Klaus Florian Vogt
Klaus Florian Vogt is one of the finest Wagner tenors of our times. His repertoire covers mostly dramatic roles such as Lohengrin, Parsifal, Stolzing and Siegmund, but also Florestan („Fidelio“), Paul („Die tote Stadt“) and Hoffmann („Les Contes d’Hoffmann“). It extends furthermore to lyric-dramatic roles such as Erik („Der fliegende Holländer“), Andrej („Chowanschtschina“), Prinz („Rusalka“), Bacchus („Ariadne auf Naxos“) and Faust („La Damnation de Faust“).
Klaus Florian Vogt is a much sought after guest at all major opera houses and at the Bayreuth and Salzburg Festivals. His career led him amongst others to Munich, Berlin, Hamburg, Paris, London, Barcelona, Vienna, Madrid, Milan, Toulouse, Helsinki, New York und Tokyo. 2005 saw his debut in Japan as Hoffmann („Les Contes d’Hoffmann“), in 2006 he debuted as Lohengrin at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and in 2007 he sang for the first time at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan (Lohengrin), where he later returned as Florestan („Fidelio“). He recently enjoyed great success as Lohengrin in a new production at the Vienna State Opera and could also be seen in the same production at the Zurich Opera House. In 2015 he sang an outstanding Paul in a new production of „Die tote Stadt“ at Hamburg State Opera.
In 2007 Klaus Florian Vogt gave a triumphal debut as Walther von Stolzing at the Bayreuth Festival in a new staging by Katharina Wagner
of „Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg“. From 2011 to 2015 he achieved further notable success as Lohengrin in the staging by Hans Neuenfels
. 2016 will see the tenor in the titel role of a new production of „Parsifal“ at the Bayreuth Festival under the baton of Andris Nelsons
Klaus Florian Vogt’s Lohengrin takes him to the most important stages all over the world. Currently no other tenor is as successful in the role of Wagner’s Knight of the Grail. As Lohengrin he has set artistic standards. He performed the role amongst others at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Metropolitan Opera New York, Vienna State Opera Zurich Opera, New National Theater Tokyo, Munich State Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Hamburg State Opera, the Easter Festival Baden-Baden and at the Bayreuth Festival.
The tenor has established his reputation also as a concert singer. His international recital career took him many times to Vienna, New York, London, Athens, Berlin, Leipzig as well as the Tanglewood and the Salzburg Festivals as well as other venues. His concert repertoire covers works by Mozart, Beethoven, Mahler, Verdi, Flotow und Wagner. With big success he sang in the oratorio „Das Buch mit sieben Siegeln“ by Franz Schmidt with the Hamburg Philharmonic. He regularly appears with renowned orchestras such as the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam and the NDR Symphony Orchestra and works with famous conductors such as Daniel Barenboim
, Andris Nelsons
, Mariss Jansons, Simone Young, Antonio Pappano
and Kent Nagano.
Born in Holstein, in the North of Germany, Klaus Florian Vogt studied horn and played for several years with the Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra. Later he studied at the Conservatory in Lübeck and gave up his position as a horn player in the orchestra to become a tenor. He made his debut in Flensburg and then became a member of the company at the Opera in Dresden. Since 2003 he has been a freelance artist.
Klaus Florian Vogt has a comprehensive discography. Three solo CDs have been published at SONY Classical: „Heroes“ (2012, Orchestra Deutschen Oper Berlin, Peter Schneider
), „Wagner“ (2013, Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Jonathan Nott) and „Favorites“ (2014, Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Gerrit Prießnitz). In addition, the tenor has presented amongst others recordings of Korngold’s „Die tote Stadt“ (Oper Frankfurt, Sebastian Weigle
), a CD und DVD with hits from Berlin to Broadway co-starring Renée Flemming under the musical direction of Christian Thielemann
and a complete recording of „Lohengrin“ with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin under Marek Janowski
. The recording of Franz Schmidt’s „Das Buch mit sieben Siegeln“ was released in January 2016.
In 2012 the artist was awarded the ECHO-Klassik as “artist of the year”.
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Engagements in Bayreuth