by kind permission of Jörg-Peter Weigle, Staatskapelle Halle & Philharmonischer Chor, Berlin. Live concert, 2013
with pianist Christoph Berner. Live broadcast, by kind permission of BBC Radio 3 2011
“Stephan Loges was a menacing, dark-toned, anguished Golaud, making the violence credible, and he was heartbreaking in Act 5.”
Born in Dresden, Stephan was an early winner of the Wigmore Hall International Song Competition. He has given recitals throughout the world, including regular appearances at Wigmore Hall, London as well as 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, Eugene Asti and Llyr Williams.
Recent and future highlights include:
- Sprecher Die Zauberflöte Theater an der Wien; Théâtre du Capitole, Toulouse
- Recitals at Wigmore Hall, London; Carnegie Hall, New York; Concertgebouw, Amsterdam; La Monnaie, Brussels
- Bach St Matthew Passion (Christus) – Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra – Sir John Eliot Gardiner
- Britten War Requiem – Melbourne Symphony Orchestra – Sapporo Symphony Orchestra, Japan
- Bach Christmas Oratorio – London Philharmonic Orchestra – Vladimir Jurowski
- Berlioz L’Enfance du Christ – Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra – Robin Ticciati
Plans this season and beyond include returning to the Theater an der Wien to sing Sprecher Die Zauberflöte with René Jacobs, a role he will repeat at Théâtre du Capitole, Toulouse; Father Trulove The Rake’s Progress in a co-production between the opera houses of Caen, Limoges, Reims and Luxembourg; and a tour of Telemann Brockes Passion with Raphaël Pichon and Ensemble Pygmalion. Recital plans include returns to Wigmore Hall, the Oxford Lieder Festival, and a concert with the Myrthen Ensemble at the Musée d’Orsay, Paris. He will sing Christus in Bach St Matthew Passion with The Monteverdi Choir and Sir John Eliot Gardiner and also with the RTE National Symphony Orchestra and Matthew Halls; Bach Easter Oratorio with the Gabrieli Consort and Paul McCreesh and Bach Christmas Oratorio with Vladimir Jurowski.
Concerts have included Britten War Requiem with Melbourne and Sapporo Symphony Orchestras; Mozart Requiem with the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra and Bernard Labadie; Beethoven Symphony No 9 and Penderecki 3 Chinese Songs with the Ulster Orchestra; Mauregato in Schubert Alfonso und Estrella with the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchester and Ivor Bolton; Berlioz L’Enfance du Christ with Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Robin Ticciati; Haydn Creation with the Iceland Symphony and Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestras and Potsdammer Kammerakademie and Antonello Manacorda; Die Jahreszeiten with the Semperoper Dresden; Bruckner Requiem with the Royal Northern Sinfonia and regular appearances with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
Stephan has sung Bach Cantatas with 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. He recently sang St Matthew Passion (Christus) with OAE directed by Mark Padmore; St John Passion with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and Christmas Oratorio with the Russian National Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski.
Opera roles have include Begearss in Milhaud La mère coupable at Theater an der Wien; Golaud Pélleas et Mélisande with English Touring Opera; Bruno in Macmillan Parthenogenesis for the Royal Opera, Covent Garden; Moritz in Mernier Frühlings Erwachen at Opéra National du Rhin; Wolfram Tannhäuser and Papageno Die Zauberflöte at La Monnaie, Brussels and in concert, Bill The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny at the Edinburgh International Festival; Argenio in Handel Imeneo with Academy of Ancient Music.
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.