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 /
Representation: General Management / Worldwide (except France)