- John Janssen

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1948 born in Weert, the Netherlands.  
1966 Conservatory of Maastricht, NL.
Jo Dusseldorp, Piano A-diploma.
1969 Voice - Hans-Günther Grimm
C-diploma and Price of Excellency.
1977 Engagement at the Musiktheater im Revier, Gelsenkirchen. First guest engagement at the State Opera of Hamburg.
1982 Wolfgang Sawallisch engaged him at the Nationaltheater of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich.  
Guest engagements at the State Opera of Vienna, Berlin, Hamburg and Wiesbaden.
Amongst the many conductors with whom John cooperated belong Wolfgang Sawallisch, Carlos Kleiber and Ferdinand Leitner.
1983 Festspielpreis of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich.
1984 Singer of the year, Munich.
1985 at the exparation of the contract, John rejected further engagement for three more years. Change to tenor.  
First appearences as a tenor:  Mozart-Requiem. First  opera role at the Stadttheater of Bern, Sali (Romeo) in A village Romeo and Julia from Frederick Delius. After that production GMD promnised the titeleroles in Peter Grimes and Pasival. This promise was unfortunaley broken.
Guest-engagements: Vienna State Opera (Titlerole Jakob Lenz; Operahouse Massimo Bellini, Catania (World prime,  Bozzetto Siciliano, Sylvano Busotti); Biennalen, Venice (Carmina Burana) oratorio concerts, songrecitals, voiceteacher.
1993 move to Italy. Engagement Operetta Companie Edipo, Reggio Emili.a. Danilo / Merry Widow (Svetla Vassileva sang the widow). Cavallino Bianco (Im Weißen Rössl), Capitano Hans (Paese dei Campanelli).
2002 move to Germany.
2009 Titlerole Don Giovanni, Solingen and Remscheid.
Oratorio Concerts. Voiceteacher and Masterclasses:  Casalmaggiore International Festival; Weber State University. Private Voice lessons. Churchconcerts, Songrecitals.
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