Baritone

Markus Werba

Markus Werba

Markus Werba attended school in Vienna with Walter Berry. For two years, he was a member of the Volksoper ensemble in Vienna. In 1998 he was chosen by Strehler to play Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, marking the beginning of a prolific career in the most prominent Italian (Teatro alla Scala, Rome, Bologna, Turin, Palermo, Cagliari, Naples, Genoa, Venice, Trieste)  and international  (Berlin, Munich, Vienna, Salzburg, London, Paris, Zurich, St. Petersburg, New York, Los Angeles, Sydney, Tokyo) theatres. His repertoire includes Calisto by Cavalli,  Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro, Così fan tutte, Die Zauberflöte, The Barber of Seville, La Cenerentola, L’elisir d’amore, Don Pasquale, Roméo et Juliette, Pelléas et Mélisande, Alfonso und Estrella, Hans Heiling, Die Vögel, Pipistrello, Capriccio, Ariadne auf Naxos, Bohéme, Meistersinger. He collaborated with conductors of the calibre of Abbado, Christie, Gatti, Gergiev, Harnoncourt, Muti, Nagano, Conlon, Bolton, Nagano, Tate, Chailly, Pappano, Metzmacher and directors including Audi, Besson, Dörrie, Kupfer, McVicar, Michieletto, Ronconi, Vick, Stein.

His formidable Beckmesser debut in the Meistersingers at the Salzburg Festival in 2013 earned him an immediate invitation to the Fierrabras in the following Festival and Meistersinger at the Berlin State Opera, conducted by Daniel Barenboim in 2015.
 2015 saw the artist also at work in Lied von der Erde with the Rai Symphonic Orchestra , conducted by Juraj Valcuha, in The Marriage of Figaro (Figaro) at Teatro dell'Opera di Roma and in Bohéme at  Teatro Regio di Torino.

Don Carlos at the New National Theatre in Tokyo and at the Semperoper opera house in Dresden marked the young baritone’s switch to Verdi’s repertoire.
Major productions in 2016 include The Marriage of Figaro at Teatro alla Scala, Kindertotenlieder as well as Così fan tutte at Accademia Santa Cecilia. In addition, he debuted as Wolfram in Tannhäuser at the National Centre Performing Arts in Beijing.