Johanna Brault  Mezzo-soprano


"...who, with her heavy, expressive mezzo voice lends substance to the duchess [Federica]importance!"
(Opernwelt Januar 2016)

2021 the French mezzo soprano succeeded with Elgar’s “Sea Pictures” at the Opéra de Toulon and as CARMEN at the Festival Wernigerode. In 2018 she already performed Elgar’s “Sea Pictures” with the Vogtland Philharmonic Orchestra and the New Lausitz Philharmonic Orchestra.
In 2022 she is the 3rd DAME in “Die Zauberflöte” at the Görlitz Theatre.

From 2014 until 2019 Johanna Brault was a member of the Plauen-Zwickau Theatre ensemble. Here, she sang such roles as CARMEN, CHERUBINO, MARTHE in “Faust”, FEDERICA in Verdi’s “Luisa Miller”, BOSTANA in “Der Barbier von Bagdad”, GANYMED in “Die schöne Galathée”. Recently, she made her debut here as AMNERIS.

In 2018 the artist was MADDALENA in “Rigoletto” at the Schlossfestival Wernigerode. In 2020 she returns here as CARMEN, a role she also sang at the Wuppertal Theater in 2019.

The French-born singer studied at the Conservatoire National de Région in Toulouse and the Conservatoire Supérieur National de Musique in Paris. Moreover, she obtained her Master in Modern Literature at the Université le Mirail (Toulouse).In 2014 she completed her singing studies with Prof. Claudia Visca and obtained her Master at the University of Music and Performing ART IN Vienna.

Johanna already made her first operatic experiences while she was still studying, a.o. as POLINESSO (Ariodante/Händel) at the Schlosstheater Schönbrunn , LAZULI (L'Etoile/ Chabrier) and SORCERESS (Dido and Aeneas/Purcell) at the New Studio Stages(Vienna), CLARA D’ALMANZA (Betrothal in a Monastery/Prokofiev) in Bayreuth, the THIRD DAME (Zauberflöte/Mozart) at the concert hall of the Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris and as the FORESTER’S WIFE (The Cunning Little Vixen/Janacek) at the Opéra de Rouen and at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris. During her first academic years, she made her debut in the title role of MISS JULIE/A.Bibalo) at the Hof Theatre.

Besides, Johanna Brault already performed with numerous orchestras such as the Ukrainian National Orchestra at the Kiev Philharmonic, the Poitou-Charentes Orchestra (under the musical direction of Marc Minkowski), the Orchestra Douai-Nord pas de Calais (musical direction: Stéphane Cardon)and the Orchestra of the Vienna University performing soloist parts in Mozart’s “Requiem”, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and Mahler’s 2nd symphony. She also sang on numerous festivals such as the Journées Ravel, the Festival 59 Rivoli, the Festival de Violoncelle de Beauvais, Chopin au Musée Delacroix-Paris, the Festival des Lundis musicaux de Mont-Louis, the Festival de Lagraulet, and the Festival Toulouse-les Orgues.

Johanna Brault is also especially committed to contemporary music. She participated in numerous world premieres of such composers as Tôn Thât Tiêt, Giovanni Bertelli and Aurélien Dumont. Recently, she has recorded the solo part in Giovanni Bertelli ‘s "Lorem Ipsum" with the Ensemble Court-Circuit for Radio France auf. Besides, she was invited to sing the Italian premiere of this work with the Divertimento Ensemble.

Johanna Brault is Prize Winner of the 2nd Prize in the International Singing Contest Martinelli-Pertile in Padua, Italy. In summer 2015 she was elected by the Verbier Festival Academy. She completed several master courses and participated in numerous concerts. In addition, she took master classes with Brigitte Fassbaender (2011-2013), Vladimir Chernov, Gabriel Bacquier, Jean-Philippe Lafont and Viorika Cortez.

In 2021 she was due to make her debut in Janacek’s “The Makropulos Case” at the Opéra de Dijon. Because of the COVID19 pandemic the production was canceled.

Wernigeroder Schlossfestspiele - Carmen - CARMEN
Johanna Brault portrays a strong woman with fullest physical involvement and an erotic version of the Taralalala. Her mezzo voice has a solid foundation and can artfully be increased to a beautiful volume.
A.Berger, Das Opernglas Oktober 2021
Theater Plauen-Zwickau – Aida – AMNERIS
Aida’s rival Amneris... at the very beginning and at the end showed her power in her fresh, young, well focused mezzo voice. A lot of mezzos seem to have a natural erotism in their voice. Also Johanna Brault proved to have a sizzling sensuality in it.
Der Opernfreund
Schlossfespiele Werningrode – Rigoletto – MADDALENA
Apart from the ravishing Gilda, it is of course Johanna Brault’s Maddalena, meeting the duke as an attractive seductress on an equal footing, that performs particularly well.
Joachim Lang Orpheus 05/2018 – Sept./Oct
Theater Zwickau - Eugen Onegin - OLGA
Johanna Brault as his bride Olga pleases with her flexibly guided mezzo soprano voice, enthusiasm and positivism.
Opernglas 6/2018 – G. Helbig
Theater Plauen/Zwickau - L’Orfeo – BOTIN/PROSPERINA
…and Johanna Brault as the messanger and as Prosperina lead brilliantly
Neue Musik Zeitung
Luisa Miller – FREDERICA
""Vocally and scenically Johanna Brault was a truely convincing Duchess Frederica. In the ensemble scenes she vocally did perfectly justice to the broken- vindictive element in love, which is essential for the role."
"...jult like Johanna Brault who, with her heavy, expressive mezzo voice lends substance to the duchess.”
"Johanna Brault as Luise’s rival could win the audience over in every respect."
Der neue Merker
"Johanna Brault is an expert for contemporary music theatre. With her voice she truly succeeds in giving the role of Miss Julie opera real character traits in this chamber. The way she uses vocal stylistic devices and color facets to express the desperation and abysses of a tortured soul was truly fascinating and comes really close to Strindberg’s drama. “
Photo: Sermon Fortapelsson
Photo: Sermon Fortapelsson
Photo: Sermon Fortapelsson
Ritter Blaubart
Dido and Aenes – ZAUBERIN
Luisa Miller – FREDERICA