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Gerhard Siegel | Opera Singer

Gerhard Siegel was born in Upper Bavaria and studied trompet in Munich before he started a singer's education with Liselotte Becker-Egner in Augsburg, Bavaria. After his first engagement as chorister at the Augsburg Theatre he was obligated as a solist in Trier and Dessau. In 1995 he became lauriate of the 14. international Belvedere- Hans-Gabor singers competition. In 1998 Gerhard Siegel debuted with "Venus and Adonis" at the Staatsoper München and as Armoured in "The Magic Flute" at the Staatsoper Wien. Another deput followed in the next year: In Augsburg Gerhard Siegel's opera "Germany - A winter fairy tale" had its first performance. At the Opera in Nuremberg, the tenor belonged to since 1999 he sang the leading part in Wagner's opera "Parsifal", Walther von Stolzing in "The Mastersingers of Nuremberg", Tom Rakewell in Strawinsky's "The Rake's Progress", Mephistopheles in Busoni's "Doctor Faustus", Florestan in "Fidelio", Herod in "Salome", Octavio in "Giuditta" and Sergej in Mzensk's "Lady Macbeth" and Laca Klemen in "Jenufa" above all the leading part in "Siegfried", Siegmund in "The Valkyrie" and Loge in "The Rhinegold". For his next guestplays as Mime Siegel traveled to Tokyo (2001, 2003, 2006), Colonia (2002/2003), New York (2004), London (2005-2007) and Bayreuth (2006-2008) and as Siegmund and Siegfried to Peking (2007). After the Captain in "Wozzeck" in Paris (2008) will follow debuts at the Theatre in Vienna, the Vienna Opera, the German Opera in Berlin ("Traumgoerge") and guestplays in New York ("Ring" and "Wozzeck"), Madrid, Genf ("Lulu"), Barcelona, London ("Salome") and Baden-Baden, Germany.