Kai Kluge, Tenor, born in Sindelfingen, began his musical training aged five with the Aurelius Sängerknaben Calw. This followed with Third Boy/Die Zauberflöte and Shepherd Boy/Tosca on national (Karlsruhe, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Berlin) and international (Aix-en-Provence, Edinburgh, Madrid) stages.
A graduate of the Musikhochshule Karlsruhe, where he studied with Prof. Friedemann Röhlig, masterclasses include Prof. Regina Werner-Dietrich (Operetta), Peter Berne (Belcanto), Roberto Sacca, Thomas Hampson and KS Christa Ludwig. In the course of his studies at the Opernschule Karlsruhe, he performed the roles of Journalist/Les Mamelles de Tiresias, Jean/Der gestiefelte Kater and Basilio/Le nozze di Figaro. Further operatic engagements include Monostatos/Die Zauberflöte (Liederkranz Calw) and Ersten Mandarin/Drachensöhne und Feentöchter (Kammerphilharmonie Bremen).
Winner of the 2014 Opernakademie Baden-Baden Competition, further awards include prizes at the Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg and a stipendium from the Hilde-Zadek-Stiftung. Kai was also a finalist in the 2015 Franz Schubert und der Musik der Moderne international Lied Duo competition.
In the 2015/16 season, Kai was a member of the Staatstheater Karlsruhe Opera Studio, where his roles included Pedrillo/Die Entführung aus dem Serail. The following season, he joined the Opera Studio of Staatstheater Stuttgart, where he sang Borsa/Rigoletto and Remandado/Carmen amongst others.
In the 2017/18 season, Kai joined the ensemble of the Staatstheater Stuttgart, where he will sing Tamino/Die Zauberflöte, Don Ottavio/Don Giovanni and Lurcanio/Ariodante.