Eric Stoklossa received his first musical training in the Dresdner Kreuzchor. He studied singing at the Hochschule für Musik “Carl Maria von Weber” in Dresden from 2000-06, graduating with a diploma. Whilst still studying, he performed in numerous productions and embarked on a busy concert schedule. He came to international attention at the Wiener Festwochen 2007 for his acclaimed portrayal of Aljeja in Janacek’s From the House of the Dead in Patrice Chéreau’s production, conducted by Pierre Boulez. He made his debut at the Holland Festival and the Aix-en-Provence Festival in this production, and will perform this role at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, the Metropolitan Opera in New York and the Teatro alla Scala in Milan. In 2005 he was a prizewinner in masterclasses at the European Music Festival Stuttgart.