German tenor Werner Güra was born in Munich and received his musical training at Mozarteum Salzburg. After appearing as a guest at opera houses in Frankfurt and Basel, he joined the ensemble of Semperoper Dresden where he performed in many Mozart and Rossini operas. He was subsequently invited to perform at the Staatsoper Berlin, Paris Opera, La Monnaie Brussels and Opernhaus Zurich. Werner Güra appears on Europe’s major concert platforms including Konzerthaus and Musikverein Vienna, Philharmonie Berlin, Cité de la Musique Paris, Gasteig Munich and Tonhalle Zurich, working with many leading orchestras such as the Orchestre National de France, Vienna and Pittsburgh Symphony and Vienna Philharmonic orchestras. He performs with many conductors, including Riccardo Chailly, Pablo Heras-Casado, Manfred Honeck, Fabio Luisi, Franz Welser-Möst, Sir András Schiff and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and was a frequent collaborator of the late Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Song recitals have taken him to Wigmore Hall, Musikverein Vienna, Philharmonie Paris and Lincoln Center New York and he has made numerous highly acclaimed recordings.