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Bayreuth Festival 2024

This summer, Klaus Florian Vogt can be seen in three major roles at the Bayreuth Festival: he once again takes on the title role in Tobias Kratzer's congenial interpretation of "Tannhäuser" and sings Siegfried in "Der Ring des Nibelungen" for the first time on the 'Green Hill'. After his successful role debut in the Zurich "Ring", he is now looking forward to the challenge of performing both roles at the Bayreuth Festival. 
"Tannhäuser": July 26 and August 4, 12, 16, 22 and 27, 2024
"Siegfried": July 21 and August 23, 2024
"Götterdämmerung": August 2 and 25, 2024

 

Klaus Florian Vogt returns to the Hamburg State Opera

It is one of his signature roles: Klaus Florian Vogt can be heard on four evenings at the Hamburg State Opera as Paul, a widower wrapped up in his grief. He already sang in Karoline Gruber's production in the 2015 premiere series. In this revival, Yoel Gamzou is the musical director and the singers are Vida Mikneviciute (Marietta/the apparition of Mary), Daniel Schmutzhard (Frank/Fritz) and Katja Pieweck (Brigitta). 
Performances: 5, 8, 12 and 19 June 2024

 

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Klaus Florian Vogt is one of today’s outstanding Wagner tenors. His repertoire includes mainly dramatic roles such as Lohengrin, Parsifal, Tannhäuser, Stolzing and Siegmund, as well as Florestan (“Fidelio”), Paul (“The dead City”) and Hoffmann ("The Tales of Hoffmann”). He also sings lyric-dramatic roles very successfully like Prince in “Rusalka”. He is in demand as a guest at all the world’s major opera houses and at the Bayreuth Festivals, the Salzburg Festivals and numerous international festivals.

Opera houses to which engagements have taken him include those in Munich, Berlin, Hamburg, Zurich, Paris, London, Barcelona, Vienna, Madrid, Milan, Toulouse, Helsinki and New York. In 2007 Klaus Florian Vogt gave his 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. In 2016 the audience saw him in the titel role of a new production of „Parsifal“ under the baton of Hartmut Haenchen. From 2017-2021 he has performed Stolzing in an other new Bayreuth production of „Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg”, directed by Barrie Kosky and conducted by Philippe Jordan, in 2019 he returend to the festival also for the title role in „Lohengrin” in the production from 2018. In 2022 he starred in the role of Siegmund in the new production of the "Ring" cycle as well as in "Lohengrin". 

Klaus Florian has made worldwide guest appearances as Lohengrin. There is currently no other singer who is so artistically successful in the role of Wagner’s Knight of the Grail. Opera houses in which he has been seen in the role include La Scala Milan, the Metropolitan Opera New York, the Vienna State Opera, Zürich Opera, the New National Theatre in Tokyo,  the Bavarian State Opera, the German Opera House in Berlin, Hamburg State Opera, at the Baden-Baden Whitsun Festivals, and of course at the Bayreuth Festivals. Klaus Florian Vogt has also made a name for himself as a concert singer and Lied interpreter. He has made several appearances in Vienna, New York, the Tanglewood Festival, London, Athens, Berlin, Leipzig and the Salzburg Festivals, among other places. He achieved great success in 2019 with the premiere of a chamber music version of Franz Schubert's „Die schöne Müllerin“ at the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie. He works with conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Andris Nelsons, Christian Thielemann, Simone Young, Antonio Pappano and Kent Nagano. Numerous recordings and solo albums by Klaus Florian Vogt are available, including the three solo CDs “Helden” (Heroes). In 2019 the Senate of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg honours Klaus Florian Vogt with the title „Hamburger Kammersänger“. 

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Klaus Florian Vogt, Ensemble Acht, 2023

Klaus Florian Vogt commissioned a version of Schubert's famous 20-song cycle for tenor and chamber ensemble, which he and Ensemble Acht premiered at a concert in the Elbphilharmonie on March 24, 2019. The original accompanying piano was replaced by an octet instrumentation created by Schubert himself with clarinet, bassoon, horn, two violins, viola, cello and double bass. The arrangement of the chamber music version is by the composer Andreas N. Tarkmann. The CD has been released by cpo in 2023.

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