Juliane Banse

Few sopranos of her generation have been as successful as Juliane Banse in so many areas of the repertoire. Her operatic roles range from the Feldmarschallin (Der Rosenkavalier), Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Vitellia (La clemenza di Tito) and Leonora (Fidelio), to Grete in Franz Schreker’s Der ferne Klang and Schneewittchen in Heinz Holliger’s Schneewittchen.

Born in southern Germany, Banse first took lessons with Paul Steiner, later with Ruth Rohner at the Zurich Opera House, and completed her studies with Brigitte Fassbaender and Daphne Evangelatos in Munich.

Since 2020 she has been teaching as a professor at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. She also gives masterclasses and participates as a jury member in international competitions.

The artist has worked with numerous renowned conductors, including Lorin Maazel, Kent Nagano, Riccardo Chailly, Bernard Haitink, Franz Welser-Möst, Claudio Abbado and Manfred Honeck. Lieder recitals have always been her passion and have taken her to the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, Wigmore Hall in London, Wiener Konzerthaus, Kölner Philharmonie, and Pierre Boulez Saal in Berlin, among other locations.