Günther Groissböck Confirms ‘Don Carlos’ At Metropolitan Opera

By Francisco Salazar
(Credit:  Gerhard Ringhofer)

Günther Groissböck has confirmed a new production of Verdi’s “Don Carlo” at the Metropolitan Opera.

In a recent interview with Online Merker, the bass confirmed that he will sing the role of King Philip in a new interpretation of the famed Verdi work in 2022. Moreover, he revealed that he will first sing the French version of the work and half a year later he will do the opera in Italian at the famed theater.

General director Peter Gelb first spoke about doing “Don Carlos” in French in 2017 and furthered that notion during an interview with the AP that there was interest in doing the opera during an interview regarding the cancelation of Damiano Micheletto’s “Samson et Dalila.”

Groissböck made his debut at the Metropolitan in 2010 and has since sung 55 performances with the theater in productions of Verdi’s “Macbeth” and Wagner’s The Ring Cycle. He is scheduled to perform at the theater this fall in a revival of “Der Rosenkavalier” and is currently at the Theater an der Wien for a new production of Dvořák’s “Rusalka.”