Born in Germany, Gerhard Siegel graduated from the Leopold Mozart Conservatory in Augsburg, where he studied singing with Liselotte Becker-Egner. He was a member of the Trier and Dessau companies and was then hired in Augsburg. In 1995 he won the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Competition in Vienna.
From 1999 to 2006, he was a member of the Nuremberg company, where he sang Bacchus (Ariadne in Naxos), Herod (Salome), Mefistopheles (Busoni's Doktor Faust), Tom Rakewell (The Rake's Progress), Florestan (Fidelio), Laca (Jenůfa), Serguei (Mzensk's Lady Macbeth), Walter von Stolzing (The Master Singers of Nuremberg), and the title roles in Parsifal and Siegfried.
He sang Max (Freischütz) at the KomischeOper Berlin, Tum Tum (Hindemith's Das Nusch-Nuschi) in Cologne, Florestan at the Granada Festival, Parsifal in Kassel, Tannhäuser in Augsburg, the title-role in Kurt Weill's Der Protagonist at the Bregenz Festival, Max (Krenek's Jonnyspieltauf) in Cologne, the Captain (Wozzeck) at the Teatro Real in Madrid, the Paris Opera, New York Metropolitan Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera and the Salzburg Festival, Klaus Narr (Gurre-Lieder) on tour with Michael Gielen and the SWR Symphony Orchestra, Sellem (The Rake's Progress) at the Theater an der Wien, Chouiski (Boris Godunov) in Munich, Alwa (Lulu) at the Grand Théâtre de Genève, Tristan (Tristan and Isolde) in Augsburg, Herod at the Vienna Staatsoper, the Zurich Opera and the Verbier Festival, Midas (Danae's Love) at the Salzburg Festival 2017, the Witch (Hänsel and Gretel) at the Royal Opera House in London and at the Metropolitan Opera, the Emperor (Die Frau ohne Schatten) at the Verbier Festival 2019, Piet (Le Grand Macabre) in Dresden.
He made his debut as Mime at the New York Metropolitan Opera and Bayreuth Festival, as well as in Cologne with Jeffrey Tate at the New National Theatre in Tokyo, the Royal Opera House in London, the Mupa in Budapest and the Paris Opera.
Gerhard Siegel is also a composer: he composed, among others, a stage version of Heinrich Heine’s Deutschland – ein Wintermärchen, premiered in Trier.
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