Since 2014 Joana Mallwitz holds the position of Music Director at Theater Erfurt, where she has conducted new productions of “Wozzeck”, “Tosca”, “Così fan tutte”, “Madama Butterfly”, “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg” and “Don Giovanni”.
After her successful debut at the Oper Frankfurt with Debussy’s “Pelléas et Mélisande” in 2017, she will return to Frankfurt later this season for a new production of “The Merry Widow”. She will also lead a series of performances of Mozart’s “Magic Flute” at the Royal Opera House in Copenhagen, where she has conducted “Cavalleria rusticana” / “Pagliacci”, “Macbeth”, “Madama Butterfly” and “The Flying Dutchman” in previous years.
Joana Mallwitz has worked at the Zurich Opera (“Macbeth”), the Hamburg State Opera (“Elisir d’amore”) and conducted “Das Rheingold” and “Götterdämmerung” at Latvian National Opera in Riga. In concert she appeared with the Royal Danish Orchestra, the Dresden Philharmonic, the Göteborg Symphony Orchestra and the Kremerata Baltica. This season debuts include collaborations with Philharmonia Orchestra London, City of Birmingham Orchestra and HR Sinfonieorchester.
Joana Mallwitz began her career as a Kapellmeister at Theater Heidelberg, where she was able to conduct a substantial repertoire, including Beethoven’s “Fidelio”, Mozart’s “Idomeneo”, “La clemenza di Tito”, “Le nozze di Figaro”, Strauss’ “Salome”, Tschaikovsky’s “Eugen Onegin” and Verdi’s “Aida” and “Rigoletto”.
She studied conducting with Professor Martin Brauß and Professor Eiji Oue, as well as piano with Professor Karl-Heinz Kämmerling and Professor Bernd Goetzke at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover. 2009 Joana Mallwitz was awarded the prestigious Lower Saxon »Praetorius Musik-Förderpreis« award.
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