Patrick Vogel was born in Berlin and
stayed in his home town to study singing at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns
Eisler with Roman Trekel and Julia Varady. After finishing his studies Patrick
joined the International Opera Studio in Zurich and was subsequently offered a
two-year contract at the Stadttheater Klagenfurt in Austria.
Recently the artist has
performed his debut as Max/Freischütz at the operatic
festival Ödenpullach/Munich, Walther/Tannhäuser, Graf
Elemer/Arabella and Arturo/Lucia di Lammermoor at Semperoper
Dresden, Ulrich Eisslinger/Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at Osterfestspiele
Salzburg, 3rd Jew/Salome at Salzburger Festspiele as well
as Nick/La fanciulla del West, Walther von der Vogelweide/Tannhäuser,
3. Knappe/Parsifal and Der Maler/ Ein Neger in Lulu at Oper Leipzig.
highlights include Ulrich Eißlinger/Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at
Sächsische Staatsoper, Semperoper Dresden. Patrick Vogel is also a member of
the ensemble at Oper Leipzig where he is set to perform as well Princ/Rusalka, Jeník/Prodaná
nevěsta and Alfredo Germont/La traviata, Narraboth/Salome, Kilian/Der
Freischütz, Pang/Turandot, Tamino/Die Zauberflöte, Valzacchi/Der Rosenkavalier,
Lord Arturo Bucklaw/Lucia di Lammermoor and others. In Season
19/20 he will do his debut as Flamand/Capriccio.
At Genoa’s Teatro Carlo Felice, he
made a succesful debut as Captain Vere in ‘Billy Budd’, and returned the
following season as Don Ottavio in ‘Don Giovanni’ alongside Erwin Schrott and
as Narraboth in ‘Salome’, under the muscial direction of Fabio Luisi. He also
sang Fenton in Otto Nicolai’s ‘Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor’ for the
Staatstheater Kassel and the Magdeburg Oper House. He made his Hamburg State
Opera debut in a ballet version of Gustav Mahler’s ‘Das Lied von der Erde’,
directed by John Neumeier.
In 2017 Patrick made his debut at the
Tokyo Spring festival under the musical direction of Ulf Schirmer. He sang in
Puccini‘s Messa di Gloria in 2016 at both the Berlin Konzerthaus Berlin and the
Zurich Tonhalle. In the summer of that same year he also appeared for the first
time at the Salzburg Festival, in ‘Manon Lescaut’ as lampionniao / Maestro di
ballo, under the baton of Marco Armiliato. A recording was releaed by Deutsche
From the season 2015-16 onwards, he
has been a member of the ensemble at the Leipzig Opera, where his roles have
included Tamino in ‘Die Zauberflöte’, Pang in ‘Turandot’, Arturo in ‘Lucia di
Lammermoor’, and Walter von der Vogelweide in ‘Tannhäuser’. This season he will
also make his role debut as Alfredo in ‘La Traviata’.
Previous roles include Sellem in ‘The
Rake’s Progress’ at the Staatsoper Berlin, Valzacchi (‘Rosenkavalier’) at the
Deutsche Oper, Berlin. He has also sung at the Munich Opera Festival, in the
world premiere of Erich Zeisel’s opera ‘Hiob’.
On record, he has recently appeared
on the label Harmonia Mundi / Sony Music with Salieri’s opera ‘La scuola de’
gelosi’ with the ensemble l’arte del mondo under the baton of Werner Ehrhardt,
as well as Dido (‘Dido and Aeneas’) with the ensemble Univocale under the
musical direction of Christoph Ostendorf.
In addition to his operatic work,
Patrick Vogel has a wide-ranging song repertoire. His repertoire also includes
many concert works, ranging from Monteverdi to Britten (‘War Requiem’) and
beyond, for instance to contemporary works by Katia Tchemberdij. On the
Stuttgart Bach Ensemble’s tour of South America he sang the Evangelist in
Bach’s ‘St Matthew Passion‘.