Christian Voigt


In March 2011 Christian Voigt gave his debut as Siegfried at the Opéra de Bastille in Paris under the baton of Philippe Jordan. For this part, he was also engaged to the Staatsoper Hannover and in October 2011 to the Staatstheater Darmstadt (the FAZ wrote Christian Voigt is splendid). In Spring 2019 he gave his Japan-debut as Siegfried in a production of Michael Hampe and sang at the Tokyo Spring Festival Waldemar in Arnold Schönbergs “Gurre-Lieder” under the baton of Maestro Kazushi Ono , both with great success. From 2008-2014 he was a member of the Theater Freiburg, where he sang with a tremendous success Siegmund (Die Walküre) in 2009/10, 2010/11/12 and Siegfried in both parts (Siegfried and Götterdämmerung). In spring 2013 he sang Siegfried in Götterdämmerung with the Bamberger Symphoniker under the baton of Jonathan Nott.

In 2009/10, he was nominated as upcoming Young Singer of the Year for his Siegfried (Götterdämmerung) by the journal Opernwelt.

Christian Voigt gave his debut as Lohengrin in January 2013 and Parsifal in February 2013, both in Freiburg. As well, he sang Siegfried in Darmstadt.  In October 2013, he had a fantastic debut as Tristan in Oldenburg and in February/March 2014 great success as Tannhäuser in Freiburg.

In September 2014 he sang Siegfried in Peking, 2015 he sang Lohengrin in Rennes and sang Siegfried in "Siegfried" and "Götterdämmerung" in Palermo 2015/2016 and 2016 „Siegfried“ in Leipzig. In 2018 he sang for the first time Walther von Stolzing in Richard Wagners „Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg“ in Poznan. Guest engagements leaded him a.o. to the Oper houses like Opéra Bastille Paris, Palermo, Berlin, Frankfurt, Beijing, Biwako Hall Ōtsu, State opera Praha, Leipzig, Hannover, Rennes und Darmstadt. Christian Voigt worked a.o. with conductors as , Philippe Jordan, Kazushi Ono, Stefan Anton Reck, Adam Fischer, Ulf Schirmer, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Helmuth Rilling, Philippe Herreweghe, Michael Schoenwandt, Gerd Albrecht, Dietfried Bernet, Constantin Trinks, Rudolf Piehlmayer, Justin Brown , directors as Michael Hampe, Graham Vick, Calixto Bieto, Udo Samel, Frank Hilbrich, Hans-Peter Lehmann, Carlos Wagner, Giuseppe Frigeni, Eva-Maria Höckmayr, Ingo Kerkhof, Michael Sturm, Andreas Hutter as well and major European Orchestras as the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, La Chapelle Royale, Staatskapelle Berlin, Bach-Collegium Stuttgart and the Danish Radio Concert Orchestra and sang a.o. in concert halls as the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Palais des Beaux Arts Brüssel, Stephanien-Saal Graz, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées Paris, in the Berlin Philharmonie, Konzerthaus am Gendarmenmarkt, the Liederhalle Stuttgart and the Tonhalle Zürich.

The singer was invited to international Festivals as the Tokyo Spring Festival, Styriarte-Graz, Richard-Strauss-Festspiele Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Dresdener Musikfestspiele, Schwetzinger Festspiele, Wiener Festwochen, Bad Hersberger Opernfestspiele, Schlossfestspiele Zwingenberg, Internationale Hugo-Wolf-Akademie Stuttgart and Schubertiade Feldkirch, where he started his career in 1997 and came back regularly.  

Christian Voigt studied in his hometown Berlin at the University of Music Hanns Eisler with Heinz Reeh and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. In 1995 he won the 6th International Mozart Competition in Salzburg. He absolved Master classes a.o. with Peter Schreier, Josef Protschka, Kurt Equiluz, Wolfram Rieger and René Kollo and was a fellow of the Studienstiftung of Germany. His first engagement as a lyric Tenor leaded him to the Theater Vorpommern Stralsund/Greifswald.  

His concert and Lied repertory includes the major works of the Klassik and Romantik of Bach, Händel, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Mozart, Beethoven, Haydn, Wolf, Strauss and Mahler. His extensive Lied repertory includes all the big Lied cycles as well as special material. In autumn 1998 he sang Brahm’s Die schöne Magelone and Mahler’s Lied von der Erde for the first time. 2001 followed a tour with Die schöne Magelone and other Lied cylces through Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands. In November 2009 he was part of a performance of Rudi Stephan’s 2nd Symphony Die ersten Menschen.

CD-Productions a.o. under the baton of Helmuth Rilling (F.Schubert/ E.Denisov Lazarus) with Hännsler as well as with Philippe Herreweghe (Schumann’s Faust- Scenes) with harmonia mundi and Anton Schweitzer’s Alceste with Naxos are completing his artistic work. There is also available a live-Recording on DVD with him as Siegfried from a performance in the NCPA in Beijing 2014, produced by DR-Classics.

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