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  • Christian Voigt: Erik - Der fliegende Holländer - Kavatine

Christian Voigt Tenor

Christian Voigt studied singing in his home town Berlin with Heinz Reeh and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. In 1995 he was prize winner of the 6th International Mozart-Competition Salzburg. After graduating he continued his studies with Peter Schreier, Josef Protschka, Kurt Equiluz, Wolfram Rieger and René Kollo. Christian Voigt was scholarship holder of "Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes".

He appeared in several european countries like Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Denmark, Poland, Estonia, Hungaria under important orchestras like Chamber Orchestra of Europe, La Chapelle Royale/Orchestre des Champs-Elysees, Staatskapelle Berlin, Bach-Collegium Stuttgart, Danish Radio Orchestra.

He worked together with famous conductors like Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Helmuth Rilling, Philippe Herreweghe, Gerd Albrecht, Dietfried Bernet, Will Humburg, Michael Schoenwandt.

Christian Voigt is also a frequent guest at the music festivals Styriarte Graz, Richard-Strauss-Festspiele Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bad Hersfelder Opernfestspiele, Wiener Festwochen, Dresdner Musikfestspiele, Schwetzinger Festspiele, Schubertiade Feldkirch.

In the 2003-04 season he appeared first time at Staatsoper Hannover and Oper Frankfurt. In the summer 2005 he sung Erik|Der fliegende Holländer at the Izmir Opera House and in the Arena of Aspendos. Further roles of his repertoire were since then for example: Bacchus|Ariadne auf Naxos, Max|Der Freischütz, Lenski|Eugen Onegin, Siegmund|Die Walküre, Florestan|Fidelio, Duca|Rigoletto, Cavaradossi|Tosca.

In the 2006-07 and 2007-08 seasons Voigt appeared as Erik, Eisenstein|Die Fledermaus, Max and Bacchus at the Tiroler Landestheater, Innsbruck. In January 2007 he made his debut in Italy with Erik at Teatro Verdi in Triest. Furthermore he sang Max at the Festspielhaus Bregenz directed by Dietfried Bernet, and was engaged by the Prague State Opera for Erik in 2008. In 2010 Voigt made his house debut as solist of Mendelssohn's "Lobgesang" at Teatro Lirico di Cagliari.

In December 2008 Voigt joined the ensemble of the Freiburg Opera where he debuted in 2009 with great success as Siegmund|Die Walküre. Since then he performed many important roles, such as both Siegfrieds|Siegfried & Götterdämmerung in the complete staging of "The Ring of the Nibelung", Orpheus|Orpheus in the Underworld, Witch|Hänsel und Gretel, Cavaradossi, Paco|La Vida Breve with Calixto Bieito as stage director, Narraboth|Salome, and Oberon. In the magazine "Opernwelt", he was nominated as best new singer of 2010.

Engagements since 2011 include Siegfried in the Ring Cycle in Freiburg; Siegmund|Die Walküre in Oldenbourg; Siegfried|Siegfried at the Opéra de Bastille in Paris, at Hanover's State Opera and in a new production at the State Opera Darmstadt. In June 2012 Christian Voigt gave his debut in Wiesbaden when jumping in as Lohengrin. He sang as Lohengrin in Freiburg and he gave his debut as Parsifal there.

2013-14 Christian Voigt performed as Tristan|Tristan and Isolde at Oldenbourg's State Opera and as Edwin|Die Czárdásfürstin at Freiburg. Lateron he debuted as Tannhäuser in Freiburg.

Further plans include for example engagements as Siegfried at the Chinese National Opera in Beijing, and as Siegfried and Siegfried|Götterdämmerung at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo.