The repertoire of the Dutch soprano Johannette Zomer ranges from medieval music through all music of the baroque and classical eras, including opera, but also Lieder, French Romanticism and Contemporary music. Johannette’s concert appearances are also many and various. She has worked with Baroque specialists such as Philippe Herreweghe, Ton Koopman, Frans Brüggen, René Jacobs, Reinard Goebel and Paul McCreesh, but has also worked with conductors including Kent Nagano, Ivan Fisher,Daniel Harding, Valery Gergiev, Reinbert de Leeuw and Peter Eötvös. She regularly gives recitals accompanied by theorbo player Fred Jacobs or fortepiano specialist Arthur Schoonderwoerd.
Johannette made her opera debut as Tebaldo in Verdi’s Don Carlo with the Nationale Reisopera in October 1996. Since then she has made regular appearances in roles including Belinda, Pamina, La Musica, Euridice, Dalinda and Ilia, and also as Amanda in Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre and Mélisande in Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande.
Regularly she contributes to recording projects. A few of her releases – all very well received in both press and radio – are the Bach Cantatas album with the English ensemble Florilegium for which she won an Edison Award, the album With Endless Teares with theorbist Fred Jacobs, showing the development of English 17th Century Song, and the album Love & Madness, an album with Händel aria’s together with Bart Schneemann, oboe.
In 2013 she founded her own ensemble the Tulipa Consort. She has performed with this ensemble at the Göttinger Handel Festspiele and in Amsterdam with Dutch oboist Bart Schneemann.