Stephan Loges - baritone
Born in Dresden, Stephan Loges was an early winner of the Wigmore Hall International Song Competition. He 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.
He has given recitals throughout the world, including at the Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, La Monnaie, Brussels, Schleswig-Holstein Festival, Santiago de Compostela and the Vocal Arts Series in Washington with pianists Roger Vignoles, Simon Lepper, Alexander Schmalcz, Graham Johnson, Helmut Deutsch and Eugene Asti.
Stephan has sung with Melbourne Symphony, Sapporo Symphony, London Symphony, Swedish Radio Symphony, Bergen Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Leipzig Gewandhaus and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestras; Salzburg Mozarteum, Scottish Chamber Orchestras, Northern Sinfonia and Ensemble Orchestral de Paris. He has also appeared with many period instrument groups including English Concert, Gabrieli Consort and Academy of Ancient Music in repertoire by Bach, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Berlioz and Britten and with conductors including Richard Egarr, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Paul McCreesh and Robin Ticciati.
Opera appearances include Ballata by Francesconi, Wolfram Tannhäuser and Papageno Die Zauberflöte at La Monnaie, Brussels; James Macmillan Parthenogenesis for The Royal Opera, Covent Garden; 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, in concert, the Count Capriccio and Bill The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny at the Edinburgh Festival and Ottokar Der Freischütz with the LSO and Sir Colin Davis.
Classical Music Magazine
Editor's Choice: 'Ticciati directs a vibrant, unsentimental account of this enduring score, and is joined by a near-perfect cast...'more >>Infodad
'The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra plays this music very well indeed...The four soloists are all very fine.'more >>The Telegraph
'As the piece proceeds, he negotiates its pacing, its contours, its shifts of emotional emphasis with an assured, evocative hand...'more >>SA-CD.net
'...sounds so French and oozes with idiomatic Berlioz...'more >>AllMusic
'... good for listeners who crave a bit of lushness...this audiophile recording is worth hearing for its subtlety and beauty.'more >>MusicWeb International
'This is a most welcome release which further enhances the credentials of Robin Ticciati, especially in Berlioz.'more >>Pizzicato
'...delicate orchestral sound, homogeneous choir singing and a fantastic quartet.'more >>The Arts Desk
‘Glorious music, impeccably performed and magnificently recorded.’more >>Gramophone
'...full of honeyed tones and an occasional exotic splash.'more >>The Observer
'...this new [recording] is beautifully fluid, flexible and transparent...'more >>The Times
'Past performances have already established Robin Ticciati as a sterling Berlioz conductor...this latest Linn release, with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Radio Choir, wins him another laurel.'more >>The Telegraph
'... a first-rate, affecting performance and a timely seasonal release.'more >>