On April 20, Gerhard Siegel will be hosting the Easter benefit gala "Siegel & Friends" at the Augsburg Theater. In an interview with German broadcasting station BR-Klassik, the tenor now tells how the idea for the concertante event came developed, what unites him with Augsburg and how he was…

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On April 20, 2019 Gerhard Siegel invites to the gala event "Siegel & Friends". In cooperation with the Staatstheater Augsburg, a unique concert performance of Richard Wagner's "Walküre" will be brought to the stage. The unique performance will take place in favor of the renovation of the…

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Gerhard Siegel has been invited to the Metropolitan Opera in New York. In seven performances during December 2017 and January 2018, he will sing the part of the Witch in Humperdinck's "Hänsel und Gretel". The opera is conducted by Donald Runnicles.


The German tenor Gerhard Siegel began his musical career as an instrumentalist and composer. After completing his voice training with Liselotte Becker-Egner at the Augsburg Conservatory, he became an ensemble member of the Stadttheater Trier. Here the stage version of Heinrich Heine’s “Deutschland – ein Wintermärchen”, for which he composed the music, had its world premier. In 1995 Gerhard Siegel was the winner at the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition in Vienna. After an engagement as dramatic and lyric tenor at the Anhaltisches Theater Dessau and guest performances in Germany, Bulgaria, Holland and Spain, he was engaged in Augsburg in 1997.

In 1998 he debuted at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich. From 1999 to 2006 he was under contract at the Nuremberg Theater, where he was primarily able to expand his repertoire in the field of dramatic and heroic tenor. Here he sang Parsifal, Bacchus, Herodes, Florestan, Laca (“Jenufa“) and Sergej (“Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District”), but also Mephistopheles (“…

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