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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.
Many engagements of the 2020/21 season fell victim to Covid-19-related closures of the opera houses, but he was heard as Hunding in a concert performance at the Paris Opera, and in streaming of Rosenkavalier at the Vienna State Opera; he made his debut as a director in Tristan und Isolde at the Theater an der Wien, where he also sang the role of König Marke. At the Bayreuth Festival in 2021 he debuted as Wotan in Walküre and Landgraf in Tannhäuser.
In the 2021-2022 season, Mr Groissböck sings Daland in The Flying Dutchman at Opera Bastille, Banquo in Macbeth at the Covent Garden, title role in Giulio Cesare at Theater an der Wien, König Heinrich in Lohengrin at the Bolshoi in Moscow Il Commendatore in Don Giovanni at La Scala in Milan, in Tannhäuser and Lohengrin at Deutsche Oper Berlin. At the Bayreuth Festival in 2022, Günther Groissböck will sing Wotan and Wanderer in a new production of the Ring. At the International May Festival 2022 of the at the Staatstheater Wiesbaden, Günther Groissböck will appear as Filippo II in Don Carlos.