Маркус Верба


Austrian baritone Markus Werba has performed at the world’s finest opera houses, including Teatro alla Scala, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Bayerische Staatsoper, Los Angeles Opera, Lyon Opera, Théâtre du Châtelet Paris, Metropolitan Opera New York, Suntory Hall Tokyo and Teatro Colón Buenos Aires and at the renowned festivals in Baden-Baden, Salzburg, Tanglewood and Aspen. He has worked with conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Jeffrey Tate, Ivor Bolton, Kent Nagano, Riccardo Muti, James Conlon, James Levine, Jean-Christophe Spinosi, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Daniel Barenboim, Emmanuel Villaume, Ivan Fischer, Daniele Gatti and Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, amongst others.

It is difficult to select from the various highlights of his operatic career. They include Beckmesser in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at the Salzburg Festival and at the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin under the baton of Daniel Barenboim, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte in a worldwide cinema broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera or his Rodrigo in Don Carlo for the New National Theatre in Tokyo.

Most recently Markus Werba sang with great success the title role of Mozart’s Don Giovanni at the state operas in Vienna and Berlin, Uberto in Agnese, a rarely played work by Ferdinando Paer at Teatro Regio di Torino and he appeared in performances of Ariadne auf Naxos and Die tote Stadt at La Scala, where he will be heard again in Pelléas et Mélisande in spring 2020.

The versatile artist is regularly doing concerts and recitals with works by Mahler, Schumann, Schubert, Brahms or Liszt at venues all around the world, such as the Wigmore Hall, Berlin Philharmonic, Musikverein Wien, the Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg, Salle Pleyel and Philharmonie de Paris, Suntory Hall and Bunkamura in Tokyo, to name but a few.