The Dutch soprano Johannette Zomer began her studies at the Sweelinck Conservatorium Amsterdam in 1990 with Charles van Tassel, after having worked as a microbiology analyst for several years. In June 1997 she was awarded her Performance Diploma. Since then, she has received coaching by Diane Forlano (London), Claudia Visca (Wuppertal) and Marlena Malas (New York).
Her repertoire ranges from medieval music through music from 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, Gustav Leonhardt, René Jacobs, Reinard Goebel, Ivor Bolton, Thomas Hengelbrock and Paul McCreesh, and has also worked with conductors including Kent Nagano, Daniel Harding, Ivan Fisher, Marcus Creed, and Valery Gergiev. 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.