Klaus Florian Vogt
Klaus Florian Vogt was born in Schleswig-Holstein and played French Horn in the Hamburg State Philharmonic until 1997, at the same time studying singing in Lübeck. In 1998, after an engagement in Flensburg, he moved to the Semperoper in Dresden, where he sang Tamino ("Die Zauberflöte"), Hans ("Die verkaufte Braut") and Matteo ("Arabella"). After making his Erfurt debut as Lohengrin, he has performed the role worldwide, amongst others in Dresden, at the Berlin State Opera, in Milan, Vienna, New York, Bade-Bade, Cologne and Tokio. In 2004/05, he made his debut as Stolzing ("Die Meistersinger"), in the title role of "Parsifa", as Erik ("Der fliegende Holländer") in Hamburg and as Loge ("Ring") in Dresden. Other roles include Florestan in "Fidelio" (Cologne, Los Angeles), the title roles in "Les contes d'Hoffmann" (Tokio) and "La Clemenza di Tito" (Paris), Cavaradossi in "Tosca" (Dresden), Siegmund in "Walküre" (Münich), Paul ("Die tote Stadt" in Vienna, Frankfurt and Madrid) and Kaiser in "Die Frau ohne Schatten" (Amsterdam, Leipzig). He was nominated for the German Theatre Prize for his performance as Andrej ("Chowanschtschina") in Münich, and he won the Echo-Klassik Award in 2012. He sang Stolzing und Lohengrin at the Bayreuth Festival and Lohengrin at the 2015 International May Festival.