Recital of the outstanding bass Günther Groissböck at the Latvian National Opera
On May 31, 2022, Günther Groissböck, currently one of the world’s most outstanding bass singers, will give his first ever solo performance in Latvia. Accompanied by pianist Alexandra Goloubitskaia, he will sing in the Great Hall of the Latvian National Opera and Ballet, with the iron curtain down, which will provide unique acoustics for the performance of chamber music.
The first part of the concert will feature songs by Robert Schumann, including the cycle "Dichterliebe", while the second part will feature music by Hans Rott and Anton Bruckner, as well as Hugo Wolf's cycle "3 Gedichte von Michelangelo" and songs from Gustav Mahler's cycle "Des Knaben Wunderhorn".
Austrian bass Günther Groissböck enchants on the opera and concert stages around the world – with the unique noble sound of his voice and virtually breathtaking verve of performance, he awakens his characters, and makes each song cycle authentically come alive. His particular enthusiasm for songs reveals itself in his programs – created with love for detail and through knowledge of repertoire. As one of the most sought singers of his fach, celebrated by audience and media alike, Günther Groissböck guests at the leading opera houses of the world with all major parts from Händel to Verdi, Wagner and Strauss. Regular engagements lead him to companies including the Bavarian State Opera, the Vienna State Opera, the Opera de Paris, La Scala in Milan, the Royal Opera House London, the Metropolitan Opera New York, the Deutsche Oper and the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin.
Pianist Aleksandra Goloubitskaia was born in Moldova. She graduated with honors from the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz and received the Austrian Appreciation Award as the class best graduate in 2003. In Vienna she won the Bösendorfer and Hans Gabor Belvedere Competitions. She then evolved into a sought-after soloist, Lied accompanist and chamber music partner, constantly expanding her repertoire and continuing to receive international recognition. Various recitals and extensive accompanist appearances have brought her to concerts and festivals all over Europe, South Africa, and South America.
Concert tickets are available for purchase at the box offices of the LNOB and “Biļešu paradīze”, as well as online.