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 40)
 Austria
Occupations 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 and Slovenia. He was chosen as Guglielmo (Così fan tutte) for the inauguration of the Piccolo theater, Milan by Giorgio Strehler.

Between 1998 and 2000 Werba was an ensemble member at the Vienna Volksoper where he sang a wide range of roles including Vincenz (Der fidele Bauer), Mintschi (Ein Walzertraum), Count Boni Kancsianu (Die Csárdásfürstin), Papageno (The Magic Flute), Falke (Die Fledermaus), Pappadoca (Eine Nacht in Venedig), Malatesta (Don Pasquale), Dandini (La Cenerentola), and Danilo (Die lustige Witwe).

In 2005, Werba made his Salzburg Festival début as Papageno (The Magic Flute). He made his début at La Scala in 2006, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in 2008, the Metropolitan Opera in 2010 as Harlekin (Ariadne auf Naxos).

In 2010 September, he made his Vienna State Opera début as Papageno (The Magic Flute).[2]

In 2013 August, He made his roll debut as Beckmesser in Die Meistersinger von Nürnburg for the Salzburg Festival.


He is also in demand on the concert and recital platform having given recitals in Trieste, 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

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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