Reinhard Hagen

Biography

Country: Germany  
Reinhard Hagen is a German bass. After studies in Karlsruhe and winning several international competitions, he made his professional debut in Dortmund. In 1994, he was engaged by the Deutsche Oper Berlin, one of the leading houses of Europe. At the Deutsche Oper he sang roles, including Titurel in Wagner's Parsifal, Sarastro in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, Landgrave Hermann in Wagner's Tannhäuser, Rocco in Beethoven's Fidelio, Pogner in Wagner's Die Read more Meistersinger, the Commendatore in Mozart's Don Giovanni, and Judas in the company's staging of J.S. Bach's Passion According to St. Matthew.

Non-German roles in which he has sung at the Deutsche Oper include Gremin in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, Heinrich in Wagner's Lohengrin, Ramfis in Verdi's Aida, the Watchman in Enescu's Oedipe, Banco in Verdi's Macbeth, and Count Walter in Massenet's Werther.

In 1998, Hagen made his U.S. debut at the San Francisco Opera in Verdi's Don Carlos, and in the 1999 - 2000 season returned as Raimondo Bidebent in Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor in addition to singing the roles of Fasolt and Hunding in San Francisco's Festival production of Wagner's Der Ring der Nibelungen. Other operas in his repertory include Verdi's Il trovatore, Puccini's La bohème, and Previn's A Streetcar Named Desire.

He has sung at other major European and American opera houses, including the Hamburg State Opera, the Munich State Opera, and the operas of Seville, San Diego, Venice, Barcelona, Los Angeles, and Geneva. He has sung operatic roles at major festivals including those at Tanglewood, Glyndebourne, and Aix-en-Provence, and at the Promenade Concerts in London.

As a concert singer, Hagen has performed with the Bavarian Radio Symphony, the Gewandhaus Orchestra, and the Berlin Philharmonic, as well as with ensembles in Israel, Brazil, France, and Italy; he has worked with such leading conductors as Neville Marriner, Helmuth Rilling, Armin Jordan, Sir Georg Solti, James Levine, Marek Janowski, Lorin Maazel, and Herbert Blomstedt in works as diverse as Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, Shostakovich's Fourteenth Symphony, and Haydn's Creation. Read less
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  • 1.
    Nessler: Der Trompeter Von Sackingen / Froschauer, Prey, Klepper, Spath
    Label: Capriccio Records   Catalog: 5187 Release Date: 10/29/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Viktor Nessler
    Performer:  Reinhard Hagen,  Hermann Prey,  Franz Hawlata,  Alfred Kuhn  ... 
    Conductor:  Helmuth Froschauer
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne West German Radio Chorus,  Cologne West German Radio Symphony Orchestra
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    Anton Bruckner - The Collection
    Label: Profil   Catalog: 13007 Release Date: 05/28/2013   Number of Discs: 20
    Composer:  Anton Bruckner
    Performer:  Wolfgang Czelusta,  Peter Redwig,  Klaus Bäuerle,  Fritz Resch  ... 
    Conductor:  Georg Tintner,  Gerd Schaller,  Klaus Tennstedt,  Kurt Sanderling  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra,  National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland,  Philharmonie Festiva  ... 
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    Franck: Les Beatitudes / Rilling, Stuttgart Radio Symphony
    Label: Hänssler Classic   Catalog: 98548 Release Date: 05/12/2009   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  César Franck
    Performer:  Juan Vasle,  Reinhard Hagen,  John Cheek,  Ingeborg Danz  ... 
    Conductor:  Helmuth Rilling
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart,  Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
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    Bruckner: Missa Solemnis, Psalms / Rickenbacher, Bamberg Symphony
    Label: Erato   Catalog: 91481 Release Date: 12/26/2007   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Anton Bruckner
    Performer:  Claudia Schubert,  Jörg Dürmüller,  Christiane Oelze,  Reinhard Hagen
    Conductor:  Karl Anton Rickenbacher
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bamberg Symphony Orchestra,  Bamberg Symphony Chorus
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    Hindemith: Die Harmonie Der Welt/Janowski, Kotchinian, Et Al
    Label: Wergo   Catalog: 6652 Release Date: 03/11/2003   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Paul Hindemith
    Performer:  Robert Wörle,  Christian Elsner,  Michael Burt,  Reinhard Hagen  ... 
    Conductor:  Marek Janowski
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Berlin Radio Chorus
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    Bach: Whitsun Cantatas / Gardiner, English Baroque, Et Al
    Label: Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog: 463584 Release Date: 07/18/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Christopher Foster,  Steve Davislim,  Bernarda Fink,  Robin Blaze  ... 
    Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
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    Bach: Ascension Cantatas / Gardiner, English Baroque, Et Al
    Label: Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog: 463583 Release Date: 06/13/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Michael Chance,  Nancy Argenta,  Anthony Rolfe Johnson,  Stephen Varcoe  ... 
    Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monteverdi Choir,  English Baroque Soloists
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    Mozart: Requiem;  Bruckner / Hickox, Rickenbacher, Et Al
    Label: Erato   Catalog: 5615012 Release Date: 10/20/1998   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Anton Bruckner,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Jörg Dürmüller,  Christiane Oelze,  Reinhard Hagen,  Yvonne Kenny  ... 
    Conductor:  Karl Anton Rickenbacher,  Richard Hickox
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bamberg Symphony Orchestra,  Bamberg Symphony Chorus,  Northern Sinfonia  ... 
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