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Eric Stoklossa

Eric Stoklossa was born in Dresden and was a member of the renowned Kreuzchor boys choir. A graduate of the Carl Maria von Weber College of Music, he made his career debut at the Dresden State Theatre “Small House” performing the roles of Lensky (Eugene Onegin) and Titus (La Clemenza di Tito). In 2006, he sang the role of Abel in Franz Seydelmann’s The Death of Abel at the Dresden Music Festival. His career took on an international dimension after he performed the role of Alieia at the Wiener Festwochen in 2007. Soon thereafter he made his first appearances in the same production at the Holland Festival, the Aix Festival and the Metropolitan Opera in New York. He also sang the roles of Janek (The Makropulos Affair) at Milan’s La Scala and Andrès (Wozzeck) at the Wiener Festwochen. In autumn 2013, he sang the role of Adam in the world premiere of Peter Eötvös’ Paradise reloaded (Lilith) at the Vienna Museumquartier. In 2015, he performed at Dresden’s Semperoper for the first time (playing Dr Stilblüte in Peter Ronnefeld’s Nachtausgabe) and was invited back the following season to sing in Ali N. Aski’s The Killer in me is the killer in you my love (Gerber) and Mischa Spoliansky’s Alles Schwindel (Tonio). His extensive repertoire ranges from the baroque to the contemporary and includes roles like Sesto (Giulio Cesare), Tamino (The Magic Flute), Belmonte (The Abduction from the Seraglio), Ferrando (Così fan tutte), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni) and Alfred (Die Fledermaus). Eric Stoklossa also performs in concert: Bach’s Saint Matthew Passion with Dennis Russell Davies, Bach’s Mass in B Minor with Helmut Rilling, Haydn’s The Creation with Adam Fischer, The Christmas Oratorio with Salvador Mas Conde, and Dvořák’s Stabat Mater at the Feldkirch Festival. In 2012, he performed in the Saint John Passion on a European tour with the Concert Lorrain (at Vienna’s Musikverein, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, the Luxembourg Philharmonie, Antwerp’s De Singel Arts Centre and the Cité de la Musique in Paris). In 2016 he sang the same oratorio in Shanghai marking his first concert in China.

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