Patrick Vogel

Tenor Patrick Vogel was born in Berlin. After taking his school-leaving examination, he trained first as a motorcycle mechanic, and subsequently as a singer with Snezana Brzakovic and Roman Trekel at Berlin’s Hochschule für Musik ‘Hanns Eisler’.


Patrick is currently a member of the Leipzig Opera ensemble. This season in Leipzig, he is playing Flamand (Capriccio) and Erik (The Flying Dutchman), as well as making his role debut as Don José. Last season he gave his first performances of Alfredo (La traviata), Narraboth (Salome), the Prince (Rusalka), and Jeník (The Bartered Bride). Further roles in his repertoire include Tamino (The Magic Flute), Pang (Turandot), Count Elemer (Arabella), and Narraboth (Salome). More recently, he has added acclaimed interpretations of Walther von der Vogelweide (Tannhäuser) and The Painter/Negro (Lulu), with Lotte de Beer as stage director.


Guest appearances have followed as Graf Elemer (Arabella) and Walther von der Vogelweide (Tannhäuser) at the Semperoper Dresden. Patrick made his Salzburg Easter Festival debut in 2019 as Eislinger (Die Meistersinger) under Christian Thielemann.


Subsequent engagements include Third Jew (Salome) under Franz Welser-Möst and Lamplighter/Dance Master (Manon Lescaut) with Marco Armiliato at the Salzburg Festival. At the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa he appeared on stage in 2016 as Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni) and Narraboth (Salome) under the musical direction of Fabio Luisi. In the same year, Patrick sang, for his Hamburg State Opera debut, Das Lied von der Erde in a staging by John Neumeier. In 2017, he made his debut at the Tokyo Spring Festival.


Patrick commands a wide-ranging repertoire in concert and song. For instance, he has sung the Evangelist Bach's St Matthew Passion, under Helmuth Rilling’s direction, on tour in South America. He recently sang for the first time the tenor part in Verdi’s Requiem under Volker Hedtfeld, at the Konzerthaus Berlin.


In winter 2020, a recording of music by Franz Berwald with the Franz-Ensemble was released by Dabringhaus and Grimm. Patrick appears in Harmonia Mundi/Sony Music’s recording of Salieri's opera La scuola de' gelosi with Ensemble l'arte del mondo under Werner Ehrhardt, and in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas with Ensemble Univocale under the direction of Christoph D. Ostendorf.

Patrick Vogel has already collaborated with conductors as varied as Daniel Barenboim, Marco Armiliato, Carlo Rizzi, Lothar Zagroszek, Ingo Metzmacher, Ulf Schirmer, Daniele Gatti, Philippe Jordan, Asher Fisch, and Dan Ettinger.

He is fluent in German, Italian, English, and French.