Gerhard Siegel Tenor

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Born in Germany, Gerhard Siegel graduated from the Leopold Mozart Conservatory in Augsburg. After performing with the Trier and Dessau troupes, he was hired by Augsburg. In 1995, he won the Hans Gabor Belvedere International Competition in Vienna. From 1999 to 2006, he was a member of the Nuremberg company, where he sang Bacchus (Ariadne auf Naxos), Herodes (Salome), Tom Rakewell (The Rake's Progress), Florestan (Fidelio), Laca (Jenůfa), the title roles in Parsifal and Siegfried.

He sang Max (Le Franc-tireur) at the Komische Oper in Berlin, Parsifal in Kassel, the title role in Kurt Weill's Der Protagonist at the Bregenz Festival, Hauptmann (Wozzeck) at the Teatro Real in Madrid, the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Lyric Opera in Chicago and the Salzburg Festival, Sellem (The Rake's Progress) at the Theater an der Wien, Chouiski (Boris Godounov) in Munich, Alwa (Lulu) at the Grand Théâtre de Genève, Tristan (Tristan et Isolde) in Augsburg, Herodes at the Vienna Staatsoper, the Zurich Opera and the Verbier Festival, Midas (L'Amour de Danae) at the Salzburg Festival 2017, the Emperor (La Femme sans ombre) at the Verbier Festival 2019, Piet (Le Grand Macabre) in Dresden.

He performed the role of Mime (in the Ring) for his debuts at New York's Metropolitan Opera and the Bayreuth Festival, as well as in Cologne, Tokyo's New National Theatre, London's Royal Opera House and Budapest's Mupa. He composed the music for a stage version of Heinrich Heine's Deutschland - ein Wintermärchen, premiered in Trier.

In the 2023-2024 season, his roles include Hauptmann at the Verbier Festival, Piet et Herodes at the Vienna Staatsoper and Valzacchi (Le Chevalier à la rose) at the Santa Fe Opera.

At the Opéra national de Paris: Wozzeck (Hauptmann), 2008, 2022; L'Or du Rhin (Mime), 2020; Siegfried (Mime); La Khovantchina (le Clerc), 2022; Elektra (Aegisth), 2022

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  • from 29 January to 19 February 2025

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