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Günther Groissböck

Günther Groissböck

Günther Groissböck studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, first with Robert Holl and later with José van Dam. He is a regular guest at leading venues worldwide, such as the Metropolitan Opera New York, the Milan Scala, the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, the Vienna State Opera, the Opéra de Paris, the State Opera and the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Salzburg and Bayreuth Festival. His operatic repertoire includes Baron Ochs (Der Rosenkavalier), Boris Godunov, Fasolt, Hunding (Die Walküre), Landgraf Herrmann (Tannhäuser), Veit Pogner (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), König Marke (Tristan und Isolde), Gurnemanz (Parsifal), King Heinrich (Lohengrin), Daland (The Flying Dutchman), Caspar (The Freischütz), Vodník (Rusalka), Sarastro (The Magic Flute), Kecal (The Bride Sold), Rocco (Fidelio).

Günther Groissböck is also an active concert artist who performs in the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, in the Leipzig Gewandhaus, in the Munich and Berlin Philharmonic, in the Vienna Musikverein and Konzerthaus, in Carnegie Hall and in the Boston Symphony Hall. Conductors with whom he worked include Philippe Jordan, James Levine, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Zubin Mehta, John Eliot Gardiner, Antonio Pappano, Kirill Petrenko and Andris Nelsons.

His most recent DVD releases include Der Rosenkavalier from Salzburg (2015) and the Metropolitan Opera (2017) as well as Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with Philippe Jordan. He is also represented on several CDs, such as Das Rheingold and Lohengrin with Marek Janowski, Mahler 8th Symphony and Anton Bruckner’s Mass No. 3. As the exclusive recording artist of DECCA Classic, he released his double album with Schubert’s Winterreise and Schwanengesang in 2017 and the new one in 2018 CD “Herz-Tod”, which contains Wagner’s “Wesendonck-Lieder”, Mahler’s “Rückert-Lieder” and Brahms “Vier Ernste Gesänge”.

He will return to his future engagements at the Metropolitan Opera for Tristan and Isolde, the Vienna State Opera for Simon Boccanegra and Rosenkavalier and the Paris Opera for Capriccio. His role debuts as Wotan in the new “Ring des Nibelungen” cycle 2020 at the Bayreuth Festival, as Fiesco in Simon Boccanegra at the Vienna State Opera and as Philippe II in the new Don Carlos production at the Metropolitan Opera New York.

Concert engagements will take him to Paris, Vienna, New York and Boston in the 20192020 season.

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