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), extending to lyric-dramatic roles such as Erik (Der fliegende Holländer), Andrej (Chowanschtschina), Prinz (Rusalka), Bacchus (Ariadne auf Naxos) and Faust (La Damnation de Faust).
He is a much sought after guest at the world’s great opera houses and at numerous international festivals. Since his triumphant debut as Stolzing at the Bayreuth Festival in 2007 he has been a regular guest. He performed Lohengrin from 2011 until 2015, and in 2016 Bayreuth audiences saw him in the title role of a new production of Parsifal. In 2017 he performed Stolzing in the new production of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg directed by Barrie Kosky. February 2018 saw him on stage as Parsifal at the Metropolitan Opera New York. He has also established his reputation as a concert singer and as a fine interpreter of Lied.
Engagements have frequently taken him to Vienna, New York, London, Berlin, Leipzig as well as the Tanglewood Festival, the Grafenegg Festival and the Salzburg Festival. In addition to his numerous opera recordings, he has recorded a CD and DVD with hits from Berlin to Broadway co-starring Renée Fleming and Franz Schmidt’s Das Buch mit sieben Siegeln (2016). In 2012 Klaus Florian Vogt was awarded the ECHO-Klassik "Artist of the Year".