Described by Opera News as “accomplished, stylistically informed,” and “sonorous,” baritone Edward Vogel possesses a diverse repertoire spanning over ten centuries. Recent performances have included Hanns Eisler’s Ernste Gesänge with the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra; Bach cantatas under the batons of Masaaki Suzuki and John Harbison; and the world premiere of David Lang’s the writings with Paul Hillier’s Theatre of Voices at Carnegie Hall. In 2019 he made his international solo debut in Bach’s Mass in G Major at Snape Maltings, UK, under the direction of Philippe Herreweghe. Recent solo debuts have included appearances with the Yale Choral Artists and Grammy-nominated ensemble True Concord.
An avid recitalist, Edward finds passion in delivering sensitive, intimate performances of both art song and genres that go beyond the traditional classical canon. A two-time Vocal Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center, he has honed his craft by coaching with champions of art song including Dawn Upshaw, Roger Vignoles, and the late Sanford Sylvan. His musical interests have also led to engaging and diverse recitals of songs from medieval Iberia and the American sacred folk music tradition.
Edward received his Master of Music degree from the Yale School of Music, where he studied with tenor James Taylor. During his time at Yale, he appeared regularly as a soloist with the Yale Schola Cantorum and the Yale Voxtet, most notably in Alessandro Scarlatti’s oratorio Il Primo Omicidio with Nicholas McGegan, and Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass at Lincoln Center with David Hill. He was also a soloist on an album of Christmas music by Heinrich Schütz, which was released on the Hyperion label in 2019. Additionally, Mr. Vogel holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame, where he appeared in numerous operatic and concert productions, including Monteverdi’s L’Incoronazione di Poppea, Fauré’s Requiem, and Handel’s La Resurrezione. Prior to his studies at Notre Dame, Edward sang for ten years with the Trinity Choir of Men and Boys in New Haven, Connecticut, where he received extensive training under the direction of R. Walden Moore, with whom he continues to collaborate. Mr. Vogel can be contacted through his website, edwardvogelmusic.com.