partie der Branghäne
mit dem Rias Kammerchor und dem Scharoun Ensemble unter der Leitung von Daniel Reuss
(Harmonia Mundi 2005)

W.A. Mozart: „Requiem“
mit dem Thomanerchor Leipzig und dem Gewandhausorchester unter der Leitung von Christoph Biller
(Rondeau 2004)

G.F. Händel: „Poro“ – Partie der Cleofide Göttinger Händelfestspiele
unter der Leitung von Konrad Junghänel (NDR Kultur 2006)

G.F. Händel: „Teseo“ – Partie der Agilea Staatsoper Stuttgart
unter der Leitung von Konrad Junghänel (Carus 2010)

J.S. Bach: „Weihnachtsoratorium“
mit dem Windsbacher Knabenchor und den Deutschen Kammervirtuosen Berlin
unter der Leitung von Karl-Friedrich Beringer
(Sony Classical 2012)

E.T.A. Hoffmann: „Missa d-moll“, „Miserere b-moll“
mit dem WDR Rundfunkchor und dem WDR Sinfonieorchester unter der Leitung von Rupert Huber

(WDR TCB 2012)

STRAUSS: „ Der Rosenkavalier „Schluss-Terzett“ mit
Jutta Maria Böhnert – Sophie
Anne Schwanewilms – Marschallin Regina Richter – Oktavian

und das Gürzenich- Orchester unter der Leitung von Markus Stenz (Orfeo 2012)

J.S. Bach: „Weihnachtsoratorium“ Kantaten 4-6
mit dem Windsbacher Knabenchor und den deutschen Kammervirtuosen Berlin
Unter der Leitung von Martin Lehmann
(Sony Classical 2015)