The up-and-coming Austrian baritone Günter Haumer is internationally
acclaimed for his performance versatility.
He has sung under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel, Christian Thielemann,
Ivor Bolton, Jesús López-Cobos, Fabio Luisi, Andrés Orozco-Estrada,
Philippe Herreweghe, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla and Dan Ettinger, among others.
He has appeared at the most important concert halls and festivals such
as the Wiener Musikverein, Wiener Konzerthaus,
Auditorio Nacional de
Madrid, Dresdner Philharmonie, Bayreuther Festspiele,
Cité de la musique Paris, Tel Aviv Opera,
Theater an der Wien, Wiener Festwochen, the
Jones Hall for the Performing
Arts Texas, Utrecht Alte Musik Festival, Warschauer Philharmonie,
Mayor de Bogotá, Styriarte Graz and the
Fundación Juan March.
Günter Haumer has performed several roles such as
Don Giovanni, Il
Conte Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, Giorgio Germont in La Traviata,
Zar in Zar und Zimmermann, Ping in Turandot,
Don Alfonso in Cosi fan
tutte, Malatesta in Don Pasquale,
Danilo in Die Lustige Witwe,
in Die Fledermaus and Zebul in Jephtha. Günter Haumer is also demanded
within the contemporary music scene due to his excellent musical comprehension.
For instance, he performed the main part at premieres such as
noch Loge by Gordon Kampe at the Bayreuther Festspiele or in Christoph
Ehrenfellners Judas and the role of
Amfortas in Mea culpa by Christoph
Schlingensief, apart from works by Friedrich Cerha, Luciano Berio, José-María
Sánchez-Verdú, Detelf Glanert and Jonathan Harvey among others.
He has worked under the direction of Rolando Villazón, Deborah Warner,
Nikolaus Habjan, Christiane Lutz, and Philipp Harnoncourt along with
Günter Haumer has been a member of the Ensemble of the Volksoper
Vienna since 2012.
As a Lieder singer, Günter is recognized as one of the best performers
of the genre, often accompanied by Roger Vignoles, Julius Drake and
James Baillieu. He counts several CD and DVD recordings for labels
such as Hyperion, cpo, Odradek Records, ORF Edition as well as TV and
Radio broadcastings. As an example, for Richard Strauss´ anniversary,
he took part in the recording of the complete edition of songs by Hyperion
Records London, accompanied by Roger Vignoles.
The baritone firstly completed his musical education at the Musikhochschule
Wien in Clarinet and Piano. He later studied singing at the Music University
in Vienna and the Royal College of Music in London.
Besides his activities as a singer, Günter Haumer teaches singing
at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna.