Günther Groissböck has disclosed that he canceled his engagements at the Metropolitan Opera in order to stay close to his family.
The bass took to social media and said, “yes, it‘s always a bit disappointing when the new season is announced and you are not part of the roster BUT it was my decision to stay a bit more in Europe with my family in 2023-24. It’s definitely the darkest side of our “job (it’s of course much more than this word can express!) to be often far away from home for such long periods and I am so grateful and happy that Peter Gelb and the Metropolitan Opera generously released me from my contracts next season with 2 productions that I really loved but where I already appeared in 2015 in ‘Tannhäuser’ and in 2010 in “La Boheme!”
The bass, however, noted that he has 17 performances left at the Met during the 2022-23 season in productions of “Lohengrin” and “Der Rosenkavalier.”
This season Groissböck is set to return to the Bayerische Staatsoper, Teatro alla Scala, Mupa Budapest and Wiener Staatsoper following his Met engagements.