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Günther Groissböck

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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 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), King Marke (Tristan und Isolde), Gurnemanz (Parsifal), King 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 8. 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".

 

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