Reinhard Hagen was born in Bremen and educated at the
Musikhochschule in Karlsruhe. He is a regular fixture at leading
international opera companies, festivals and concert halls
throughout Europe, North America and Japan. He was a regular
member of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, engaged by Götz Friedrich,
where he has interpreted inter alia roles like Pogner, Landgraf,
Daland, König Heinrich, Fasolt, Hunding, Sarastro, Arkel, Kaspar.
He has performed at the Glyndebourne Festival under Sir Simon
Rattle (Fidelio / Rocco) with subsequent performances at the
Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, Bastille Opéra, Paris (Die Zauberflöte /
Sarastro), Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona (Die Zauberflöte /
Sarastro and Lohengrin / König Heinrich), Royal Opera House,
London (Don Giovanni / Commendatore), San Francisco, San Diego
and Los Angeles Opera houses, Metropolitan Opera, New York
(Aida / Rè and Die Zauberflöte / Sarastro), Hamburg and Munich
State Operas. 2010 / 2011 season: Parsifal / Gurnemanz under the
musical direction of Leif Segerstam at the Malmö Opera. Recent en-
gagements include appearances at the Athens Opera (Parsifal /
Gurnemanz), Hamburg State Opera (Der fliegende Holländer /
Daland), Oman (Lohengrin / König Heinrich), Warsaw (Tristan und
Isolde / König Marke in the production of Mariusz Trelínski), Hallé
Orchestra (Das Rheingold / Fasolt, concert version, conductor: Sir
Mark Elder), San Diego Opera (Falstaff / Pistola, 2017).
Bayreuth Festival (2003, debut Lohengrin / König Heinrich under
Sir Andrew Davis and 2005 under Peter Schneider). Salzburg Easter
Festival (Fidelio / Rocco under Sir Simon Rattle and tour to Tokyo)
with re-invitation for Salome in 2011.
Reinhard Hagen's extensive concert work with the world's finest
orchestras and conductors includes performances with Claudio
Abbado, Herbert Blomstedt, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos (Dresden
Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra and Orquesta Nacional
de España Madrid), Marek Janowski, Lorin Maazel (Jerusalem with
the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra), Kurt Masur (New York
Philharmonic), Wolfgang Sawallisch (Santa Cecilia Rome),
Christian Thielemann (Munich Philharmonic). Since his successful
debut with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under James Levine,
he has been a regular invited guest soloist of this orchestra
(October 2005: Die Walküre / Hunding, 1st act, with Plácido
Domingo and Sir Simon Rattle, in May 2006 under Claudio Abbado
and in 2007 and 2011 again under Sir Simon Rattle).
Reinhard Hagen has been awarded the Kammersänger title (2010).
Recordings for Erato and DGG Archiv labels.