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 conducting Debussy’s “Pelléas et Mélisande” at Oper Frankfurt in 2017, Ms. Mallwitz returns to Frankfurt later this season for a new production of “The Merry Widow”. This autumn, she will also lead a series of performances of Mozart’s “Magic Flute” at the Royal Opera House in Copenhagen, where she is a frequent guest conductor, and has led previous productions of “Cavalleria rusticana” / “Pagliacci”, “Macbeth”, “Madama Butterfly” and “The Flying Dutchman”.
Ms. Mallwitz has conducted at Zurich Opera (“Macbeth”), the Hamburg State Opera (“Elisir d’amore”) and at the Latvian National Opera in Riga (“Das Rheingold” and “Götterdämmerung”). In concert, Joana Mallwitz has appeared with the Dresden Philharmonic, the Royal Danish Orchestra, the Göteborg Symphony Orchestra and the Kremerata Baltica. This season, she makes concert debuts with the Philharmonia Orchestra London, the City of Birmingham Orchestra, and HR Sinfonieorchester.
Joana Mallwitz began her career at the age of 20, as Kapellmeister and assistant to the GMD at Theater Heidelberg, where she conducted a substantial amount of repertoire, including Beethoven’s “Fidelio”, Mozart’s “Idomeneo”, “La clemenza di Tito”, and “Le nozze di Figaro”, Strauss’ “Salome”, Tschaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin”, and Verdi’s “Aida” and “Rigoletto”. She studied conducting with Professors Martin Brauß and Eiji Oue, as well as piano with Professors Karl-Heinz Kämmerling and Bernd Goetzke at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover. In 2009, Ms Mallwitz was awarded the prestigious Lower Saxon »Praetorius Musik-Förderpreis« award.