Verbier Festival
Gerhard Siegel
Der Kaiser

The German tenor Gerhard Siegel is one of the most sought-after singers in his field. His repertoire includes the roles of the Charakterfach like Mime (Ring), Herodes (Salome), Hauptmann (Wozzeck) and the Witch in Hänsel and Gretel, as well as dramatic roles like Siegmund (Walküre), Bacchus (Ariadne), Florestan (Fidelio), Max (Freischütz), Tannhäuser, Tristan and Siegfried.
He began his musical career as an instrumentalist and composer. After studying voice at the Augsburg Conservatory, he was a long-standing ensemble member at the Staatstheater Nuremberg, where he was able to expand his repertoire especially in the dramatic and heroic tenor repertoire.

Since 2006, Gerhard Siegel has worked as a freelance artist and has performed at important opera houses such as the Vienna and Bavarian State Operas, the Royal Opera Covent Garden, the Metropolitan Opera New York, the Zurich Opera House, the Deutsche and Komische Oper Berlin, the Theater an der Wien, the Teatro Real Madrid and the Liceu Barcelona etc.

A central part of his repertoire today is Mime in Rheingold and Siegfried. He has sung this role at the Bayreuth Festival, the Metropolitan Opera NY, the Royal Opera Covent Garden, in Valencia, Budapest, Cologne and Tokyo.
Additionally, he is considered one of the most important interpreters of Herod, a role which has already taken him to New York, London, Vienna, Brussels, Boston, Berlin, Vienna, Shanghai, Turin. Budapest and Zurich.

Siegel has worked with renowned orchestras such as the Vienna Philharmonic (Schönberg’s Gurre-Lieder), the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the SWR and WDR Symphony Orchestras, the Hamburg Symphonic Orchestra in the Elbphilharmonie and recently celebrated a great success as Tristan with the Cleveland Orchestra under Franz Welser-Möst.

Future projects include: Grand Macabre in Dresden, Wozzeck at the Metropolitan Opera, Chowantschina at Berlin Staatsoper, the complete Ring cycles in Paris and Berlin, Lulu at the Metropolitan and Max/Freischütz at the Semperoper.