Johan Botha was born on August 19, 1965, in Rustenburg, South Africa, and died on September 8, 2016.
He was a South African operatic tenor.
He made his stage debut at the municipal theatre in Roodepoort as Max in Der Freischütz in 1989.
Johan Botha’s international breakthrough occurred in 1993 at the Opéra Bastille as Pinkerton in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly.
From then he 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.
Before he lived in Vienna, Austria with his wife and two sons.
Johan Botha passed away at 51 years old