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Werner
Güra

Tenor

German tenor Werner Güra, born in Munich, received his musical training at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg and completed his vocal studies with Kurt Widmer in Basel. He was coached by Nicolai Gedda, Margreet Honig and Wessela Zlateva.

After guesting at the opera houses of Frankfurt and Basel he joined the ensemble of the Semperoper Dresden in 1995, where he sang the important Mozart and Rossini tenor roles. He also appeared at many other European opera houses.  

Having turned his focus to vocal-symphonic works, oratoria and Lieder, Güra sang on the prominent European concert stages such as Konzerthaus and Musikverein Wien, Royal Festival Hall London, Philharmonie Berlin, and Philharmonie Paris. He worked with many orchestras, including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, and BBC Symphony Orchestra, and with conductors such as Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Chailly, Bernard Haitink, and Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

As a Lied interpreter, Werner Güra collaborates with Jan Schultsz, Christoph Berner and other pianists. Since 2009, he teaches at the Zurich University of the Arts.

Werner Güra debuted with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in 2003, when he performed the Evangelist part in Bach’s St. John Passion under Philippe Herreweghe, and returned several times with the orchestra.

German tenor Werner Güra, born in Munich, received his musical training at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg and completed his vocal studies with Kurt Widmer in Basel. He was coached by Nicolai Gedda, Margreet Honig and Wessela Zlateva.

After guesting at the opera houses of Frankfurt and Basel he joined the ensemble of the Semperoper Dresden in 1995, where he sang the important Mozart and Rossini tenor roles. He also appeared at many other European opera houses.  

Having turned his focus to vocal-symphonic works, oratoria and Lieder, Güra sang on the prominent European concert stages such as Konzerthaus and Musikverein Wien, Royal Festival Hall London, Philharmonie Berlin, and Philharmonie Paris. He worked with many orchestras, including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, and BBC Symphony Orchestra, and with conductors such as Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Chailly, Bernard Haitink, and Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

As a Lied interpreter, Werner Güra collaborates with Jan Schultsz, Christoph Berner and other pianists. Since 2009, he teaches at the Zurich University of the Arts.

Werner Güra debuted with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in 2003, when he performed the Evangelist part in Bach’s St. John Passion under Philippe Herreweghe, and returned several times with the orchestra.