Klaus Florian Vogt
Klaus Florian Vogt is one of the finest Wagner tenors of our time. His repertoire covers mostly dramatic roles such as Lohengrin, Parsifal, Tannhäuser, 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).
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 Theatre 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 and a fine interpreter of Lied. His international recital career took him many times to Vienna, New York, London, Athens, Berlin, Leipzig as well as the Tanglewood Festival, the Grafenegg Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival and the Salzburg Festival. In 2007 Klaus Florian Vogt gave a triumphal debut as Walther von Stolzing at the Bayreuth Festival. Born in Holstein, in the North of Germany, Klaus Florian Vogt studied horn and played for several years with the Philharmonic State Orchestra Hamburg. 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. In 2012 Klaus Florian Vogt has been awarded the ECHO Klassik as »artist of the year«. In 2019 the Senate of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg honours Klaus Florian Vogt with the title »Hamburger Kammersänger«.