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Klaus Florian Vogt was born in Holstein in northern Germany. He made his debut as a horn player with the Hamburg National Orchestra before studying the voice. After making his singing debut in Flensburg, he became a member of the troupe of the Dresden Opera. Since 2003, he has been working on a freelance basis. Klaus Florian Vogt excels in dramatic roles like Lohengrin, Tannhäuser, Parsifal, Stolzing (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), Siegmund, Florestan (Fidelio), Paul (Die tote Stadt), and Hoffmann. His roster of roles also includes Erik (Der Fliegende Holländer), Andrei (Khovanshchina), the Prince (Rusalka), Bacchus (Ariadne auf Naxos) and Faust (La Damnation de Faust). He performs at the major international opera houses as well as at the Bayreuth Festival and the Salzburg Festival.
In 2007, he sang the role of Lohengrin at Milan’s La Scala and made his Bayreuth Festival debut (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg). He was invited back to Bayreuth from 2011 to 2015 (Lohengrin) and again in 2016 (Parsifal), 2017 and 2018 (for a new production of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg by Barrie Kosky). In 2017, in Munich, he added the title role of Tannhäuser to his repertoire. Klaus Florian Vogt has sung the role of Lohengrin all over the world (Milan’s La Scala, New York’s Metropolitan Opera, the Vienna Staatsoper, the Zurich Opera, London’s Royal Opera House, the New National Theatre in Tokyo, the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, the Berlin Staatsoper, Berlin’s Deutsche Oper, the Hamburg Staatsoper and the Baden-Baden Festival). He also performs in concert under the direction of conductors like Daniel Barenboim, Andris Nelsons, Kirill Petrenko, Philippe Jordan, Mariss Jansons, Antonio Pappano, Simone Young and Kent Nagano. His numerous recordings include Helden (2012, with the Deutsche Oper Orchestra of Berlin and Peter Schneider), Wagner (2013, with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra and Jonathan Nott) and Favorites (2014, songs from operettas and stage musicals with the Munich Radio Orchestra and Gerrit Prießnitz), all of which were released by Sony Classical. In 2012, Klaus Florian Vogt was named “Artist of the Year” by ECHO-Klassik.
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at the Salzburg Easter Festival, Tannhäuser at the Bayerische Staatsoper, and Die tote Stadt at Milan’s La Scala.
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