Klaus Florian Vogt

Photo: Harald Hoffmann
Klaus Florian Vogt is one of the greatest tenors of our time, known around the world for his critically acclaimed Lohengrin. In addition to other Wagner roles such as Parsifal, Stolzing ("Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg"), Tannhäuser and Siegmund ("Die Walküre"), his repertoire also encompasses lyric-dramatic roles such as the Emperor in "Die Frau ohne Schatten", the Prince in Dvořák's "Rusalka", Bacchus in "Ariadne auf Naxos" and Faust in "La Damnation de Faust". Hailing from North Germany, he started his career as a horn player in the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra, whilst simultaneously studying singing in Lübeck.
He made his Japanese debut in 2005 in Tokyo (in the title role in "Les contes d'Hoffmann"), followed by his American debut as Lohengrin at the Metropolitan Opera in 2006. Since 2007, he has made regular guest appearances at La Scala in Milan (Lohengrin, as well as Florestan in "Fidelio"), and in the same year made his Bayreuth Festival debut as Walther von Stolzing in the new production of "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg", directed by Katharina Wagner. He has subsequently been a regular Bayreuth guest and sang Lohengrin in the Neuenfels production from 2011 to 2015. This was followed by Parsifal in 2016 in a new production by Uwe Eric Laufenberg, as well as Stolzing in "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg" in 2017, 2018 and 2019, directed by Barrie Kosky. He return to the Met as Florestan and Parsifal in 2017 and 2018, sang Lohengrin in Tokyo, and appeared as Florestan in Zurich. In 2017, he made his role debut as Tannhäuser in a new production at the Bavarian State Opera. He was awarded the ECHO Classic Artist of the Year Award in 2012, and was named "Hamburger Kammersänger" in 2019.


Siegmund in »Die Walküre«


Der Ring des Nibelungen
The Valkyrie
2021 International May FestivalGrosses Haus17:00 - 22:30
All four cycles are bookable as subscriptions from 24.04.2020. Individual performances will go on sale from 1.10.2020, subject to availability.