Gunnar Gudbjörnsson started his career in Great Britain and Germany after studying in Iceland, Berlin and London. He was first lyric tenor at the Wiesbaden Opera from ’91-95 and held the same position in Opera National de Lyon from ´95-´97. He later joined the Staatsoper unter den Linden in Berlin from ´99-02.
Gudbjörnsson‘s career has also taken him to some of the worlds other leading Operahouses in Europe, a.o. Munich Opera, Bastille in Paris, Opera de Toulouse, La Monnaie in Brussels, Welsh National Opera, Madrid Opera, Teatro Massimo in Palermo and the Vienna State Opera.
He has sung recitals in the Wigmore Hall, Salle Gaveau and the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and concerts in the Royal Albert Hall (Proms ’95), Salle Pleyel, Philharmonie in Berlin and Munich, Konzerthaus in Hamburg, Alte Oper in Frankfurt and with renowned orchestras like the Berlin Philharmonic, the Royal Philharmonic in London, Wiener Philharmoniker, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Symphony Orchestra and the Israel Philharmonic Orcestra to mention some.
His range of recordings consists of lieder and songs, but also oratorios and opera. With Daniel Barenboim he recorded of the role Walther in Tannhauser in 2000 for Teldec and has as well recorded for Decca, Philips and other labels.
In 2007 Gudbjörnsson changed to the german heavier Fach, now singing roles like Max in Freischütz, Stolzing in Meistersinger, Herodes in Salome and Siegfried.