Born in Dresden, Stephan Loges 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, Musée d’Orsay Paris and the Vocal Arts Series in Washington with pianists Graham Johnson, Eugene Asti, Roger Vignoles, Iain Burnside, Simon Lepper, Joseph Middleton and Sholto Kynoch.
Since his BBC Proms debut singing Bach’s St Matthew Passion with Trevor Pinnock in 2002, Stephan has performed the work with many period and modern orchestras, including the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment directed by Mark Padmore, and recorded it with both the Gabrieli Consort under Paul McCreesh and the Monteverdi Choir under Sir John Eliot Gardiner (Deutsche Grammophon).
Other concert highlights include Bernstein Songfest with MDR Sinfonieorchester Leipzig; Britten War Requiem with Melbourne and Sapporo Symphony Orchestras; Bach Christmas Oratorio with London Philharmonic Orchestra and Vladimir Jurowski; Berlioz L’Enfance du Christ with Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Robin Ticciati; Haydn Creation with the Iceland Symphony and Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestras; Haydn Die Jahreszeiten with Staatskapelle Dresden; a tour of Telemann Brockes Passion with Raphaël Pichon and Ensemble Pygmalion; Bach Cantatas with Eliot Gardiner; St John Passion with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra; and Easter Oratorio with the Gabrieli Consort and McCreesh.
Opera roles include Wolfram Tannhäuser and Papageno Die Zauberflöte at La Monnaie Brussels, Begearss in Milhaud’s La mère coupable and Sprecher Die Zauberflöte at Theater an der Wien; Golaud Pélleas et Mélisande with English Touring Opera; Bruno in Macmillan’s Parthenogenesis for ROH Covent Garden; Moritz in Mernier’s Frühlings Erwachen at Opéra National du Rhin; and Father Trulove The Rake’s Progress in a co-production between the opera houses of Caen, Limoges, Reims and Luxembourg.
Recent and future highlights include returns to La Monnaie to sing the roles of The Blind Man and Father in the world première of Mark Grey’s Frankenstein, and to English Touring Opera for his role debut as Don Alfonso Così fan tutte and a staged production of Bach’s St John Passion. He makes his role debut as Falke Die Fledermaus with Northern Ireland Opera. Concert engagements see him collaborate with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, Residentie Orkest, Gabrieli Consort and Orquestra XXI, in repertoire including Bach Brahms, Elgar and Berlioz. Current recital appearances include the Wigmore Hall, Oxford Lieder Festival and Lied Festival Victoria De Los Angeles, Barcelona.
Stephan most recent CD, Nature’s Solace with Iain Burnside, featuring Lieder by Schumann, Kilpinen and Brahms, was released by Signum in November 2018.