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Daniel Gloger


The German countertenor Daniel Gloger is inspiring contemporary composers to use new sounds and works like no other singer of his fach. He is always searching for the perfect interpretation of a work from the contemporary repertoire as well as in historical music up to the classical period. He is also very enthusiastic about contemporary music theatre.

He collaborates particularly closely with Lucia Ronchetti, Jennifer Walshe, Adriana Hölszky, Georg Friedrich Haas, Oscar Strasnoy, Bernhard Lang and Enno Poppe. As a regular guest at new music festivals, he has sung in over 200 world premières, including at the Ultraschall Festival Berlin, MaerzMusik Berlin, the Berliner Festspiele, Musica Viva Munich, the Klangspuren Festival Schwaz, the Festival d’Automne Paris, the Printemps des Arts Monaco, Musicadhoy Madrid, at the Ultima Festival Oslo, Warsaw Autumn and the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. Recently, he has performed Olga Neuwirth‘s pieces Hommage à Klaus Nomi with the Ensemble Modern and BIT20 Ensemble and The Outcast with the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.

Daniel Gloger is a sought-after performer in contemporary music theatre thanks to his playfulness and characteristic voice. His excellent performances include the title role in Adriana Hölszky’s Der gute Gott von Manhattan (Schwetzingen SWR Festival, 2004 and the Semperoper Dresden, 2005) and the title role in the première of Bernhard Lang’s Montezuma – Fallender Adler at the Nationaltheater Mannheim (2010). He successfully performed the première of the Bluthaus (2011), Thomas (2013) and Koma (2016) opera trilogy at the Schwetzingen SWR Festival, by Georg Friedrich Haas and the librettist Händl Klaus. Koma was voted “world première of the year” by the magazine Opernwelt and was presented 2019 in a new version at the Stadttheater Klagenfurt and the Opéra de Dijon. He also sang in the new production of Bluthaus at the Wiener Festwochen, Kampnagel Hamburg, and the Staatstheater Saarbrücken in 2015. In 2017, he returned to the Wiener Festwochen for the world premiere of Bernhard Lang‘s Mondparsifal (staging: Jonathan Meese, conductor: Simone Young) performing the main role of Parzefool; the German premiere followed at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele. At the invitation of the Munich Biennale 2018 his solo evening Up Close and Personal (Kaj Duncan David/Troels Primdahl) received great acclaim, the production also has been presented at the Eclat Festival and the Aarhus Festival in 2019. At the RuhrTriennale 2019, he sang Gordon Kampe‘s world premiere Gefährliche Operette. Eine Wiederbelebung.

Daniel Gloger also performed at the Staatstheater Stuttgart (Chaya Czernowin’s Pnima), the Staatsoper Berlin (Lucia Ronchetti’s Lezioni di tenebra, Oscar Strasnoy’s Geschichte), the Oper Bonn, the Staatstheater Saarbrücken and the Wiener Festwochen (Bluthaus), the Staatstheater Darmstadt (Koma), the Salzburg Festival (Judith based on Vivaldi’s Juditha triumphans), the Theater Basel (Lang’s Der Alte vom Berge) and at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires (Strasnoy’s Hochzeitsvorbereitungen and Geschichte). He sang in the première of Melancholia by G. F. Haas at the Opéra national de Paris, and subsequently at Den Nye Opera Bergen, Den Norske Opera Oslo and the Graz Opera.

In the season 22/23, Daniel Gloger performs Up Close and Personal (Kaj Duncan David/Troels Primdahl) at the Festival Musica Strasbourg.

Opera / Music theatre: 

Benjamin Britten A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Oberon), Death in Venice (Apollo)
Chaya Czernowin Pnima (First Male Voice)
Peter Eötvös Radames (Radames), Tri Sestri (Natascha)
Christoph W. Gluck Orfeo ed Euridice (Orfeo)
Georg F. Haas Bluthaus (Axel Freund), Koma (Jasmins Mann/ihre Mutter), Melancholia (Alfred), Thomas (Doktor Dürer)
Georg F. Handel Alcina (Ruggiero, Oberto), Ariodante (Ariodante, Polinesso), Giulio Cesare in Egitto (Giulio Cesare, Tolomeo), Rinaldo (Rinaldo, Goffredo), Serse (Serse, Arsamene), Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno (Il Disinganno)
Manuel Hidalgo Bacon 1561-1992 (Commander)
Adriana Hölszky Der Gute Gott von Manhattan (Der Gute Gott)
Eunyoung Kim Mama Dolorosa (grandmother)
Bernhard Lang Der Alte vom Berge (1. Countertenor), Mondparsifal Alpha 1-8 (Parzefool), Montezuma – Fallender Adler (Montezuma)
Györgyi Ligeti Aventures et Nouvelles Aventures (Mezzosopran), Le Grand Macabre (Prince Go-Go)
Claudio Monteverdi L’Orfeo (Pastore III), L’Incoronazione di Poppea (Nerone, Ottone)
Wolfgang A. Mozart Ascanio in Alba (Ascanio), Idomeneo (Idamante)
Sergej Newski Franziskus (Franziskus II)
Emmanuel Nunes La Douce (Le mari)
Carl Orff Carmina Burana (Cygnus)
Hilda Paredes The Phantom Palace (Ambassador Lieberman)
Enno Poppe Arbeit Nahrung Wohnung (counter-tenor), Interzone (Countertenor)
Wolfgang Rihm Die Eroberung von Mexico (Montezuma)
Lucia Ronchetti Last Desire (Narraboth, Herodias), Lezioni di Tenebra (Countertenor)
Gioacchino Rossini Tancredi (Tancredi)
Salvatore Sciarrino L’Infinito Nero (mezzo-soprano), Luci mie traditrici (L’Ospite)
Oscar Strasnoy Geschichte (Witold), Fabula (Countertenor)
Johann Strauß Die Fledermaus (Prince Orlofsky)
Igor Stravinsky The Rake’s Progress (Baba the Turk)
Antonio Vivaldi Juditha triumphans (Vagaus)
Jörg Widmann Babylon (Skorpionmensch), K(l)eine Morgenstern-Szene (Sängerin)

Concert (selection):

John Adams El Niño
Johann S. Bach Cantatas (z.B. BWV 4, 12, 22, 29…), Christmas Oratory, Mass in B minor, St. John’s Passion, St. Matthew’s Passion
Carl P. E. Bach St. Lukas’ Passion
Carola Bauckholt Doina
Luciano Berio Sinfonia
Leonard Bernstein Chichester Psalms
Nikolaus Brass Der Garten
Benjamin Britten Canticle II: Abraham and Isaac, op. 51, Canticle IV: The journey of the magi, op. 86
Dieterich Buxtehude Membra Jesu Nostri
Marc A. Charpentier Mass de Minuit, Te Deum
Christoph Demantius St. John’s Passion
Georg F. Handel Belshazzar, Dixit Dominus, Israel in Egypt, Jephtha, Samson, Saul, The Messiah
Claudio Monteverdi Vespro della Beata Vergine
Wolfgang A. Mozart Requiem in D minor
Giovanni B. Pergolesi Stabat Mater
Heinrich Schütz Musikalische Exequien, Psalmen Davids, St. John’s Passion, St. Matthew’s Passion
Salvatore Sciarrino Studi per l’intonazione del mare
Oscar Strasnoy L’Instant
Georg P. Telemann St. John’s Passion (1765)
Domenico Scarlatti Stabat Mater
Antonio Vivaldi Juditha triumphans (Vagaus), Nisi Dominus (RV 608), Stabat Mater (RV621)

18 September 2022, 18:30, Théâtre National de Strasbourg / Festival Musica Strasbourg – French Premiere
19 September 2022, 20:30, Théâtre National de Strasbourg / Festival Musica Strasbourg

Programme: Kaj Duncan David and Troels Primdahl Up Close and Personal (Personnel et Confidentiel)

Cast: Troels Primdahl (staging), Radu Baias (costumes), Daniel Gloger (countertenor)

„Naked“ – A Vocal Disrobement

The project NAKED presents seven new compositions dedicated to the countertenor Daniel Gloger in combination of a theatre of light. Sound, body, and stage are closely intertwined.
Who exposes themselves to whom? Where are the joints between eye and ear? How does a naked voice sound?
The movement opens the space. Fragments of songs by the English composer Henry Purcell separate the works that were specifically commissioned for this project from each other as much as they establish new relations and take up the Baroque interest for mirror phenomenons, staging of light and a theatrical rhetoric which underpins the whole performance. The focus is the multi-dimensional play between hearing and vision.

Daniel Gloger (countertenor / idea)
Sonja Füsti (stage)
Julia von Leliwa (costume)
Asmus Trautsch (production)

Alvaro Carlevaro – Umbral – Grabstein für A.
Snezana Nesic – The Night Song Of Still Standing Times
Tom Rojo Poller – OH SOLITUDE | O   O I  U  E
Henry Purcell (Arr: Anne Isenberg) – In Vain We Dissemble
Jan Kopp – Spiegelfechterei
Catherine Milliken – Urge me not!
Henry Purcell (Arr: Anne Isenberg) – Urge me no more
Bernhard Lang – SolEtude for Re
Alexandra Filonenko – NACKT
With fragments from „O Solitude“ of Henry Purcell

For more information about the project please visit the website.

Daniel Gloger is an absolute stroke of luck as the eponymous hero.
Der Tagesspiegel, 17 October 2017

The cast is as vocally solid as it is capable of delivering hilarious characterisations. Countertenor Daniel Gloger is technically unflappable as the bumbling, effeminate Parzefool/Parsifal.
Financial Times.com, 6 June 2017

Andreas H.H. Suberg
leonardo – Zyklus

Wergo (2019)
Daniel Gloger, countertenor
Paul Hübner, trumpet/alphorn
Olaf Tzschoppe, percussion

Jenny Walshe
stock11 – 3
Works  by J. Walshe, H. Seidl, taste, U. Rasch, M. Marcoll, i. a.

ZKM (2013)
Daniel Gloger, countertenor
Sebastian Berweck, piano

Lucia Ronchetti
Lezioni di Tenebra

Contemporanea (2011)
Vocalconsort Berlin
Tonino Battista, conductor
Katia Guedes, soprano
Daniel Gloger, countertenor

Alexandra Filonenko
Portrait-CD from Alexandra Filonenko

Fancymusic (2016)
Daniel Gloger, countertenor

Enno Poppe
Portrait-CD from Enno Poppe

Kairos (2013)
Enno Poppe, conductor
ensemble mosaik
Daniel Gloger, countertenor
Ernst Surberg, piano

Salvatore Sciarrino
Studi per l’intonazione del mare

stradivarius (2011)
Lost Cloud Saxophonquartett
Marco Angius, conductor
Daniel Gloger, countertenor



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Website – Project ‘Nackt’: