Eric Stoklossa

Eric Stoklossa


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«Eric Stoklossa, a tenor with a voice like copper wire—fine and flexible but surprisingly strong—is making a poignant house debut.»
NY Magazine (2018)
«Eric Stoklossa also receives a deserved triumph for his touching and youthful interpretation of Aljeja» (2018)
2018Janáček:From the House of the DeadAljeja
2012Mozart: ZaïdeSultan Soliman
2010Janáček: The Makropulos AffairJanek
2010Berg: WozzeckAndrès
2007Rimsky-Korsakov: Mozart and SalieriMozart
2007Strauss J.: Die FledermausAlfred
2006Mozart: La Clemenza di TitoTito
2006Tchaikovsky: Eugene OneginLensky



German tenor, Eric Stoklossa, was born in Dresden, where he received early musical training as a

member of the renowned Kreuzchor. Various prizes in the national “Jugend Musiziert” competition
led to his acceptance at the Carl Maria von Weber Conservatory in Dresden, where he received his
diploma in 2006. Studies with Margret Trappe-Wiel and Romelia Lichtenstein led to his operatic
debut, first as Lenski in EUGENE ONEGIN and then as Tito in LA CLEMENZA DI TITO in the
freshly renovated Kleines Haus of the Dresden State Theater.

The international press took notice of Mr. Stoklossa after his much admired portrayal of Aljeja in
Janácek’s FROM THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD at the Wiener Festwochen in 2007, directed by
Patrice Chéreau and conducted by Pierre Boulez. With this production, he made his debut at the
Holland Festival and at the Aix-en-Provence Festival in 2007 (with a DVD release of the
performances), the Teatro Massimo Palermo in 2008, and at the Metropolitan Opera in 2009. Mr.
Stoklossa made his La Scala debut in January 2009 in the role of Janek in Janácek’s THE
MAKROPOULOS CASE and returned the following year to revive Patrice Chéreau’s production of
FROM THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD. His first portrayal of Andres/WOZZECK at the Wiener
Festwochen in the spring of 2010 became another milestone in his career. Again in Vienna he took
on the role of Adam in the world premiere of Peter Eötvös’ critically-acclaimed PARADISE
RELOADED (LILITH) in Vienna's Museumsquartier in fall 2013 and again in Budapest in early
2014. His recent projects include FROM THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD at the Berlin State Opera
(Sir Simon Rattle) and the Opera Bastille (Esa Pekka Salonen) in Paris, as well as world-class
concerts in Dresden, Budapest, Amsterdam, Prague, Brussels and Antwerp.

In 2015 Mr. Stoklossa made his house debut at the Semperoper Dresden as Dr. Stilblüte in
NACHTAUSGABE. The success of this collaboration led to him being engaged for leading roles in
the '15/'16 through ’17/’18 seasons, as Gerber in THE KILLER IN ME IS THE KILLER IN YOU MY
LOVE and Tonio in ALLES SCHWINDEL, as well as the Student in DR. FAUST in a highly
acclaimed new production by Keith Warner.

The young tenor’s repertoire ranges from the Baroque to the modern, encompassing rarities such
as Alfonso in Hasse’s LA SORELLA AMANTE, Mozart in Rimsky-Korsakov’s MOZART AND
SALIERI, The Butler in Gottfried von Einem’s DER BESUCH DER ALTEN DAME, as well as
Handel’s Sesto in GIULIO CESARE, Mozart’s Tamino, Belmonte, Ferrando, and Don Ottavio, and

Eric Stoklossa is a highly sought-after concert singer, and has performed Bach’s ST. MATTHEW
PASSION with Dennis Russel Davies, Bach’s B-MINOR MASS with Helmuth Rilling, Haydn’s
CREATION with Adam Fischer, Bach’s CHRISTMAS ORATORIO with Gothart Stier, and Dvořák’s
STABAT MATER in Paris, Rouen, and at the Feldkirch Festival in Austria. He tours regularly with
Bach’s ST. JOHN & ST. MATTHEW PASSION, which has already taken him to the Musikverein in
Vienna, the Luxembourg Philharmony, deSingel in Antwerp, the Cité de la Musique in Paris, and
the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, to name a few.

In October 2016 Eric Stoklossa sang the Evangelist and the Tenor-Solo in Bach's ST. JOHN
PASSION under Maestro Rolf Beck’s baton in Shanghai, in the first official presentation of this
masterpiece in China.


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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Janáček:From the House of the Dead Aljeja Immediately 2018
Mozart: Zaïde Sultan Soliman 1 week 2012
Janáček: The Makropulos Affair Janek 24 hours 2010
Berg: Wozzeck Andrès 1 week 2010
Rimsky-Korsakov: Mozart and Salieri Mozart 1 week 2007