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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 all leading houses worldwide, such as the Metropolitan Opera New York, La Scala Milan, Bavarian State Opera Munich, Vienna State Opera, Opéra de Paris, the Staatsoper and Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Salzburg and Bayreuth festivals. His operatic repertory 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), König Heinrich (Lohengrin), Daland (Der fliegende Holländer), Caspar (Der Freischütz), Vodník (Rusalka), Sarastro (Die Zauberflöte), Kecal (Die verkaufte Braut), Rocco (Fidelio), Wotan and Wanderer (Ring), Banco (Macbeth), Filippo (Don Carlo) and Zaccaria (Nabucco).
Günther Groissböck is also an active concert artist, performing at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Leipzig Gewandhaus, the Munich and Berlin Philharmonies, the Vienna Musikverein and Konzerthaus, Carnegie Hall and Boston’s Symphony Hall. Among the conductors with whom he collaborated are Philippe Jordan, James Levine, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Zubin Mehta, John Eliot Gardiner, Antonio Pappano, Kirill Petrenko and Andris Nelsons.
His latest DVD releases include Der Rosenkavalier from Salzburg (2015) and the Metropolitan Opera (2017) and 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 an exclusive DECCA Classic recording artist, he released 2017 his double album of Schubert’s Winterreise and Schwanengesang and 2018 the new CD Herz-Tod which includes Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder, Mahler’s Rückert-Lieder and Brahm’s Vier Ernste Gesänge.
Future engagements include a return to the Vienna State Opera for Rosenkavalier and Walküre (Wotan) and to the Paris Opera for Capriccio/La Roche. In Munich the artist will perform Vodnik (Rusalka), Gurnemanz and Landgraf, he is Ochs at the State Opera Berlin and König Heinrich and Daland at Deutsche Oper Berlin, König Marke/Tristan at Theater an der Wien. In Bayreuths season 2021 he will sing Wotan (Walküre) and Landgraf (Tannhäuser).