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Günther Groissböck
Bass

Season 21/22 Artist
© Dominik Stixenberger

Günther Groissböck was born in Austria and studied in Vienna under Robert Holle and José Van Dam. He makes regular guest appearances at many of the great international opera houses, including the New York Metropolitan Opera, Milan’s La Scala, the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, the Vienna Staatsoper, the Deutsche Oper in Berlin, and the Salzburg and Bayreuth Festivals. He has performed at the Paris Opera in Das Rhinegold (Fafner), Die Walküre (Hunding), Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Pogner), and Parsifal (Gurnemanz). His repertoire includes the roles of Baron Ochs (Der Rosenkavalier), Boris Godunov, Fasolt (Das Rheingold), Hermann, Landgrave of Thuringia (Tannhäuser), King Marke (Tristan und Isolde), Heinrich der Vogler (Lohengrin), Daland (Der fliegende Holländer), Caspar (Le Freischütz), Vodnik (Rusalka), Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte), Rocco (Fidelio), and Fiesco (Simon Boccanegra). He has also performed in concert at the Accademia Santa Cecilia in Rome, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, the Philharmonie in Munich and Berlin, the Musikverein and the Konzerthaus in Vienna, Carnegie Hall in New York and Symphony Hall in Boston. He has sung under the baton of Philippe Jordan, James Levine, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Zubin Mehta, John Eliot Gardiner, Antonio Pappano, Kirill Petrenko and Andris Nelsons, to name but a few. He has also made numerous recordings, including a DVD of Der Rosenkavalier from Salzburg and the Metropolitan Opera (2017) and a disc of the Ninth Symphony with Philippe Jordan. He has also recorded several CDs, including Das Rheingold and Lohengrin with Marek Janowski, Mahler’s 8th Symphony, and Bruckner’s Mass N°3, as well as two albums devoted to Schubert: Winterreise and Schwanengesang. In 2018, he released a CD entitled Herz-Tod (Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder, Mahler’s Rückert-Lieder, and Brahms’ Vier Ernste Gesänge) on the Decca Classic label. This season he will be tackling the role of Wotan in Die Walküre at the Vienna Staatsoper and the Bayreuth Festival.

Creations at the Opera

  • Fafner

    Das Rheingold - 2010, 2013

  • Hunding

    Die Walkuere - 2010, 2013

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