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Born in Dresden, Stephan Loges was the winner of the 1999 Wigmore Hall International Song Competition. He regularly gives recitals throughout the world, including at the Wigmore Hall, London, Carnegie Hall, New York, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Klavierfestival Ruhr, La Monnaie Brussels, Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Kuhmo Festival, Santiago de Compostela and the Vocal Arts Series in Washington with pianists Roger Vignoles, Simon Lepper, Alexander Schmalcz, and Eugene Asti.
Current and future plans include Bach St John Passion with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra; Berlioz L’Enfance du Christ with the BBC Concert Orchestra; Bernstein Candide with the Staatsoper Berlin; Mendelssohn Walpurgisnacht with the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale, Florence; Ottokar Der Freischütz with the LSO and Sir Colin Davis; Handel Messiah and Bach Cantatas with the Academy of Ancient Music in London and a recital with Simon Lepper for the Neuss Shakespeare Festival, Germany.
Concerts have included Britten War Requiem with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Haydn Creation with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and Paul McCreesh and with the Mozarteum-Orchestra in Salzburg; Haydn Die Jahreszeiten with the Semperoper Dresden and Peter Schreier; Elgar Dream of Gerontius in Stuttgart and Darmstadt; Elijah with Paul McCreesh; Messiah with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, San Francisco and Detroit Symphony Orchestras; Saariaho The Tempest Songbook with Scharoun Ensemble at Philharmonie Köln and regular appearances with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra including Brahms Vier Ernste Gesänge and Schubert lieder arrangements conducted by Olari Elts.
Stephan has sung the 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 singing St Matthew Passion with Trevor Pinnock and has since sung it with many period and modern orchestras including the Munich Bach Choir and Orchestra; Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Daniel Harding and with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. He also regularly sings Bach Christmas Oratorio, most recently with the Zürich Tonhalle Orchestra and Paul McCreesh and the Russian National Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski.
Stephan made his opera debut with Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Brussels, singing in a new opera by Francesconi, and returned for Wolfram Tannhäuser and most recently appeared as Papageno Die Zauberflöte: “Stephan Loges created a subtle Papageno, and the warm tone of voice coupled with the rich noble baritone sound which had also been so splendidly employed in his previous portrayal of Wolfram (also at La Monnaie), recalls the glorious tradition of Hermann Prey.” Jean-Charles Hoffelé, Diapason.
Other opera appearances include the Royal Opera, Covent Garden production of Macmillan Parthanogenesis; 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 the Count Capriccio and Bill in The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny at the Edinburgh Festival.
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.