Born in Australia, Luke Stoker studied at the Queensland University and Music Conservatory, then joined the Queensland Opera's young artist programme.
He made his Australian debut in 2013 at the West Australian Opera as Masetto (Don Giovanni). He sang Sarastro (The Magic Flute), Mephisto (Gounod's Faust), Prince Grémine (Eugene Onegin) at the Dortmund Opera, the Second armoured man (The Magic Flute) and the Second Grail Knight (Parsifal) at the Paris Opera, Escamillo (Carmen) and Sarastro at the Vienna Volksoper, Sparafucile (Rigoletto) and Sarastro at the Sankt Margarethen Festival in Austria, Abimélech (Samson et Dalila), Colline (La Bohème), Deatht (Der Kaiser von Atlantis), Sarastro, and Raimondo (Lucia di Lammermoor) at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf, an Opera House where he is a permanent Ensemble member.
Before 2017, he was a member at the Opera Studio and then the Opera Ensemble in Cologne, where he performed many roles such as Masetto, the Bonze (Madame Butterfly), Brander (Faust Damnation), Schaunard (La Bohème), the Sacristan (Tosca), Death (Holst's Savîtrî) and Nunte (Hasse's Leucippe).
In 2020/21, the pandemic prevented him from returning to the Paris Opera (where he was to sing the Haushofmeister and to revive La Roche in Capriccio), the Vienna Volksoper (Escamillo, Sarastro) and the Cologne Opera (Don Pedro in Béatrice et Bénédict).
Season 2021/22 saw him back at the Vienna Volksoper as Sarastro. He also made his role debut as Don Pedro at the Cologne Opera. He also sang Sarastro, the Father in the premiere of a stage version of Bach's Christmas Oratorio staged by Elisabeth Stöppler, Marchese d'Obigny (La Traviata), Death (Viktor Ullmann's Der Kaiser von Atlantis) and Raimondo at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf.
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