Johan Botha (tenor)

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Botha as Tenor/Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos with Anne Schwanewilms, Hamburg State Opera, 2012

Johan Botha (born 19 August 1965) is a South African operatic tenor.

Botha was born in Rustenburg, South Africa. He made his stage debut at the municipal theatre in Roodepoort as Max in Der Freischütz in 1989. His international breakthrough occurred in 1993 at the Opéra Bastille as Pinkerton in Puccini's Madama Butterfly. Since then he has performed at leading opera venues around the world such as the Metropolitan Opera, Vienna State Opera which made him a Kammersänger in 2003, Opera Australia, Royal Opera House (London), La Scala, and the Salzburg Festival. He currently lives in Vienna, Austria with his wife and two sons.


Johan Botha is the most recorded South African opera singer in history:

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