Stephan Loges bass-baritone
Born in Dresden, Stephan was an early winner of the Wigmore Hall International Song Competition. He has given recitals throughout the world, including Wigmore Hall, London; Carnegie Hall, New York; Concertgebouw, Amsterdam; Vienna Konzerthaus; Klavierfestival Ruhr; La Monnaie, Brussels; Schleswig-Holstein Festival; Santiago de Compostela; BBC Radio 3 and the Vocal Arts Series in Washington with pianists Roger Vignoles, Simon Lepper, Iain Burnside, Alexander Schmalcz and Eugene Asti.
Plans this season and beyond include Mozart’s Mass in C minor in Porto, Spain with Olari Elts; JS Bach’s St Matthew Passion (Christus) with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment directed by Mark Padmore on a European tour including Paris, Rotterdam and London; Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 and Penderecki’s 3 Chinese Songs with the Ulster Orchestra and Father Trulove in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress on a European tour including Limoges, Reims and Luxumbourg. Recitals planned include a return to Wigmore Hall with Simon Lepper, Schubert’s Schwanengesang in Wales with Llyr Williams and a series of recitals for the Oxford Lieder Festival.
Concerts have included Britten’s War Requiem with the Melbourne and Sapporo Symphony Orchestras, Mozart’s Requiem with the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra and Bernard Labadie, Mauregato in Schubert’s Alfonso und Estrella with the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchester and Ivor Bolton, Berlioz’s L’Enfance du Christ with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Robin Ticciati, Mendelssohn’s Walpurgisnacht in Florence, Haydn’s Creation with the Iceland Symphony and Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestras and Potsdammer Kammerakademie and Antonello Manacorda, Die Jahreszeiten with the Semperoper, Dresden, The Seven Last Words with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Bruckner’s Requiem with The Royal Northern Sinfonia, Saariaho’s The Tempest Songbook with the Scharoun Ensemble at the Philharmonie Köln, Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Haydn’s Stabat Mater with the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris and Fabio Biondi and regular appearances with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
Stephan has sung Bach Cantatas with Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the Passions with the Gabrieli Consort and Paul McCreesh (also recorded for DG). He made his Proms debut in 2002 in the St Matthew Passion with Trevor Pinnock and has since sung it with many period and modern orchestras including the Academy of Ancient Music, Munich Bach Choir, Handel and Haydn Society of Boston and the Swedish Radio and Melbourne Symphony Orchestras. He recently sang the St John Passion with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Christmas Oratorio with the Russian National Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski and Bach’s Mass in B minor in Leipzig with The English Concert.
Opera roles include Wolfram in Tannhäuser and Papageno in Die Zauberflöte at La Monnaie, Brussels; Maximillian in Candide at the Berlin Staatsoper; Macmillan’s Parthenogenesis for the Royal Opera, Covent Garden; Il Conte in Le nozze di Figaro, Schaunard in La Bohème, Mercutio in Roméo et Juliette and Demitrius in A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Opera North; Moritz in Mernier’s Frühlings Erwachen at the Opera National du Rhin and in concert, the Count in Capriccio and Bill in The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny at the Edinburgh Festival; Ottokar in Der Freischütz with the LSO and Sir Colin Davis and Argenio in Handel’s Imeneo with the AAM.
Stephan was a member of the Dresden Kreuzchor before studying at the Hochschule der Kunste, Berlin and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.
Stephan Loges's past performances