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Moritz Gogg
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Moritz Gogg was born 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, Harald Stamm 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 Chamber Opera [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’s Ensemble since 2003 and has performed a large variety of roles, including: Papageno [DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE], Danilo [DIE LUSTIGE WITWE], Belcore [L´ELISIR D ´AMORE], Peter Besenbinder [HÄNSEL UND GRETEL], Prosdocimo [IL TURCO IN ITALIA], Ping [TURANDOT], Eisenstein and Dr. Falke [DIE FLEDERMAUS] and Achillas [GIULIO CESARE]. He has also performed pivotal roles such as Figaro [LE NOZZE DI FIGARO] and Mandryka [ARABELLA] at various theatres.

Guest engagements have included performances at the Semperoper Dresden, the Oper Frankfurt, the Vienna Volksoper, the Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf, the Leipzig Opera, the Cologne Opera, the Bonn Opera, the Bremen Opera, the State Theatres in Wiesbaden and Schwerin, the Theatre in Aachen, the Kiel Theatre, the Regensburg Theatre, the Lübeck Opera, the Salzburg and Linz Landestheaters, the Eisenstadt Haydn Festival, the Internationale Herrenchiemsee Festspiele, at the Grazer Musikverein and the Salzburg Festival.

In the 2011-12 season, Moritz Gogg has performed a wide range of roles at the Hamburg State Opera including: Papageno [DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE], Ping [TURANDOT], Schaunard [LA BOHÈME], Melot [TRISTAN UND ISOLDE] and Albany in the premiere of Aribert Reimann’s [LEAR].

In 2012-13, he returned to the role of Papageno [DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE] at the Semperoper and to the role of Danilo [DIE LUSTIGE WITWE] at the the State Theatre in Wiesbaden. At the Hamburg State Opera he has performed Eisenstein [DIE FLEDERMAUS], Harlekin [ARIADNE AUF NAXOS], Peter Besenbinder [HÄNSEL UND GRETEL], Papageno [DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE], Melot [TRISTAN UND ISOLDE] and Lord Mountjoy in the premiere of Benjamin Britten’s GLORIANA, and appeared at the Schwerin Schlossfestspiele as Eisenstein [DIE FLEDERMAUS].

In the 2013-14 Season, he will sing Papageno [DIE ZAUBERFFLÖTE] at the Prinzregententheater in Munich, Cecco del Vecchio [RIENZI] in Shanghai and at the Beijing Music Festival, and Mandryka [ARABELLA] at the Nuremberg State Theatre. At the Hamburg State Opera he will appear as Papageno [DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE], Eisenstein [DIE FLEDERMAUS], Harlekin [ARIADNE AUF NAXOS], Prosdocimo [IL TURCO IN ITALIA], Albany [LEAR] and Korowjew [DER MEISTER UND MARGARITA]. In 2014, Moritz Gogg will sing the part of Christus in J. S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion at the Philharmonie am Gasteig in Munich as well as at the Berlin Philharmonic Hall, and perform Don Fernando [FIDELIO] at the Internationale Herrenchiemsee Festspiele.

Moritz Gogg has worked with such distinguished conductors as Philippe Auguin, Jonas Alber, Marcus R. Bosch, Frédéric Chaslin, Alfred Eschwé, Adam Fischer, Matthias Foremny, Enoch zu Guttenberg, Alexander Joel, Peter Keuschnig, Nicola Luisotti, Alessandro De Marchi, Cornelius Meister, Ingo Metzmacher, Andris Nelsons, Markus Poschner, Alexander Soddy, Stefan Soltesz, Constantin Trinks, Bruno Weil, Sebastian Weigle, Ralf Weikert and Simone Young and stage directors as 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 and 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 and the 2010 DVD-recording of DIALOGUES DES CARMÉLITES both conducted by Simone Young.

Last Update September 2013

Baritone Moritz Gogg