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Stephan Loges (Bass)

Born: 1972 - Dresden, Germany

The German bass, Stephan Loges, was a member of the Dresdner Kreuzchor before going on to study at the Hochschule der Künste Berlin. In 1995 he began studies with Rudolf Piernay at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, completing the opera course in June 1999.

Stephan Loges made his Carnegie Hall début in the Johannes Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem under Helmuth Rilling. He has also appeared with Jane Glover in the USA singing Haydnís Nelson Mass. In the UK, he was a soloist in a concert of Bach Cantatas under Sir John Eliot Gardiner, which was recorded by Deutsche Grammophon and he has subsequently been invited back to take part in J.E. Gardinerís Bach Cantata Pilgrimage. He has recently taken part in a tour Spain with Philippe Herreweghe and the Orchestre des Champs-Elysées singing Felix Mendelssohnís Paulus; sang J. Brahms Requiem with the Ulster Orchestra and the St John Passion (BWV 245) with the Orchestra of the Enlightenment under Stephen Layton and J.S. Bachís B Minor Mass (BWV 232) with both RIAS Kammerchor and Marcus Creed and the Corydon Orchestra and Matthew Best.

Stephan Logesí extensive Lieder repertory includes Schubertís Schwanengesang, which he has performed with Roger Vignoles, Schubertís Winterreise and J. Brahmsí Die schöne Magelone. He appears regularly with Graham Johnson, most recently at the Klavierfestival Ruhr in Germany and the Wigmore Hall, and made his New York début at the 92nd St Y with Alexander Schmalcz and made his recital début in Lucerne.

Stephan Loges's His operatic roles at the Guildhall School have included Sid Albert Herring, The Lodger in Argentoís The Aspern Papers, The Devil in Tchaikovskyís Cherevichki and Eumée in Gabriel Fauréís Pénélope. He has also taken part in scenes from Billy Budd (Billy Budd), Lucia di Lammermoor (Enrico), Le Nozze di Figaro (Figaro), Don Giovanni (Don Giovanni) and Die Zauberflöte (Papageno). Last summer he covered the role of Mountjoy in Opera Northís production of B. Brittenís Gloriana and the Count in Le Nozze di Figaro for Scottish Opera in the Autumn and most recently took part in performances of Ariadne auf Naxos with Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra. Future engagements include Le Nozze di Figaro (the Count) for Opera North.

Stephan Loges has taken part in recitals with Iain Burnside as part of his Century Songs project and later this year in a Young Concert Artists recital tour of the USA, including a recital as part of the highly respected Vocal Arts Series in Washington. For Hyperion, he has recorded with Graham Johnson as part of their Robert Schumann and Schubert series, and with Eugene Asti as part of their F. Mendelssohn series.

In concert he recently sang Christus and arias with Paul McCreesh and the Gabrieli Consort in both J.S. Bach Passions (BWV 244 & BWV 245) in France and Christus in St. John Passion (BWV 245) with the Irish Chamber Orchestra conducted by Stephen Layton. Forthcoming concert plans include Messiah under Paul McCreesh with both the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington and San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. In 2001 he will appear at the Philharmonie in Munich with the Münchener Bach-Chor and Orchestra under Hanns-Martin Schneidt and at the Semper Oper Dresden performing Haydnís Die Jahreszeiten conducted by Peter Schreier.

Source: Vocal Arts Society Website (March 2001)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (May 2001)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works




John Eliot Gardiner


BWV 63, BWV 64, BWV 113, BWV 121, BWV 179
BWV 18, BWV 47, BWV 86, BWV 87, BWV 97, BWV 107, BWV 114, BWV 126, BWV 175, BWV 181, BWV 186, BWV 187
V-12 (2016):
BWV 244 [2nd recording, Jesus]

John Eliot Gardiner


Member of Monteverdi Choir:
C-10 (1998);
BWV 63, BWV 64, BWV 121

David Hill


BWV 248/1-3

Beat Raaflaub


BWV 248/1,4-6 [3rd]

Paul McCreesh


BWV 244

Peter Seymour


BWV 245

Links to other Sites

Stephan Loges biography and reviews
Stephan Loges, baritone (Young Concert Artists)
Stephan Loges (Van Valsum Management)

Classical Archives: Stephan Loges
Stephan Loges (Hyperion)
Stephan Loges - baritone (Saint Martinís Abbey)

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