Vogl, Heinrich



German singer, celebrated for his rendering of Wagner roles. He was born at Au, a suburb of Munich, in which city he studied singing under Franz Lachner, and acting under Jenk, the stage manager of the Royal Theatre. His debut was made in 1865 as Max in Der Freischütz at this theatre, and he was so successful that he was permanently engaged there. He married Therese Thoma in 1868, who was also a singer of considerable reputation, and together they toured Germany and Austria. Vogl appeared as Loge in the Rheingold upon its production in 1869, and as Siegmund in Valkyrie the next year. For a long time his interpretation of Tristan was considered the finest. He gained fresh laurels by his part as Loge in 1876 upon the production of the Trilogy at Bayreuth.