Biography

Manuel Günther graduated from the „Carl Maria von Weber“ Music College Dresden, where he studied with KS Thomas Thomaschke and Piotr Bednarski.

He was a member of the International Opera Studio at Staatsoper Hamburg where he had the opportunity to sing a wide range of his repertoire in main stage productions.

He was already invited as a guest soloist by renowned opera companies including the Staatsoper and Komische Oper Berlin, the Staatsoper Dresden, the Théatre des Champs Elysees Paris, the Grand Theatre de Genève, the Theater an der Wien, Polish National Opera (Teatr Wielki) Warsaw, Opera Vlaanderen Antwerp/Gent as well as the Salzburg Festival (Young Singers Project), the Glyndebourne Festival and the “Festival der Alten Musik“ Innsbruck.

His repertoire contains Tamino (The Magic Flute), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Il Conte d'Almaviva (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Pedrillo (The Abduction From The Seraglio), Osman (Händels Almira), Baron Kronthal (Lortzings Der Wildschütz), Dancing Master, Brighella & Scaramuccio (Ariadne auf Naxos), Helmsman (The Flying Dutchman) and a numerous smaller roles.

He is also well-known for his concertrepertoire which ranges from Bachs “St. Matthews” and Händels “Messiah” until Haydns “The Creation” and Mendelssohns “Paulus” which he sung with conductors such as Alessandro de marchi, Cornelius Meister, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos and Ekkehard Klemm.

In 2012 he was awarded with two prices at the competition “Bundeswettbewerb Gesang” Berlin.

Upcoming engagements include Tamino at Polish National Opera Warsaw, Dancing Master (Ariadne auf Naxos) at Staatsoper Berlin as well as Bachs Christmas Oratorio at Staatsoper Hamburg.

Beginning with the upcoming season 2017/18, he will join the ensemble at the Staatsoper Munich.

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Repertoire
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Arie des Osman - Ach will...

Bach, J.S.

Geduld, wenn dich falsche...

"Frisch zum Kampfe" by Mo...

Arie des Pedrillo (Staats...

Reviews

Die Zauberflöte, W.A. Mozart, Landesbühnen Sachsen, June 2016
"Tamino, der ihr be-stimmte Prinz, ist edelmütig und gut. Ma-nuel Günther macht ihn mit seinem schön klingenden, sicher gefiihrten Tenor zum Erlebnis"

Die Zauberflöte, W.A. Mozart, Landesbühnen Sachsen, June 2016
"Manuel Günther als Tamino eroberte sämmsiche und spielstark nicht nur ihr Herz wie im Sturm. Sein Vogelfänger-Gefährte bliet von Kazuhisa Kurumada recht abstrakt da hat Marie Hänsel als Papagena deutlich mehr zu bieten."

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