Czech tenor Stefan Margita performs 2016 Loge in Das Rheingold at Chicago Lyric Opera and gives 2017 his debut in the part of Captain Vere in Brittens Billy Budd in Prague. Also in 2017 he will give his debut in the part of Tichon in Janacek’s Katia Kabanova at the Teatro Regio in Torino.
Further plans include Luka/Filka Morozov in Janacek’s From the House of the Dead in Paris, London and Brussels as well as Tambourmajor inWozzeck in Paris.
2018 he will return to San Francisco for more Loge.
Stefan Margita was first acknowledged for his interpretation of Laca in Janacek’s Jenufa, a role he performed in almost all important opera houses in Europe and in Japan.
Patrice Chéreau’s new production of Janacek’s From the House of the Dead under Pierre Boulze made Luka / Filka Morozow became another important role of his career. He sang it also under Esa Pekka Salonen for his New York Metropolitan Opera debut in 2009, subsequently in Milan and Lisbon and under Simon Rattle at Staatsoper Berlin. He performed the same role in different productions in Palermo and Prague.
After his debut in the part of Loge in Wagner’s Das Rheingold 2008 under Donald Runnicles in San Francisco he was quickly invited to sing the same part again in San Francisco, at Metropolitan Opera under Fabio Luisi, 2012 in a new production at Bayerische Staatsoper under Kent Nagano and in Amsterdam under Hartmut Haenchen. He repeated the role 2013 in Munich and 2014 in Amsterdam and Houston.
Another signature role has become Shuiskij in Boris Godunov, he already performed 2011 at Chicago Lyric Opera and 2012 under Haenchen in Madrid.
But also Tambourmajor in Wozzeck, he performed in Paris, Rome and 2013 under Daniel Barenboim in Berlin, or Endrisi in Szymanowski’s Krol Roger are important roles of his current repertoire.
2014 he sang for the first time for the first time the role of Valzacchi in a new production Der Rosenkavalier with Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir Simon Rattle and staged by Brigitte Fassbender in Baden-Baden.
Stefan Margita was heard at the festivals of Salzburg, Ludwigsburg, Bregenz and Edinburgh as well as in the opera houses and on the concert stages of Stuttgart, Leipzig, Trieste, Dallas, London Madrid, Milan, Turin, Bergamo, Wien, Prague, Budapest, Berlin, Dresden, Frankfurt, Basel, Paris, São Paulo, Tokyo, Naples under conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Gerd Albrecht, Jiri Belohlavek, Semyon Bychkov, Aldo Ceccato, Lamberto Gardelli, Wolfgang Gönnenwein, Hartmut Haenchen, Janos Kulka, Sir Charles Mackerras, John Neschling, Antonio Pappano, Zoltan Pesko ...
His concert repertoire contains mainly pieces by Mozart, Beethoven, Dvorak, Mahler and Bartok.