"Courageous rebel ... she suffers, squirms, breathes, begs (...), revealing her amazingly diverse vocal palette. If only young musicians had the same courage to open their programmes, concerts and albums like this more often! (...)
(...) Josefine Göhmann has overwhelmed us with her wonderful ease and attendant emotionality, so much so that one actually no longer focuses on "femininity" as "a" topic, but rather, by listening to this record, on entering spheres of highly nuanced variations of the subject (erotic, intellectual, human, wise). Loud applause!” - OPERNWELT
In the 2022 yearbook of the "Opernwelt" magazine, Josefine Göhmann and her musical CD "réBelles! portraits lyriques" were nominated for the Media Release of the Year Award (Arno Lücker).
This co-production with Deutschlandradio/DLF and Solo Musica has received a great deal of positive feedback from the European trade press (including Opernwelt, Diapason, Pizzicato, Das Opernglas, Opera Online, Orpheus, France Musique, ORF/Ö1, NDR Kultur, RBB Kultur, ICMA 2023 nominee "vocal music").
The German-Chilean soprano Joefine Göhmann has already taken many steps on her artistic journey, including appearances at the Opéra National de Lyon, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées Paris, the Opéra Royal du Château de Versailles, Opéra de Vichy, Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo, Semperoper Dresden, Theatre Aachen, Festwochen Herrenhausen and the the Staatsoper Hannover. Her broadcasting experience includes NDR Kultur and France Musique. She has worked with conductors such as Alberto Zedda, Lothar Koenigs, Daniel Kawka, Oliver Weder, Peter Leipold, Paul Weigold, Antanina Kalechyts, Roland Freisitzer und stage directors such as Richard Brunel, Klaus Michael Grüber/Ellen Hammer, Hans-Peter Lehmann, Viktor Visozkii and Matthias Remus, appearing as Poppea, Dusilla, Virtù, Blumenmädchen, Susanna, Ännchen, Eurydike/Offenbach, Palmoro/Cherubini, Fille/Denisov et al.
Josefine Göhmann's passion for various styles and subjects from the late Renaissance to Mozart, Schubert, Strauss and Messiaen to the contemporary avant-garde with experimental composition now brings her heartfelt interest in Lied and conceptual dramaturgical approaches to the focus of her artistic activities.
"réBelles! portraits lyriques" is an album by Josefine Göhmann in partnership with the German pianist Mario Häring. The album presents female archetypes – Vierge, Sirène, Héroïne, Ophélie – like exhibition rooms of a museum, containing songs instead of paintings, in which visual art resonates and the question of female self-determination “today” re-emerges after some 100 years of the women’s rights movement.
"réBelles! portraits lyriques" is a co-production with DeutschlandRadio/DLF and was physically and digitally released worldwide on the Solo Musica label (Edel/Naxos) in April 2022. Deutschlandfunk has continued the cooperation with the program „Weib & Wahn“: The program was aired live from the Kammermusiksaal/Cologne in December 2021 and radio broadcast on “Musik-Panorama” on June 20th, 2022.
Funding - Performance
With extensive funding from the Federal Minister of State for Culture and Media as part of “NEUSTART KULTUR Ensemble” Josefine Göhmann developed her program “réBelles!” into a performative Lied recital. „réBelles! le concert“ was embedded in an education program and a panel discussion as part of "réBelles! le festival" at the prestigious venue St. Elisabeth Kirche in the heart of Berlin, with the kind support of C.Bechstein and KPM Berlin.
In the autumn of 2022, “réBelles! Le concert” will be presented in a performative, semi-cinematic version at the renowned Heidelberger Frühling & Liedzentrum Heidelberg chamber music festival as part of the autumn “Kammermusik Plus" festival.
Loreley, Maria, Mélisande, Shéhérazade, Joséphine & Napoléon, Alice meets the Dodo...
Josefine’s mentors and teachers include Laura Aikin, Jean-Paul Fouchécourt, Sherman Lowe and the composer Alexander Wagendristel.