Stephan Loges

Biography

Born: 1972; Dresden, Germany  
Stephan Loges (pronounced "low-gus") is a German bass-baritone who came to international attention after winning a number of prestigious prizes in the last five years of the 1990s.

He began singing early and joined the Dresdner Kreuzchor (Dresden Boys' Choir) when he was nine years old. Nevertheless, he did not begin vocal studies until he was nineteen, when he began studying with Karin Mitzcherling. He won the Gold Medal in the National
Read more Youth Singing Competition, then began studies at the Hochschule der Künste (Academy of the Arts) in Berlin in 1992. In 1995, he moved to London to continue his vocal studies with Rudolf Piernay at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. He completed the opera course there in 1999. While at the Guildhall he sung in several opera productions there. These included Sid in Britten's Albert Herring, The Lodger in Dominick Argento's The Aspern Papers, the Devil in Tchaikovsky's Cherevichki, and Eumée in Fauré's Pénélope, as well as appearing in staged scenes from a variety of other operas.

By the time he graduated from the Guildhall he was already known as a winner of major vocal prizes and for having started his international career. In 1997, he won the National Mozart Competition in England. The same year he took part in the Steans Institute for Young Artists at the Ravinia Festival in Europe. Also in 1997 he won the Young Concert Artists European Auditions in Leipzig. This enabled him to go on to the 1998 Young Concert Artists International Audition in New York. He was also invited by singers Thomas Hampson and Andreas Schmidt to sing in their master classes in England.

In that competition, he also won the Orchestra New England Soloist Prize, which enabled him to make a solo debut with that orchestra, and The Walker Fund Debut Prize, which carried with it sponsorship of a debut recital in the Young Concert Artists Series at New York's 92nd Street Y in 1999.

He also won the Wigmore Hall International Song Competition in 1999 and also sang a performance of Robert Schumann's Liederkries in Wigmore's Schumann series. He is already recognized as an excellent Lieder singer who has performed Schubert's Winterreise and Schwanengesang, Brahms' Die schöne Magelone, and songs of Mendelssohn, Duparc, Poulenc, and Britten. The London Times said that his enunciation " ... set an example to British singers by getting every word of his Britten across. ... " As a recital singer, some of the world's leading accompanists have agreed to partner him, including Alexander Schmalcz, Roger Vignoles, Eugene Asti, and Graham Johnson. He has recorded entries in the Mendelssohn and Schubert song series on the Hyperion label with Asti and Johnson, respectively.

As a concert artist he has sung such major works as Brahms' Deutsches Requiem, Mendelssohn's Paulus, Bach's St. John and St. Matthew Passions and B Minor Mass, Haydn's "Nelson" Mass and Die Jahreszeiten, Handel's Messiah and several Bach cantatas. Conductors he has worked with include Jane Glover, Marcus Creed, Philippe Herreweghe, Stephen Layton, and Sir John Eliot Gardiner. After recording Bach cantatas with Gardiner, the conductor invited Loges back to participated in Gardiner's Bach 2000 series.

He began an operatic career with England's Opera North and Scottish Opera, which assigned him in his first year to cover (i.e., understudy) the roles of Mountjoy in Britten's Gloriana and the Count in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro. He sang a part in Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos in concert with the London Symphony Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle conducting, and then debuted as Mozart's Count with Opera North. Read less

Biography

Born: 1972; Dresden, Germany  
Stephan Loges (pronounced "low-gus") is a German bass-baritone who came to international attention after winning a number of prestigious prizes in the last five years of the 1990s.

He began singing early and joined the Dresdner Kreuzchor (Dresden Boys' Choir) when he was nine years old. Nevertheless, he did not begin vocal studies until he was nineteen, when he began studying with Karin Mitzcherling. He won the Gold Medal in the National
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J.S. Bach: Cantata "Christen, ätzet diesen Tag", BWV 63 - Chorus: Christen, ätzet diesen Tag
J.S. Bach: Cantata "Christen, ätzet diesen Tag", BWV 63 - Recitativo: o sel'ger Tag
J.S. Bach: Cantata "Christen, ätzet diesen Tag", BWV 63 - Aria: Gott, Du hast es wohl gefüget
J.S. Bach: Cantata "Christen, ätzet diesen Tag", BWV 63 - Recitativo: So kehret sich nun heut das bange Leid
J.S. Bach: Cantata "Christen, ätzet diesen Tag", BWV 63 - Ruft und fleht den Himmel an
J.S. Bach: Cantata "Christen, ätzet diesen Tag", BWV 63 - Recitativo: Verdoppelt euch demnach, ihr heissen
J.S. Bach: Cantata "Christen, ätzet diesen Tag", BWV 63 - Chorus: Höchster, schau in Gnaden an
J.S. Bach: Cantata "Sehet, welch eine Liebe", BWV 64 - Chorus: Sehet, welch eine Liebe
J.S. Bach: Cantata "Sehet, welch eine Liebe", BWV 64 - Chorale: Das hat er alles uns getan
J.S. Bach: Cantata "Sehet, welch eine Liebe", BWV 64 - Recitativo: Geh' Welt! behalte nur das Deine (Alto)
J.S. Bach: Cantata "Sehet, welch eine Liebe", BWV 64 - Chorale: Was frag' ich nach der Welt
J.S. Bach: Cantata "Sehet, welch eine Liebe", BWV 64 - Aria: Was die Welt in sich hält (Soprano)
J.S. Bach: Cantata "Sehet, welch eine Liebe", BWV 64 - Recitativo: Der Himmel bleibet mir gewiß (Basso)
J.S. Bach: Cantata "Sehet, welch eine Liebe", BWV 64 - Aria: Von der Welt verlang ich nichts (Alto)
J.S. Bach: Cantata "Sehet, welch eine Liebe", BWV 64 - Chorale: Gute Nacht, o Wesen
J.S. Bach: Cantata "Christum wir sollen loben schon", BWV 121 - Chorus: Christum wir sollen loben schon
J.S. Bach: Cantata "Christum wir sollen loben schon", BWV 121 - Aria: O du von Gott erhöhte Kreatur (Tenor)
J.S. Bach: Cantata "Christum wir sollen loben schon", BWV 121 - Recitativo: Der Gnade unermesslich's Wesen (Alto)
J.S. Bach: Cantata "Christum wir sollen loben schon", BWV 121 - Aria: Johannis freudenvolles Springen (Basso)
J.S. Bach: Cantata "Christum wir sollen loben schon", BWV 121 - Recitativo: Doch wie erblickt es Dich (Soprano)
J.S. Bach: Cantata "Christum wir sollen loben schon", BWV 121 - Chorale: Lob, Ehr' und Dank sei dir gesagt
J.S. Bach: "Siehe zu, daß Deine Gottesfurcht", Cantata BWV 179 - 1. Coro "Siehe zu, daß deine Gottesfurcht"
J.S. Bach: "Siehe zu, daß Deine Gottesfurcht", Cantata BWV 179 - 2. Recitativo "Das heut'ge Christentum" (Tenore)
J.S. Bach: "Siehe zu, daß Deine Gottesfurcht", Cantata BWV 179 - 3. Aria "Falscher Heuchler Ebenbild" (Tenore)
J.S. Bach: "Siehe zu, daß Deine Gottesfurcht", Cantata BWV 179 - 4. Recitativo "Wer so von innen wie von aussen ist" (Basso)
J.S. Bach: "Siehe zu, daß Deine Gottesfurcht", Cantata BWV 179 - 5. Aria "Liebster Gott, erbarme dich" (Soprano)
J.S. Bach: "Siehe zu, daß Deine Gottesfurcht", Cantata BWV 179 - 6. Chorale "Ich armer Mensch"
J.S. Bach: "Herr Jesu Christ", Cantata BWV 113 - 1. Coro "Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut"
J.S. Bach: "Herr Jesu Christ", Cantata BWV 113 - 2. Aria " Erbarm dich mein in solcher Last" (Alto)
J.S. Bach: "Herr Jesu Christ", Cantata BWV 113 - 3. Aria "Für wahr, wenn mir das kommet ein" (Basso)
J.S. Bach: "Herr Jesu Christ", Cantata BWV 113 - 4. Recitativo "Jedoch dein heilsam Wort" (Basso)
J.S. Bach: "Herr Jesu Christ", Cantata BWV 113 - 5. Aria "Jesus nimmt die Sünder an" (Tenore)
J.S. Bach: "Herr Jesu Christ", Cantata BWV 113 - 6. Recitativo "Der Heiland nimmt die Sünder an" (Tenore)
J.S. Bach: "Herr Jesu Christ", Cantata BWV 113 - 7. Aria Duetto "Ach Herr, mein Gott" (Soprano, Alto)
J.S. Bach: "Herr Jesu Christ", Cantata BWV 113 - 8. Chorale "Stärk mich mit deinem Freudengeist"
Sinfonia
Recitative: Gleichwie der Regen und Schnee vom Himmle fallt (Bass)
Chorale Recitative: Mein Gott, hier wird mein Herze sein (Tenor, Bass)
Aria: Mein Seelenschatz ist Gottes Wort (Soprano)
Chorale: Ich bitt, o Herr, aus Herzensgrund
Aria: Leichtgesinnte Flattergeister (Bass)
Recitative: O ungluckselger Stand verkehrter Seelen (Alto)
Aria: Der schadlichen Dornen unendliche Zahl (Tenor)
Recitative: Von diesen wird die Kraft erstickt (Soprano)
Lass, Hochster, uns zu allen Zeiten (Chorus)
Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort (Chorus)
Aria: Sende deine Macht von oben (Tenor)
Recitative and Choral: Der Menschen Gunst und Macht (Alto, Tenor)
Aria: Sturze zu Boden schwulstige Stolze! (Bass)
Recitative: So wird dein Wort und Wahrheit offenbar (Tenor)
Chorale: Verleih uns Frieden gnadiglich (Chorus)
No. 1. Im wunderschonen Monat Mai
No. 2. Aus meinen Tranen spriessen
No. 3. Die Rose, die Lilie, die Taube, die Sonne
No. 4. Wenn ich in deine Augen seh'
No. 5. Ich will meine Seele tauchen
No. 6. Im Rhein, im heiligen Strome
No. 7. Ich grolle nicht
No. 8. Und wussten's die Blumen, die kleinen
No. 9. Das ist ein Floten und Geigen
No. 10. Hor' ich das Liedchen klingen
No. 11. Ein Jungling liebt ein Madchen
No. 12. Am leuchtenden Sommermorgen
No. 13. Ich hab' im Traum geweinet
No. 14. Allnachtlich im Traume
No. 15. Aus alten Marchen winkt es
No. 16. Die alten, bosen Lieder
No.1 Chorus I/II: "Kommt, ihr Töchter, helft mir klagen"
No.2 Evangelist, Jesus: "Da Jesus diese Rede vollendet hatte"
No.3 Choral: "Herzliebster Jesu, was hast du verbrochen"
No.4 Evangelist, Chorus I/II, Jesus: "Da versammelten sich die Hohenpriester"
No.5 Recitative (Alto): "Du lieber Heiland du"
No.6 Aria (Alto): "Buss und Reu"
No.7 Evangelist, Judas: "Da ging hin der Zwölfen einer"
No.8 Aria (Soprano): "Blute nur, du liebes Herz"
No.9 Evangelist, Chorus I, Jesus: "Aber am ersten Tage der süssen Brot"
No.10 Choral: "Ich bin's, ich sollte büssen"
No.11 Evangelist, Jesus, Judas: "Er antwortete und sprach"
No.12 Recitative (Soprano): "Wiewohl mein Herz in Tränen schwimmt"
No.13 Aria (Soprano): "Ich will dir mein Herz schenken"
No.14 Evangelist, Jesus: "Und da sie den Lobgesang gesprochen hatten"
No.15 Choral: "Erkenne mich, mein Hüter"
No.16 Evangelist, Jesus, Petrus: "Petrus aber antwortete"
No.17 Choral: "Ich will hier bei dir stehen"
No.18 Evangelist, Jesus: "Da kam Jesus mit ihnen zu einem Hofe"
No.19 Recitative (Tenor, Chorus II): "O Schmerz! hier zittert das gequälte Herz"
No.20 Aria (Tenor, Chorus II): "Ich will bei meinem Jesu wachen"
No.21 Evangelist, Jesus: "Und ging hin ein wenig"
No.22 Recitative (Bass): "Der Heiland fällt vor seinem Vater nieder"
No.23 Aria (Bass): "Gerne will ich mich bequemen"
No.24 Evangelist, Jesus: "Und er kam zu seinen Jüngern"
No.25 Choral: "Was mein Gott will, das g'scheh allzeit"
No.26 Evangelist, Jesus, Judas: "Und er kam und fand sie aber schlafend"
No.27 Aria (Soprano, Alto, Chorus II): "So ist mein Jesus nun gefangen" - Chorus I/II: "Sind Blitze, sind Donner"
No.28 Evangelist, Jesus: "Und siehe, einer aus denen"
No.29 Choral: "O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde groß"
No.30 Aria (Alto, Chorus II): "Ach nun ist mein Jesu hin"
No.31 Evangelist: "Die aber Jesum gegriffen hatten"
No.32 Choral: "Mir hat die Welt trüglich gericht"
No.33 Evangelist, Pontifex, Testis I/II: "Und wiewohl viel falsche Zeugen herzutraten"
No.34 Recitative (Tenor): "Mein Jesus schweigt zu falschen Lügen stille"
No.35 Aria (Tenor): "Geduld"
No.36 Evangelist, Pontifex, Jesus, Chorus I/II: "Und der Hohepriester antwortete"
No.37 Choral: "Wer hat dich so geschlagen"
No.38 Evangelist, Ancilla I/II, Petrus, Chorus II: "Petrus aber sass draussen im Palast"
No.39 Aria (Alto): "Erbarme dich"
No.40 Choral: "Bin ich gleich von dir gewichen"
No.41 Evangelist, Judas, Chorus I/II, Pontifex I/II: "Des Morgens aber hielten alle Hohepriester"
No.42 Aria (Bass): "Gebt mir meinen Jesum wieder"
No.43 Evangelist, Pilatus, Jesus: "Sie hielten aber einen Rat"
No.44 Choral: "Befiel du deine Wege"
No.45 Evangelist, Pilatus, Uxor Pilati, Chorus I/II: "Auf das Fest aber hatte der Landpfleger Gewohnheit"
No.46 Choral: "Wie wunderbarlich ist doch diese Strafe"
No.47 Evangelist, Pilatus: "Der Landpfleger sagte"
No.48 Recitative (Soprano): "Er hat uns allen wohl getan"
No.49 Aria (Soprano): "Aus Liebe will mein Heiland sterben"
No.50 Evangelist, Chorus I/II, Pilatus: "Sie schrieen aber noch mehr"
No.51 Recitative (Alto): "Erbarm es Gott"
No.52 Aria (Alto): "Können Tränen meiner Wangen"
No.53 Evangelist, Chorus I/II: "Da nahmen die Kriegsknechte"
No.54 Choral: "O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden"
No.55 Evangelist: "Und da sie ihn verspottet hatten"
No.56 Recitative (Bass): "Ja freilich will in uns das Fleisch und Blut"
No.57 Aria (Bass): "Komm, süsses Kreuz"
No.58 Evangelist, Chorus I/II: "Und da sie an die Stätte kamen"
No.59 Recitative (Alto): "Ach Golgatha"
No.60 Aria (Alto, Chorus II): "Sehet, Jesus hat die Hand"
No.61 Evangelist, Jesus, Chorus I/II: "Und von der sechsten Stunde an"
No.62 Choral: "Wenn ich einmal soll scheiden"
No.63 Evangelist, Chorus I/II: "Und siehe da, der Vorhang im Tempel zerriss"
No.64 Recitative (Bass): "Am Abend, da es kühle war"
No.65 Aria (Bass): "Mache dich, mein Herze, rein"
No.66 Evangelist, Chorus I/II, Pilatus: "Und Joseph nahm den Leib"
No.67 Recitative (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass, Chorus II): "Nun ist der Herr zur Ruh gebracht"
No.68 Chorus I/II: "Wir setzen uns mit Tränen nieder"
Act I: Orchestral introduction - What hoa, what hoa! (Shallow, Sir Hugh Evans)
Act I: Ahem (Anne Page)
Act I: This is my father's choice (Anne Page)
Act I: How now, what does Master Fenton here? (Page)
Act I: Vere is dat knave Rugby? (Dr. Caius)
Act I: Episode
Act I: How now, mine Host of the Garter (Bardolph, Nym, Pistol)
Act I: I spy entertainment in her ... (Sir John Falstaff)
Act I: Wilt thou revenge ... ? (Pistol)
Act I: Love my wife? I will be patient (Ford)
Act II Scene 1: Orchestral introduction
Act II Scene 1: Thine own true knight (Mrs. Page) - Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more (Mrs. Quickly)
Act II Scene 2: Bardolph! Bardolph, I say! (Sir John Falstaff)
Act II Scene 2: Go thy ways, go thy ways, old Jack! (Sir John Falstaff)
Act II Scene 2: Sir, my name is Brook (Ford)
Act II Scene 2: Ha, is this a vision? (Ford)
Act IV Scene 2: But till 'tis 1 o'clock (Mrs. Qucikly)
Act IV Scene 2: Dance of the Fairies
Act IV Scene 2: But stay! I smell a man of middle earth (Sir Hugh Evans)
Act IV Scene 2: Nay, do not fly (Page)
Act IV Scene 2: My heart misgives me (Mrs. Page)
Act IV Scene 2: Stand not amazed (Sir John Falstaff)
1. Coro "Siehe zu, daß deine Gottesfurcht"
2. Recitativo "Das heut'ge Christentum" (Tenore)
3. Aria "Falscher Heuchler Ebenbild" (Tenore)
4. Recitativo "Wer so von innen wie von aussen ist" (Basso)
5. Aria "Liebster Gott, erbarme dich" (Soprano)
6. Chorale "Ich armer Mensch"
Recitativo: Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut
Aria: Stumme Seufzer, stille Klagen
Recitativo: Doch Gott muss mir genädig sein
Aria: Tief gebückt und voller Reue
Recitativo: Auf diese Schmerzens Reu
Chorale: Ich Dein betrübtes Kind
Recitativo: Ich lege mich in diese Wunden
Aria: Wie freudig ist mein Herz
1. Coro "Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut"
2. Aria " Erbarm dich mein in solcher Last" (Alto)
3. Aria "Für wahr, wenn mir das kommet ein" (Basso)
4. Recitativo "Jedoch dein heilsam Wort" (Basso)
5. Aria "Jesus nimmt die Sünder an" (Tenore)
6. Recitativo "Der Heiland nimmt die Sünder an" (Tenore)
7. Aria Duetto "Ach Herr, mein Gott" (Soprano, Alto)
8. Chorale "Stärk mich mit deinem Freudengeist"


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