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Gerhard Siegel

Tenor

Biography

Gerhard Siegel in action.
Gerhard Siegel in Wozzeck, The Royal Opera © ROH/Catherine Ashmore, 2013

German tenor Gerhard Siegel made his debut with The Royal Opera in 2004 as Mime (Der Ring des Nibelungen), a role he returned to sing for The Royal Opera in September 2012. He has also sung Herod (Salome) and Captain (Wozzeck) for The Royal Opera. He returns in the 2018/19 Season to sing Mime and Witch (Hansel and Gretel).

Siegel was born in Upper Bavaria and began his musical studies as a trumpeter. He studied singing in Augsburg and in 1999 began his association with Nuremberg Opera, where he was a member until 2006. His repertory in Nuremberg included Florestan (Fidelio), Walther von Stolzing (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), Mephistopheles (Busoni’s Doktor Faust), Herod and Mime, Loge, Siegmund and Siegfried (Der Ring des Nibelungen).

Siegel’s engagements elsewhere include Mime for Bayreuth Festival, the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Semperoper Dresden, in Tokyo and in Cologne, Captain for Teatro Real, Madrid, Metropolitan Opera, Salzburg Festival and in Stuttgart, Shuisky (Boris Godunov) for Bavarian State Opera, Margarito (Balada’s Faust-Bal) for Teatro Real, Madrid, Tenor/Bacchus (Ariadne auf Naxos) for Vienna State Opera, Tristan (Tristan und Isolde) with Cleveland Orchestra and Welser-Möst, with Nina Stemme as Isolde, and Herod for La Monnaie, Brussels.

Photos

Hanna Hipp as Hansel and Gerhard Siegel as the Witch in Hansel and Gretel, The Royal Opera

Stefan Vinke as Siegfried and Gerhard Siegel as Mime in Siegfried, The Royal Opera

Alan Oke as Loge and Gerhard Siegel as Mime in Das Rheingold, The Royal Opera

John Lundgren as Wotan, Alan Oke as Loge and Gerhard Siegel as Mime in Das Rheingold, The Royal Opera

Gerhard Siegel as the Captain and Simon Keenlyside as Wozzeck in Wozzeck

Angela Denoke as Salome and Gerhard Siegel as Herod in Salome

Angela Denoke as Salome and Gerhard Siegel as Herod in Salome

Hanna Hipp as Hansel, Jennifer Davis as Gretel and Gerhard Siegel as the Witch in Hansel and Gretel, The Royal Opera

Hanna Hipp as Hansel and Gerhard Siegel as the Witch in Hansel and Gretel, The Royal Opera

Gerhard Siegel as Mime and Alan Oke as Loge in Das Rheingold, The Royal Opera

Johannes Martin Kränzle as Alberich and Gerhard Siegel as Mime in Das Rheingold, The Royal Opera

Gerhard Siegel in Wozzeck, The Royal Opera

Gerhard Siegel as the Captain and Simon Keenlyside as Wozzeck in Wozzeck

Gerhard Siegel as the Witch in Hansel and Gretel, The Royal Opera

Stefan Vinke as Siegfried and Gerhard Siegel as Mime in Siegfried, The Royal Opera

Gerhard Siegel as Mime in Siegfried, The Royal Opera

Gerhard Siegel in rehearsal for Hansel and Gretel, The Royal Opera

Stefan Vinke as Siegfried and Gerhard Siegel as Mime in Siegfried, The Royal Opera

Gerhard Siegel as Mime in Siegfried, The Royal Opera

Stefan Vinke as Siegfried and Gerhard Siegel as Mime in Siegfried, The Royal Opera

Gerhard Siegel

Gerhard Siegel as the Captain, Simon Keenlyside as Wozzeck and John Tomlinson as the Doctor in Wozzeck