- Music | Vocal Studies
- Associate Head of Vocal Studies (Repertoire & Performance); Principal Study Professor; Aria, Song and Oratorio
Born in Dresden, the German bass-baritone Stephan Loges was a member of the Dresdner Kreuzchor before going on to study at the Hochschule der Künste Berlin and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. In 1998 he was a winner at the Young Concert Artists Auditions in New York and in 1999 won First Prize at the Wigmore Hall International Song Competition.
He has given recitals throughout the world, including Wigmore Hall London, Carnegie Hall New York, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Klavierfestival Ruhr, La Monnaie Brussels, Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Santiago de Compostela and the Vocal Arts Series in Washington with pianists such as Graham Johnson, Roger Vignoles, Eugene Asti, Alexander Schmalcz, Simon Lepper and Iain Burnside.
In the concert hall he has sung Britten War Requiem with the Sapporo Symphony Orchestra; Mozart Requiem with the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra and Bernard Labadie; Mauregato in Schubert Alfonso und Estrella with the Mozarteum Orchester and Ivor Bolton; Berlioz L’Enfance du Christ with Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and RobinTicciati; Haydn Creation with the Iceland Symphony and Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestras; Die Jahreszeiten with the Semperoper Dresden; The Seven Last Words with the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Bruckner Requiem with The Northern Sinfonia; Saariaho The Tempest Songbook with Scharoun Ensemble at Philharmonie Köln; Mozart Coronation Mass and Haydn Stabat Mater with the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris and Fabio Biondi; and regular appearances with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, including Brahms Vier Ernste Gesänge.
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 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, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. He recently sang St John Passion with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Christmas Oratorio with the Russian National Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski and Bach Mass in B Minor in Leipzig with the English Concert.
Opera appearances include Wolfram Tannhäuser and Papageno Die Zauberflöte at La Monnaie, Brussels; Maximilian in Bernstein Candide at the Berlin Staatsoper; James Macmillan Parthenogenesis for Royal Opera, Covent Garden; Count Le Nozze di Figaro, Schaunard La Bohème, Mercutio in Gounod Roméo et Juliette and Demitrius A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Opera North; Moritz in Mernier Frühlings Erwachen at the Opera National du Rhin and, in concert, the Count Capriccio and Bill The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny at the Edinburgh Festival; Ottokar Der Freischütz with the LSO and Sir Colin Davis and Argenio in Handel Imeneo with the Academy of Ancient Music.