The Australian bass Luke Stoker trained in Brisbane, Queensland. He was accepted into the Young Artists Programme at Opera Queensland in 2011 and started working with Opera Australia in Sydney in 2012. In July 2013 he made his debut as Masetto (Mozart ‘Don Giovanni’) at West Australian Opera. He then joined the Cologne Opera Studio in 2013/14, becoming a full ensemble member in 2015/16. There he sang parts such as Schaunard (Puccini ‘La Bohème’), Titurel (Wagner ‘Parsifal’) and Masetto. In 2016/17 Luke Stoker moved to join the ensemble at Theater Dortmund, where he sang roles including Sarastro (Mozart ‘Zauberflöte’), Mephisto (Gounod ‘Faust’) and Gremin (Tchaikovsky ‘Eugene Onegin’). He made his debut at the Opéra Bastille in Paris in 2017 and was invited back there for 2018, 2019 and 2021. In the summer of 2017 he made his debut as Sparafucile (Verdi ‘Rigoletto’) at the Opera Festival at Steinbruch St. Margarethen and in 2020 he made his debut at the Volksoper in Vienna as Escamillo (Bizet ‘Carmen’).
Luke Stoker has been an ensemble member at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein since 2019/20 and has appeared here as Abimélech (Saint-Saëns ‘Samson et Dalila’), Colline (Puccini ‘La Bohème’), Bonzo (Puccini ‘Madama Butterfly’), First Soldier (Strauss ‘Salome’), Death (Ullmann ‘Der Kaiser von Atlantis’) and Capulet (Blacher ‘Romeo und Julia’).