Johnny van Hal was born in the Netherlands and grew up in Sweden. His musical education was at the Music Academy in Malmö and at the Opera Academy in Gothenburg.

He has studied further with Berit Lindholm, Harald Ek and Kirsten Buhl Møller and taken master classes with Håkan Hagegård, Ulla Hedblad, Alf Häggstam, Birgit Nilsson, Birgit Nordin, Kerstin Meyer, Dorothy Irving, Peter Lindroos, Jane Manning and Torbjörn Lillieqvist.

Johnny van Hal is coached by Prof. Peter Berne in Kirschbach, Jeffrey Goldberg in New York, Richard Trimborn in München, Mark Pinzow in Leipzig and Gregory Lamar in New York.

Since 1993 he has been part of the soloist ensemble at the Royal Danish Opera in Copenhagen. In addition to his work there, he has done guest performances in Bologna, Essen, Riga, Sao Paulo, Weimar, Vienna and Zurich, amongst others.

Most important in his opera repertoire are these Wagner parts:
Title parts in Tristan and Isolde, Tannhäuser, Siegfried, Parsifal and Lohengrin, as well as Erik in Der fliegende Holländer and Walther von Stolzing in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg.

Other large parts are Herod in Salome, Bacchus in Ariadne aus Naxos, Der Kaiser in Die Frau ohne Schatten, Alwa in Lulu, Sergei in Lady Machbeth of Mtsensk, The Prince in Rusalka, Florestan in Leonore, Cavaradossi in Tosca and the title part as Franz Kafka / Josef K in Kafkas Trial by Poul Ruders.

From his concert repertoire: the tenor solo in Beethovens “9th Symphony”, “Christus am Ölberge” and “Missa Solemnis”, Dvorák’s “Requiem” and “Stabat Mater”, “Das Buch mit sieben Siegeln” by Schmidt and Mahlers “Das Lied von der Erde”.
CONDUCTORS

Matthias Aeschbacher • Giordano Bellincampi • Dietfried Bernet • Michael Boder • Thomas Dausgaard • Daniele Gatti • Søren Kinch Hansen • Owain Arwel Hughes • Philippe Jordan • Axel Kober • Jiri Kout • Friedemann Layer • Harry Lender • Cornelius Meister • Roberto Minczuk • Clas Pehrsson • Modestas Pitrenas • Lawrence Renes • Gerd Schaller • Michael Schønwandt • Stefan Soltesz • Marc Soustrot • Carl St. Clair • Thomas Søndergård • Tamás Vetö • Tadeusz Wojciechowski
SELECTED REPERTOIRE

HUGO EMIL ALFVÉN
Sinfonia del mare Nr. 4 c-moll op. 39

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Matthäus-Passion | St Matthew Passion
Magnificat
Weihnachtsoratorium | Christmas Oratorio

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN
Fidelio / Erster Gefangener
Leonore / Florestan
9th Symphony
Missa Solemnis
Christus am Ölberge

ALBAN MARIA JOHANNES BERG
Lulu / Alwa
Wozzeck / Tambourmajor

EDWARD BENJAMIN BRITTEN
The Rape of Lucretia / Male chorus
The Holy Sonnets of John Donne, op. 35

ANTONÍN LEOPOLD DVORÁK
Rusalka / The Prince
Requiem Stabat Mater

NIELS WILHELM GADE
Korsfarerne

CHRISTOPH WILLIBALD RITTER VON GLUCK
La contesa de’ Numi

ANDREAS HALLÉN
Ett Juloratorium | A Christmas Oratorio

FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN
The Creation | Die Schöpfung
The Seasons | Die Jahreszeiten

GEORG FRIEDRICH HÄNDEL
Israel in Egypt
Messiah

GUSTAV MAHLER
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen | Songs of a Travelling
Das Lied von der Erde | The Song of the Earth

GIAN CARLO MENOTTI
Amahl and the Night Visitors / King Caspar

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
Die Zauberflöte / Erster Geharnichter
Le Nozze di Figaro / Don Curzio
Requiem
Idomeneo, rè di Creta / Überste Priest
Mässa No. 14 C-dur, Krönungsmässe
Mässa No. 16 C-moll, Grosse C-moll
Mässa No. 4 C-moll, Missa Solemnis | Weisenhausmesse

CARL NIELSEN
Fynsk Foraar
Saul og David / Jonathan

CARL HENRIK LUDOLF NIELSEN
Babelstårnet op.35 | Der Turm zu Babel

GIACOMO ANTONIO DOMENICO MICHELE SECUNDO
Maria Puccini
Tosca / Cavaradossi
Missa di Gloria

JACQUES OFFENBACH
Hoffmann’s Erzählungen / Hoffmann

KRZYSTOF PENDERECKI
Die Teufel von Loudun / de Laubardemont

SERGEI PROKOFIEV
The Love for Three Oranges / The prince

CIACOMO PUCCINI
Tosca / Cavaradossi

ARIEL RAMIREZ
Navidad Nuestra
Missa Criolla

EMIL EDVARD JOHANNES REESEN
Farinelli / Farinelli

GIOACCHINO ANTONIO ROSSINI
Ill Viaggo a Reims / Don Luigino

POUL ROUDERS
Kafka’s Trial / Franz Kafka / Josef K
The Handmaid's Tale / Luke

CHARLES CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS
Chirstmas oratorio op.12

POUL JULIUS OUSCHER SCHIERBECK
Dronning Dagmar | Queen Dagmar

FRANZ SCHMIDT
Das Buch mit sieben Siegeln / Johannes

FRANZ PETER SCHUBERT
Deutsche Messe (D. 872)

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH
Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District / Sergei

RICHARD STRAUSS
Ariadne auf Naxos / Bacchus
Die Frau ohne Schatten / Der Kaiser
Der Rosenkavalier / Der Wirt
Elektra / Aegist
Salome / Herod

WILHELM RICHARD WAGNER
Der Rheingold / Froh
Der Fliegende Holländer / Erik
Parsifal / Parsifal
Tannhäuser / Tannhäuser
Tannhäuser / Walther von der Vogelweide
Tannhäuser / Heinrich der Schreiber
Die Meistersinger in Nürnberg / Walther von Stolzing
Lohengrin / Lohengrin
Siegfried / Siegfried
Tristan und Isolde: /Tristan

KURT JULIAN WEILL
Berliner Requiem

GIUSEPPE FORTUNINO FRANCESCO VERDI
Otello / Rodrigo
Nabucco / Ismaele
Requiem