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Gerhard Siegel



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

German tenor Gerhard Siegel sings Captain (Wozzeck) for The Royal Opera in the 2013/14 Season. 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) for the Company.

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, and sang major roles including Florestan (Fidelio), Walther von Stolzing (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), Mephistopheles (Busoni’s Doktor Faust), Herod and lead tenor roles in Der Ring des Nibelungen.

Since 2006 Siegel has performed for many major opera companies in Europe and further afield. He has sung Mime for Bayreuth Festival, the Metropolitan Opera, New York, in Tokyo and in Cologne. Other major appearances include Captain at the Teatro Real, Madrid, Metropolitan Opera and Stuttgart, Shuisky (Boris Godunov) for Bavarian State Opera, Margarito (Balada’s Faust-Bal) at the Teatro Real, Madrid, and Herod at La Monnaie, Brussels.