Since the beginning of the 2018/19 season Joana Mallwitz holds the position of Music Director of the Staatstheater Nürnberg, where she leads new productions of Prokofiev’s “Krieg und Frieden” and Wagner’s “Lohengrin” in the current season. Furthermore she gives her debut at the Bavarian State Opera with “Eugen Onegin” and “L’elisir d’amore” and conducts a new production of “Der Rosenkavalier” at the Den Norske Opera Oslo.
From 2014/15 until the end of the 2017/18 season, she was Music Director at the Theater Erfurt, where she conducted new productions of “Wozzeck”, “Tosca”, “Così fan tutte”, “Madama Butterfly”, “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg”, “Don Giovanni”, “Die Zauberflöte” and “Die lustige Witwe”.
After her successful debut at the Oper Frankfurt with Debussy’s “Pelléas et Mélisande” in 2017, she returned to Frankfurt the following year for a new production of “Die lustige Witwe”. Also in the 2017/18 season she led a series of performances of Mozart’s “Die Zauberflöte” at the Royal Opera House in Copenhagen, where she had perviously conducted “Cavalleria rusticana” / “Pagliacci”, “Macbeth”, “Madama Butterfly” and “The Flying Dutchman.”
Joana Mallwitz has also worked at the Zurich Opera (“Macbeth”), the Hamburg State Opera (“Elisir d’amore”) and conducted “Das Rheingold” and “Götterdämmerung” at Latvian National Opera in Riga.In concert Ms. Mallwitz has appeared with the Royal Danish Orchestra, the Dresden Philharmonic, the Göteborg Symphony Orchestra, the HR Sinfonieorchester, the Philharmonia Orchestra in London, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Kremerata Baltica. In the current season leads concerts with with orchestras like the SWR Symphonieorchester Stuttgart, the Frankfurter Museumsorchester and the Stuttgarter Philharmoniker.
Joana Mallwitz began her career as a Kapellmeister at Theater Heidelberg, where she conducted a substantial repertoire, including Beethoven’s “Fidelio”, Mozart’s “Idomeneo”, “La clemenza di Tito”, “Le nozze di Figaro”, Strauss’ “Salome”, Tchaikovsky’s “Eugen Onegin,” as well as Verdi’s “Aida” and “Rigoletto”.
She studied conducting with Professor Martin Brauß and Professor Eiji Oue, as well as piano with Professor Karl-Heinz Kämmerling and Professor Bernd Goetzke at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover. In 2009 Joana Mallwitz was awarded the prestigious Lower-Saxony »Praetorius Musik-Förderpreis« award.