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 /  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.  Representation: various