PROM 45: August 24
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). 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.