Günther Groissböck

Günther Groissböck delights opera and concert audiences around the world; with his distinctive sound and wonderful expressiveness he breathes life into his characters and draws the listener into every song cycle. As one of the most sought-after singers in his vocal fach and hailed by audiences and media alike, Günther Groissböck gives guest performances of the great roles from Handel to Verdi, and from Wagner to Strauss, at the world’s leading opera houses. He enjoys particularly close ties to the Bavarian State Opera and New York’s Metropolitan Opera, where he has been seen regularly since his 2010 début there. Other engagements take him to the Opéra de Paris, La Scala Milan, Deutsche Oper Berlin, and the Berlin State Opera, where he created a sensation as Baron Ochs in »Der Rosenkavalier« in February 2020. He first appeared at the Salzburg Festival in 2002, and it was here that he made his widely praised role début as Baron Ochs in Harry Kupfer's production in 2014. He first appeared at the Bayreuth Festival in 2001 and has since been a welcome guest there. In 2022 he will sing the roles of Wotan and the Wanderer in the new Bayreuth production of »Der Ring des Nibelungen«. His particular affinity for singing Lieder is clear from his programming, developed with a love of detail and extensive knowledge of the repertoire. Günther Groissböck is also completely at home in the symphonic world; in works from Haydn’s »Creation« to Shostakovitch’s »Babi Yar« he impresses listeners with his musical expression, stylistic command and clear interpretation of the text. Concerts have taken him to the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Munich and Berlin Philharmonic, the Vienna Musikverein and New York’s Carnegie Hall. Günther Groissböck is taking on a new challenge with his directing début »Tristan Experiment 2021« at the Theater an der Wien. Other plans include Marke and his role début as Philip II (»Don Carlo«) at the Met, Ochs, Wotan at the Wiener Staatsoper, La Roche (»Capriccio«) in Paris, Ochs at the Berlin State Opera, the Water Goblin and Gurnemanz in Munich. Groissböck works closely with conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, John Eliot Gardiner, Philippe Jordan, James Levine, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Zubin Mehta, Andris Nelsons, Antonio Pappano, Kirill Petrenko, Simon Rattle and Christian Thielemann. In 2002 he made his début at the Wiener Staatsoper, where he was a member of the ensemble. To date he has sung the Water Goblin, King Henry, Rocco (»Fidelio«) and Sarastro (»The Magic Flute«) here.

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