Born in 1986, the young German tenor Johannes Dunz explored his passion for theater and opera at a very young age when participating in numerous productions at a youth theater in his hometown of Kleinmachnow. After receiving his first vocal lessons at age 10, he studied classical singing at the University of Music and Theater “Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy“ Leipzig with KS Regina Werner-Dietrich between 2009 and 2014. Important first steps in his career have been guest engagements at Altenburg/Gera Theater in Marius Felix Lange’s opera for children Das Opernschiff oder Am Südpol, denkt man, ist es heiß and Walter Braunfels’ Ulenspiegel as well as his role debuts as Gabriel von Eisenstein in Johann Straus’ Die Fledermaus (Staging: Matthias Oldag) and Leopold in Ralph Benatzky’s Im weißen Rössl in university productions in Leipzig. As a concert singer Johannes Dunz performed at the 2012 Altenburg Music Festival as well as at Gewandhaus zu Leipzig for the 2013 New Year’s Eve Concert. Further, he could be heard in recitals with pianist Phillip Moll.
In summer of 2013 Johannes Dunz was selected as a member of the Young Singers Project at Salzburg Festival where he performed under the conduction of
Paolo Carignani as Delil in Giuseppe Verdi’s Giovanna D’arco alongside Placido Domingo, Anna Netrebko and Francesco Meli. Other projects included Count of Aleçon in Walter Braunfels’ Jean D’arc (Conduction: Manfred Honeck) together with Juliane Banse, Pavol Breslik and Bryan Hymel as well as Belmonte in a children’s version of W.A. Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Conduction: Ben Gernon; Staging: Johannes Schmid). In late 2013, the young tenor made his debut at Zurich Opera House as Meister Augustin Moser in Richard Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.
Since 2014/15, Johannes Dunz is a member of the Opera Studio at Berlin’s Komische Oper and can be heard, among other roles, as Borsa in Barrie Kosky’s staging of Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto or David Umney in Marius Felix Lange’s The Canterville Ghost.
In the upcoming season of 2015/16, he is going to be heard and seen as Freddy in Andreas Homoki’s new production of Frederick Loewe’s My Fair Lady at the same house.