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Stephan Rügamer

Stephan Rügamer

Stephan Rügamer made his début at the Berlin State Opera singing the role of David in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg under Daniel Barenboim. Also under the baton of Daniel Barenboim he sang Erik in Der Fliegende Holländer during the Berlin State Opera’s 2003 visit to the Teatro Real in Madrid 2003. Guest performances have taken him to all the major German opera houses, the Théâtre Châtelet in Paris, Teatro Real in Madrid and Teatro alla Scala in Milano, as well as to the festivals of Lucerne, Chicago Ravinia, Salzburg, Bregenz and St. Petersburg.

In concert Stephan Rügamer has sung with the major orchestras in Germany and abroad under conductors including Pierre Boulez, Christoph von Dohnányi, Martin Haselböck, Pablo Heras-Casado, Ruppert Huber, Philippe Jordan, Fabio Luisi, Ingo Metzmacher, Kent Nagano, Helmut Rilling, Sebastian Weigle and Zubin Mehta.

Recent operatic and concert highlights include Tom Rakewell in The Rakes Progress at the Berlin State Opera, Loge (Das Rheingold) at the 2013 BBC Proms in London, the New Year’s Concert 2014 with Berlin Staatskapelle and Tichon in a new production of Katja Kabanová at the Berlin State Opera. Among his recordings are Mahler’s Song Of The Earth for Dabringhaus & Grimm, Das Rheingold with Valery Gergiev on the Mariinsky Label, a DVD of Lulu and another of his Loge at Teatro alla Scala in Milano 2012.