The 37-year-old German graduated from the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg in 2007 where he studied with the great soprano Hanna Schwarz. In 2007, he made his debut as Dandino in Rossini's La Cenerentola) at the Castle Festival Weikersheim.
From 2008 to 2010, Stolte was an ensemble member at the Mecklenburg State Theatre where he made his role debut as Escamillo in Bizet's Carmen. From 2010 to 2013, he was a member of the Theater Görlitz, where he performed the title role in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, Giorgio Germont in Verdi's La Traviata, Conte Almaviva in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, and Dr. Falke in Strauss' Die Fledermaus.
After the Melchior competition, he returns to Görlitz to perform Herr Fluth in Nicolai's Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor.