Photo: Simon Pauly
Stephan Rügamer studied at the Hochschule für Musik in Lübeck,  completing his studies with James Wagner. 1996 - 1998 engage-  ment at the Lübeck Theatre where he had the opportunity to sing  the main roles of the lyric tenor's repertoire. Since 1999 Stephan Rügamer has been a member of the Berlin  State Opera  ensemble, engaged by Daniel Barenboim. Under his  musical direction he has sung David in the new production of Die  Meistersinger von Nürnberg and later Froh in Das Rheingold,  Steuermann / Der fliegende Holländer and Erik during a visit of the  Berlin State Opera to Madrid / Teatro Real. Other roles: Chevalier /  Der ferne Klang, Boris / Katya Kabanová, Shuysky / Boris Godunov.  Mr. Rügamer has appeared as a guest artist at the opera houses in  Frankfurt and Essen as well as at the Dresden, Hamburg, Munich  and Stuttgart State Operas, at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris as  Matteo in a new production of Arabella. Further performances  include Boris / Katya Kabanová at the Teatro Real Madrid during  the 2007 / 2008 season, followed by Tannhäuser / Walther von der  Vogelweide, March / April 2009 under the direction of Jesús López  Cobos. Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Prokofiev: The Gambler /  Marquis (May 2008) and Barcelona, Teatre del Liceu (2010). Teatro  alla Scala di Milano, 2009 / 2010 season: Das Rheingold / Loge   under the musical direction of Daniel Barenboim and the same role  in St. Petersburg, Festival of the White Nights with Valery Gergiev.  Upcoming engagments: revival of Das Rheingold / Loge (Berlin  State Opera and Teatro alla Scala di Milano, 2013).  Guest appearances at the Bregenz and Salzburg Festivals. Concert engagements inter alia with: Staatskapelle Berlin (Daniel  Barenboim and Fabio Luisi), Bavarian Radio Orchestra, Israel  Philharmonic Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Pierre  Boulez), Radio France, Orquesta Ciudad de Granada (Sebastian  Weigle), WDR Cologne, Orchestra Giuseppe Verdi Milano, Czech  Philharmonic Prague, New Japan Philharmonic, Tokyo, Deutsches  Symphonie-Orchester Berlin (Ingo Metzmacher, Königskinder /  concert version). Representation: General Management / Worldwide (except France)