JOHANNA VON DER DEKEN Soprano
JOHANNA VON DER DEKEN, Soprano, was born in Graz, studied violin at that city´s Conservatory, and completed training as an actress at the school of the Vienna Volkstheater. Television, Film and Theatre engagements followed.
She received her training in singing at the Vienna Conservatory and as a private student of Hilde Rössel-Majdan, Hilde Zadek and Herwig Reiter.
The many facets of her repertoire embrace music from the middle ages to contemporary works. The lyric soprano has appeared as a guest artist in productions at the Theater an der Wien, the Opera House in Graz, the Berlin State Opera, the Vienna Kammeroper, the Neue Oper Vienna, the Vienna Odeon, the Oper Klosterneuburg, the Vienna Schauspielhaus, as well as at the City Theatre in Klagenfurt and at the Carinthischer Sommer.
Besides her appearances with the Vokalensemble NOVA, with which she has sung since 1998, Johanna von der Deken has participated in concerts with Die Reihe, Klangforum Wien, the Wiener Akademie, Armonico Tributo, the Haydn-Trio Eisenstadt, the Ensemble Prisma Wien, La Capella Reial de Catalunya und the Vienna Symphony Orchestra. Projects of the recent past include King David by Arthur Honegger in the Vienna Konzerthaus, Opern der Zukunft at the Graz Opera House, Haydn´s Creation at the styriarte, and the Wolfenbütteler Marienklage at the Trigonale festival.
The versatile singer has, for some years, also been active as a librettist. Recently, as a commission from the Vienna State Opera, she has written the libretto for the opera Das Städtchen Drumherum, which will be premiered in 2013.