Born in Heide, in the Bundesland Schleswig-Holstein, Klaus Florian Vogt first studied horn at the academies of Hannover and Hamburg and began his musical career as 1st Horn in the Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra. Parallel to his orchestra position, he studied voice at the Lübeck Music Conservatory under Professor Günter Binge. After finishing his studies, he joined the Flensburg Opera in 1997/1998.
In 1998 Mr. Vogt changed over to the Dresden Semperoper, where he collaborated among others with conductors like Giuseppe Sinopoli and Sir Colin Davis. During this period, he expanded his repertoire substantially to include roles like Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), Hans (The bartered Bright) and Matteo (Arabella). Since his spectacular debut in the title role of Lohengrin, he has given guest performances in this role in Dresden, Madrid and other opera houses.
Since 2003 Klaus Florian Vogt has been working as a freelance singer and appeared in guest performances in Hamburg, Dresden, Brussels, Antwerp, Amsterdam and Cologne. Between 2004 and 2005 he extended his repertoire including four role debuts, namely in HamburgStolzing (Meistersinger), Parsifal (Parsifal)and Erik (Der fliegende Holländer) and in Dresden Loge (Rheingold). In 2005 he could be heard as Paul (Die tote Stadt) in Amsterdam and as Florestan (Fidelio) in Cologne. He also performed the title role in Lohengrin and Matteo (Arabella) in Dresden. His debut as Siegmund (Die Walküre) in Karlsruhe in October was followed by his Japan debut in the title role of Les Contes d'Hoffmann in Tokyo. In May 2006 he gave his very successful US debut as Lohengrin at the Metropolitan Opera New York. The same role was interpreted by the artist in two new productions: one by Nikolaus Lehnhoff, conducted by Kent Nagano in Baden-Baden (broadcasted on TV and released as DVD) and one at the opera of Cologne, directed by Klaus Maria Brandauer and conducted by Markus Sentz. In winter 2006/07 he performed Stolzing in a new Die Meistersinger production in Geneva and made his house debut again as Lohengrin at La Scala.
In March 2007 he appeared in a new production of Khovanshtshina as Andrej in Munich, for which he was nominated ‘German music theatre’s best singer/actor in 2007’ for the German Theater Award DER FAUST. In summer 2007 he gave his debut at the Bayreuth Festival. In the staging of Katharina Wagner he had a triumphal success as Walther von Stolzing in the new production of Die Meistersinger. At the Munich Opera Festival he also could be heard as Stolzing. In autumn 2007 he sang in a new production of Parsifal in Naples, followed by his first appearance in Los Angeles with Fidelio (Florestan in a new production with James Conlon conducting).
In spring 2008 he made his debut at the Vienna State Opera as Erik and Lohengrin and as Paul (Die tot Stadt). In autumn a new production Frau ohne Schatten (Kaiser) in Amsterdam followed as well as Ariadne in Bilbao. Afterwards he sang revivals of Lohengrin in Köln and Dresden and Euryanthe (Adola) in Dresden.
In April 2009 he made his debut at the Berlin state opera with a new production of Lohengrin (Barenboim, Herheim). At the Bayreuther Festspiele 2009 he appeared in Die Meistersinger as Stolzing. In September he sang in a revival of Lohengrin in Hamburg and in November/December in a new production of Die tote Stadt in Frankfurt.
New productions of Die tote Stadt in Madrid (June) and of Parsifal in Geneva (March/April). Die Meistersinger at the Deutsche Oper Berlin (February), Der fliegende Holländer at the Opera Bastille in Paris (September/October) and a new production of Rusalka (Prince) at the Bavarian State Opera (October/November). Recital at the Semperoper Dresden (November) and in summer 2010 again Die Meistersinger in Bayreuth.
Present and future engagements include:
A new production of Parsifal at the Teatro Liceo in Barcelona, a new production of Karja Kabanova at the Vienna State Opera and a new production Oberon in Toulouse. Debut as Cavaradossi (Tosca) in Dresden and Berlin. Paris Opera Bastille Titus (title role).
New productions of Florentinische Tragödie in Barcelona, Lohengrin in Tokio and new productions of Parsifal at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, of Die Walküre (Siegmund) in Munich and of Frau ohne Schatten in Baden-Baden.
New production of Rusalka in Barcelona, Liceo, and in
Die Walküre (new production) also at the Teatro Liceo in Barcelona.
The artist is a very successful concert singer, too. His concert appearances have already led him to Athens (Missa Solemis; c: Helmuth Rilling), Philharmonie Berlin (MISSA SOLEMNIS) and Leipzig for Beethoven's 9th Symphony with the Gewandhaus Orchestra. He also appeared in Vienna, Musikvereinssaal with Lied von der Erde and Mahlers Lied von der Erde at the SWF Radio and in numerous other concert projects.
|2010||Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg||Walther von Stolzing|
|2009||Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg||Walther von Stolzing|
|2008||Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg||Walther von Stolzing|
|2007||Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg||Walther von Stolzing|