began his artistic career as a member of the International Opera Studio of the Staatsoper Hamburg and the Solo Ensemble of the Staatsoper München.
Additionally, Manuel Günther was invited to perform as a guest soloist by numerous renowned opera companies, including the Staatsoper Unter den Linden and Komische Oper Berlin, the Staatsoper Dresden, the Théâtre des Champs Elysées Paris, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Theater an der Wien, Polish National Opera (Teatr Wielki) Warsaw, Opera Vlaanderen Antwerp/Gent as well as the Salzburg Festival, the Bregenz Festival, the Glyndebourne Festival, and the Festival der Alten Musik Innsbruck.
Manuel Günther’s repertoire includes Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Il Conte d’Almaviva (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Alfred (Die Fledermaus), Belmonte and Pedrillo (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Osman (Händel’s Almira), Baron Kronthal (Lortzing’s Der Wildschütz), Tanzmeister, Brighella and Scaramuccio (Ariadne auf Naxos), Ein Steuermann (Der fliegende Holländer), and a numerous smaller roles.
He is also well-known for his appearances in concert in repertoire which ranges from Mendelssohn’s Elias and Paulus, Haydn’s Die Jahreszeiten and Die Schöpfung to JS Bach’s Johannes-Passion, Matthäus-Passion, Weihnachtsoratorium and Handel’s Messias which he has performed with conductors such as Simone Young, Kent Nagano, Alessandro de Marchi, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, and Cornelius Meister.
Manuel Günther has performed in the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, the Philharmonie Berlin und Dresden, the Gewandhaus zu Leipzig, Brucknerhaus Linz as well as the Musikverein Wien and Graz.
In 2023/24 Manuel Günther will return to the Staatsoper Hamburg and will make his debut at Tonhalle Zurich.