Markus Werba

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Markus Werba
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Background information
Birth name Markus Paul Werba
Born (1973-11-14) 14 November 1973 (age 41)
 Austria
Occupation(s) Opera singer (baritone)

Markus Werba (born 14 November 1973) is an Austrian baritone opera singer.[1]

Biography[edit]

Born in Carinthia, Austria, Werba began his vocal training aged 16. He studied at the Conservatory of Klagenfurt and University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna with Ralf Doering, Robert Holl and Walter Berry. He has won numerous competitions for his singing in Austria, Italy, Japan, Slovakia and the UK. He was chosen as Guglielmo in 1997 (Così fan tutte) for the inauguration of the Nuovo Piccolo Teatro in Milan by Giorgio Strehler.

After his Debut in Milan he sang in all major opera houses.

In 2000 Werba made his début at the operà national de paris , in 2001 at the Teatro Massimo di Palermo and in 2005 at the Salzburg Festival as Papageno (The Magic Flute). He made his début at La Scala in 2006,at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich in 2007, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in 2008, the Metropolitan Opera in 2010.

In 2010 September, he made his Vienna State Opera début as Papageno (The Magic Flute).[2] In 2011 August Werba made his dèbut as Pelléas at the teatro Colon. In 2013 August, he made his role dèbut as Beckmesser in Die Meistersinger von Nürnburg for the Salzburg Festival. In 2014 November, he made his role dèbut as Rodrigo in Don Carlo at the New National Theatre in Japan.


He is also in demand on the concert and recital platform having given recitals in Royal Festival Hall, salle pleyel, Wigmore Hall, in the Musikverein Vienna, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Mozarteum Salzburg, Suntory Hall Tokyo.

Operatic repertoire[edit]

Bellini

Braunfels

Britten

Cavalli

Debussy

Donizetti

Korngold

Lehàr

Marschner

Massenet

Mozart

Rossini

Thomas

Tchaikovsky

Paisiello

  • Giorgino (Il matrimonio inaspettato)

Puccini

Schubert

Schumann

J.Strauss

R.Strauss

Verdi

Wagner

Concert and Lieder repertoire[edit]

CONCERT

Brahms

  • Requiem

Bach

  • Solobasskantaten "ich habe genug", Kreuzstabkantate
  • Johannespassion
  • Matthäuspassion

Fauré

  • Requiem

Haydn

  • Schöpfung

Mendelssohn

  • Elias
  • Paulus

Mozart

  • Mass in C minor
  • Krönungsmesse

Mahler

  • Des Knaben Wunderhorn
  • Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen

Orff

  • Carmina Burana

Schubert

  • Messe in C-Dur
  • Messe in G-Dur

LIEDER

Brahms

Schubert

Schumann

Wolf

Discography[edit]

DVDs

  • Heinrich Marschner, Hans Heiling (M.Werba, A.C.Antonacci, H.Lippert, G.Fontana; regia P.L.Pizzi) aprile 2004 Cagliari, Teatro Lirico. Dynamic 33467/1-2
  • Wolfang Amadeus Mozart, La finta giardiniera (Gens,Kučerová,Reinprecht,Donose,Ainsley, Graham-Hall, Werba, Ivor Bolton) 2006 Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg
  • Franz Schubert, Alfonso und Estrella (Mei, Trost, Werba) Orchestra and Chorus of Teatro Lirico di Cagliari
  • MOZART Die Zauberflote. Bernard Richter, Julia Kleiter, Mandy Fredrich, Georg Zeppenfeld, Markus Werba, Elisabeth Schwarz, Concentus Musicus Wien / Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Sony 2 DVD
  • Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Actors: Michael Volle, Georg Zeppenfeld, Markus Werba, Monika Bohinec, Roberto Saccà; conductor:Daniele Gatti, Vienna Philharmonic

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/singeroftheworld03/performers/austria.shtml Biography from BBC
  2. ^ http://www.arias.it/lang1/markus_werba.html

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