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Klaus Florian Vogt

Tenor

Biography

German tenor Klaus Florian Vogt made his Royal Opera debut in 2009 as Alwa (Lulu) and has also sung Das Lied von der Erde with the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House and Antonio Pappano. He returns to The Royal Opera in the 2017/18 Season to sing the title role of Lohengrin.

Vogt initially trained as a horn player and performed with Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra before studying voice at Lübeck Academy of Music. He was a member of Semperoper Dresden 1998–2003. He made his role debut as Lohengrin for Theater Erfurt in 2002 and has since sung Lohengrin for companies including the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Vienna State Opera, New National Theatre, Tokyo, Bavarian State Opera, Zürich Opera, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Liceu, Barcelona, and for the Bayreuth and Munich festivals. His other Wagner engagements include Erik (Der fliegende Holländer), Tannhäuser and Siegmund (Die Walküre) for Bavarian State Opera, Erik for La Scala, Milan, Walther (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg) for Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Hamburg State Opera, Berlin State Opera and Bayreuth Festival, Siegmund for Lucerne Summer Festival and Parsifal for Deutsche Oper Berlin and Bayreuth Festival. His other opera repertory includes Florestan (Fidelio), Faust (La Damnation de Faust), Prince (Rusalka), Paul (Die tote Stadt) and Bacchus (Ariadne auf Naxos).

Vogt performs at the world’s leading concert halls under conductors including Daniel Barenboim, Mariss Jansons, Kent Nagano and Helmuth Rilling. His discography includes three solo albums for Sony Classical.

News and features

Les Troyens and Die tote Stadt released on DVD

3 October 2013
Les Troyens and Die tote Stadt released on DVD

David McVicar’s epic production of Berlioz's opera stars Olivier Award winning Bryan Hymel.