Texas Tech University

Eric Stoklossa

Associate Professor of Voice


Office: 
School of Music, Room 235

Email:
eric.stoklossa@ttu.edu

Biography

Eric Stoklossa was born in Dresden, and he enjoys a prolific international career in the leading opera houses, prominent music festivals and concert halls. His Metropolitan Opera debut in 2009, portraying Aljeja in Janácek's From the House of the Dead, was directed by Patrice Chéreau and conducted by Pierre Boulez. Mr. Stoklossa made his La Scala debut in January 2009 in the role of Janek in Janácek's The Makropulos Case and returned the following year to revive Patrice Chéreau's production of From the House of the Dead. His portrayal of Andres/ Wozzeck at the Wiener Festwochen in the spring of 2010 became another milestone in his career. He remains a welcome guest in Dresden, Vienna, Berlin, Paris, and Palermo in leading productions working with Sir Simon Rattle and Esa-Pekka Salonen, as well as performing solo concerts in Dresden, Budapest, Amsterdam, Prague, Brussels and Antwerp.

His oratorio performances are prolific: Bach's St. Matthew Passion with Dennis Russel Davies in Linz, Bach's B-MINOR MASS with Helmuth Rilling, Haydn's Creation with Adam Fischer, Bach'sChristmas Oratorio with Gothart Stier, and Dvoák's Stabat Mater in Paris, Rouen, and at the Feldkirch Festival in Austria and Bach's St. John Passion with Le Concert Lorrain, taking him to the Musikverein in Vienna, the Philharmonie Luxembourg, deSingel in Antwerp, la Cité de la Musique in Paris, and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, to name a few.

In October 2016 he sang the Evangelist and the Tenor-Solo in Bach's St. John Passion in Shanghai, in the first official presentation of this masterpiece in China. His current season includes exciting projects like Korngold's Tote Stadt in Holland, a tour with Bach's St. Matthew Passion and several concerts with Peter Eötvös's Oratorium Balbulum in Munich and Budapest conducted by the composer himself.