Luke Stoker is an Australian Bass currently working in Germany with Oper Dortmund. He completed his tertiary education in Brisbane, Australia having attained a Bachelor of Music (University of Queensland) and a Master of Music Studies (Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Griffith University). In 2011, Luke joined Opera Queensland as a member of the Young and Developing Artist Program. In 2012, Luke moved to Sydney to commence work with Opera Australia. Here he worked as a member of the extra-chorus whilst also performing A Soldier in Il Trovatore and understudying Ferrando (Il Trovatore), and Ormonte (Partenope). In July 2013, Luke made his West Australian Opera debut as Masetto in their production of Don Giovanni.
Luke has been a frequent soloist for oratorio and concert performances including the Rossini Stabat Mater, Mendelssohns Die erste Walpurgisnacht, Bach’s Magnificat and several of his cantatas, Haydn’s Nelson Mass, Fauré and Mozart Requiems, Mozarts Coronation Mass, and Handel’s Theodora.
As the recipient of the 2013 German Opera Scholarship, offered by the Opera Foundation Australia, Luke was awarded a position in the Oper Köln Opera Studio in 2013. During his three years with the company, Luke performed Zaretsky (Eugene Onegin), Il Bonzo (Madama Butterfly), Nunte (Leucippo), 2nd Priest/Armed Man (Die Zauberflöte), Zuniga (Carmen), Montano (Otello), Brander (La Damnation de Faust), Schaunard (La Bohème), Masetto (Don Giovanni), Sacrestan (Tosca), Erzbischof von Reims and Florent dIlliers (Jeanne dArc) and Titurel (Parsifal) among others.
In 2016, Luke moved to Dortmund, Germany to take up a new position as principal Bass at Oper Dortmund, where he performed Mephistopheles (Faust - Gounod), Sarastro and Speaker (Die Zauberflöte). During the second half of the season, Luke will be performing the roles of Lodovico and Montano (Otello), Frank (Die Fledermaus) and Besuffliput (Gullivers Reise).
In January 2017, Luke made his Paris Opera debut as the Zweiter Geharnischter Mann in Robert Carsens production of Die Zauberflöte. In 2018, Luke will return to Paris in the role of Zweiter Gralsritter in a new production of Parsifal, directed by Richard Jones and conducted by Philippe Jordan.