Klaus Florian Vogt

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Klaus Florian Vogt (born in Heide, Schleswig-Holstein) is a German operatic tenor known for parts of Richard Wagner.

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Klaus Florian Vogt was a hornist first and played for several years with the Hamburg Philharmonic. He studied voice at the Lübeck Academy of Music and was first engaged at the Landestheater in Flensburg.[1]

In 1998 he moved to the Semperoper in Dresden, where he worked with Giuseppe Sinopoli and Colin Davis. He started as a lyrical tenor, singing Tamino in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, then also Hans in Smetana's The Bartered Bride and Matteo in Strauss' Arabella.

He sang Wagner's Lohengrin first at the theater in Erfurt in 2002, followed by international appearances in this part and also as Stolzing in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, his debut part at the Bayreuther Festspiele in 2007, and Parsifal.

In the concert repertoire, he recorded Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde, with Christian Gerhaher and the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, conducted by Kent Nagano in 2009.[2]

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