Born 1985 in Baden near Vienna, JOHANNA KROKOVAY first attended the Vienna Music High School, at the age of 16 she began her vocal studies with Christine Schwarz at the Vienna Conservatory and is now working with Ursula Langmayr. For many years she was a member of the Arnold Schoenberg Choir, with which she performed numerous concerts and operas at home and abroad and also participated in several recordings of the ASC Edition She has collaborated with conductors such as Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Daniel Harding, Leo Hussain, Erwin Ortner, Salomon Kamp, Stefan Gottfried, Rani Calderon, Manuel Schuen, Ingmar Beck, but also Cornelius Meister, under whom she performed Mahler’s Second Symphony.
The singer has sung on the stages of the Musikverein and Concerthaus in Vienna, at the Theater an der Wien, at the Grand Theatre in Aix-en-Provence, the Lucerne Cultural and Congress Center, and at the International Days of Harnoncourt. She took over the alto solo in the J. S. Bach’s Mass in B minor in 2017 in a live broadcast on ORF III and the online classical music channel Fidelio, but standard works such as Handel’s Messiah are also on her repertoire list. In the 2021/22 season, she will be performing Handel’s oratorio Susanna, the children’s production of Mozart’s Figaro and Rossini’s criminal opera Detectives at Theatre an der Wien, and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. This year she can be heard in the filmed opera Joan of Arc by Johannes Kalitzke at the Carinthian Summer Festival in the role of the Mother and First Policeman.