German baritone Johannes Held studied at the Royal Danish Opera Academy, Copenhagen, under the guidance of Susanna Eken. After his graduation in 2013, he became a full-time company member at Staatstheater Oldenburg, and sang roles including Papageno, Falke, and Guglielmo. He has also performed as a soloist at the Royal Danish Opera, Staatstheater Mainz, Wermland Opera and Teatro Bolzano.
Johannes is internationally active as a Lied-singer, and has performed with LaVerdi in Milano, as well as at the Meraner Festwochen, Schubertiade Roskilde, the Royal Danish Opera Copenhagen, the auditorium in Bolzano, the Teatro Garibaldi in Palermo, and GöteborgsOperan. He has also given concerts in Philadelphia and New York. His production Winterreise STAGED has been performed over 50 times in Europe. Since 2012, Johannes has also directed the Lied-Festival DER ZWERG, which brings world-class international artists to Sindelfingen, Germany every two years.