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Günther Groissböck

GÜNTHER GROISSBÖCK was born in Waidhofen an der Ybbs and studied at the Vienna Music University, among others, under Robert Holl as well as later on with José van Dam. In 2002/2003, he became an ensemble member of the Wiener Staatsoper as a scholar of the Karajan Institute, before working as first bass at the Operahouse in Zurich, where he sang many important roles. Since 2007, he is freelance and counts as one of the most in demand basses og his generation. Numerous guest performances have led him, among others to the Metropolitan Opera, the Milan Scala, the Opéra National de Paris, the Bayerische Staatsoper, the Deutsche Oper as well as the Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin, the Liceu and the Teatro Real in Madrid, to San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago as well as to the Salzburg and Bayreuth Festival and Festival d'Aix-en-Provence. His most imporant future engagements include among others invitations to the Deutsche Oper Berlin as Zaccaria, to the Nederlandse Opera Amsterdam as Gurnemanz, to the Bastille as Pogner as well as the Milan Scala as Baron Ochs.