Born in Dresden, Stephan Loges was an early winner of the Wigmore Hall International Song Competition. Apart from regular appearances at the Wigmore Hall, recitals have since taken him to venues like New York’s Carnegie Hall, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Vienna Konzerthaus and the Musée d’Orsay in Paris.
In concert, he has appeared with the MDR Sinfonieorchester Leipzig, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Sapporo Symphony Orchestras; London Philharmonic Orchestra; Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, Staatskapelle Dresden and Ensemble Pygmalion.
Operatic highlights include Wolfram Tannhäuser and Papageno Die Zauberflöte at La Monnaie; Begearss in Milhaud’s La mère coupable and Sprecher Die Zauberflöte at Theater an der Wien; Bruno in Macmillan’s Parthenogenesis for the Royal Opera in London; Moritz in Mernier’s Frühlings Erwachen at Opéra National du Rhin; Golaud Pélleas et Mélisande with English Touring Opera and Father Trulove The Rake’s Progress in Caen, Limoges, Reims and Luxembourg.
This season and beyond, highlights include his return to La Monnaie for the world premiere of Mark Grey’s Frankenstein, Falke Die Fledermaus for Northern Ireland Opera, and concerts with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Residentie Orkest, Stavangar Symphony Orchestra, Dunedin Consort, Gabrieli Consort, Wroclaw Baroque and Orquestra XXI, as well as recitals at Wigmore Hall and the Oxford Lieder Festival.
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SIGCD554 / Schumann, Kilpinen & Brhams: Nature’s Solace
Piano : Iain Burnside (November 2018)
Loges possesses a lyric bass-baritone that is rich and beautiful in timbre, one that traverses the various registers with ease, and with a consistency of tone. His legato is impeccable, his range of dynamics impressive, and Loges is masterful at wedding the poet’s text and composer’s music in a manner that creates the impression of a spontaneous emotional response.
Ken Meltzer, Fanfare Archive