Austrian baritone Markus Werba has performed at the world’s finest opera houses and concert venues, including Teatro alla Scala, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Bayerische Staatsoper, Los Angeles Opera, Lyon Opera, Châtelet Theatre Paris, Metropolitan Opera New York, Suntory Hall Tokyo and Teatro Colón Buenos Aires, and for the Baden-Baden, Salzburg, Gergiev, Tanglewood and Aspen festivals. 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.
In 2016-2017 and beyond, his projects include opera performances at Teatro alla Scala in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and Le Nozze di Figaro (which he will also perform at the New National Theatre in Japan), Eugene Onegin in concert with the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, and various operatic engagements in Bologna and Torino; as well as concerts with orchestras such as the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, and recitals at venues including the Wigmore Hall. Looking ahead, he will return to The Metropolitan Opera and Teatro alla Scala.
Recent opera highlights include Beckmesser in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg for the Salzburg Festival, and at the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin under the baton of Daniel Barenboim, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte for the Metropolitan Opera, the Royal Opera House and the Wiener Staatsoper, Rodrigo in Don Carlos for the New National Theatre in Tokyo and Semperoper Dresden, Don Alfonso in Cosi fan tutte with the Theater an der Wien under Mo. Harnoncourt, both Marcello in La Boheme and Harlequin in Ariadne for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and Roland in Fierrabras at the Salzburg Festival.