Moritz Gogg

Baritone
Moritz Gogg

Was born 1974 in Graz, Austria and initially studied piano. He won various prizes in piano competitions and worked at the Bühnen Graz as repetiteur and musical director. The baritone completed his vocal studies under Helena Lazarska at the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna. Here he was also a student in the Walter Berry`s and Robert Holl`s Lieder courses. [He graduated with honours in 2000.] Further experience was gathered in masterclasses given by Hilde Zadek, Thomas Hampson, Hans Hotter, Daniel Sarge und Wicus Slabbert. Moritz Gogg won prizes at the Jugend musiziert (Young Musicians) competition [1991] and the International Ferrucio Tagliavini Competition in 1997. He was awarded first prize at the International Competition Mikulas Schneider Trnavsky in 1998 and in the same year was a prize winner at the Mozarteum International Summer Academy in Salzburg. Concurrently with his studies, Moritz Gogg performed at the Vienna Chamberopera [1999-2001] and in the 2000/01 season sang at the Salzburger Landestheater and the Landestheater Linz. Shortly thereafter he joined the International Opera Studio at the Hamburg State Opera [2001-2003]. Moritz Gogg has been a member of the Hamburg State Opera Ensemble since 2003 and has performed a large variety of roles, including: Danilo [DIE LUSTIGE WITWE], Belcore [L´ELISIR D ´AMORE], Ping [TURANDOT], Eisenstein and Dr. Falke [DIE FLEDERMAUS] and Achillas [GIULIO CESARE]. He has also been a regular guest at the Bonn Opera [2005-2008], where he has performed pivotal roles such as Peter [HÄNSEL UND GRETEL] and Figaro [LE NOZZE DI FIGARO]. In season 2010/11, Moritz Gogg has performed a wide range of roles including: Eisenstein [DIE FLEDERMAUS] at the Oper Frankfurt and Papageno [DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE] at the Cologne Opera and the Festival Herrenchiemsee. He sang Tobia Mill [LA CAMBIALE IN MATRIMONIO] at the Grazer Musikverein and gave his role debut as Mandryka [ARABELLA] at the Theatre in Aachen. Guest engagements have included performances at the Semperoper Dresden, the Oper Frankfurt, the Vienna Volksoper, the Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf, the Cologne Opera, the Bonn Opera, the Bremen Opera, the State Theatres in Wiesbaden and Schwerin, the Theatre in Aachen, the Regensburg Theatre, the Lübeck Opera, the Salzburg and Linz Landestheaters, the Eisenstadt Haydn Festival, the Festival Herrenchiemsee, at the Grazer Musikverein and the Salzburg Festival. In the upcoming Hamburg season 2011/12, he will return to the role of Papageno [DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE] as well as performing Ping [TURANDOT], Schaunard [LA BOHÉME], Melot [TRISTAN UND ISOLDE] and Albany in the premiere of Aribert Reimanns [LEAR]. Moritz Gogg has worked with such distinguished conductors as Philippe Auguin, Jonas Alber, Marcus R. Bosch, Frédéric Chaslin, Alfred Eschwé, Adam Fischer, Enoch zu Guttenberg, Alexander Joel, Peter Keuschnig, Nicola Luisotti, Alessandro De Marchi, Cornelius Meister, Ingo Metzmacher, Andris Nelsons, Markus Poschner, Stefan Soltesz, Bruno Weil, Sebastian Weigle, Ralf Weikert und Simone Young. Directors with whom Moritz has worked include Willy Decker, Achim Freyer, Caroline Gruber, Robert Herzl, Guy Joosten, Peter Konwitschny, Josef E. Köpplinger, Harry Kupfer, Uwe Eric Laufenberg, Nikolaus Lehnhoff, Christof Loy, Christian Pöppelreiter, Christian Stückl und Keith Warner. Moritz Gogg has taken part in various radio and CD recordings, including Jörn Arnecke`s chamber opera Das Fest im Meer, which had its premiere in 2003 under the musical direction of Cornelius Meister. He also participated in the 2007 recording of Mathis, der Maler, conducted by Simone Young.

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