Despite his relative youth Austrian baritone Markus Werba has already established a remarkable career and has performed at the world’s finest opera houses and concert venues, including La Scala, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Bayersiche Staatsoper, Los Angeles Opera, Lyon Opera, Chatelet Theatre Paris, Metropolitan Opera New York, Suntory Hall Tokyo and Teatro Colon Buenos Aires, and for the Baden-Baden, Salzburg, Gergiev, Tanglewood and Aspen festivals. And 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, Emmanuel Villaume, Ivan Fischer, Daniele Gatti and Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, amongst others.
Highlights of the
2012/13 season included Figaro Le nozze
di Figaro, Eisenstein Die Fledermaus and Belcore L’elisir d’amore for the Wiener Staatsoper, Don Giovanni in Turin
and for La Fenice, and Beckmesser Die
Meistersinger von Nürnburg for the Salzburg Festival.
In 2013/14 his opera engagements include Don Giovanni for the Zurich Opera, Don Alfonso Cosi fan tutte with the Theater an der Wien and Harnoncourt, Papageno Die Zauberflöte for the Wiener Staatsoper, and both Marcello La Boheme and Harlequin Ariadne for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. His future projects also include a tour of concerts with Enrique Mazzola and the Orchestre national d’ile de France, Rodrigo Don Carlos for the New National Theatre in Tokyo, and recital appearances for the Musée d'Orsay, alongside Angelika Kirchschlager, and at the Wigmore Hall.