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Stuart is a Samling Artist from Bewdley in Worcestershire. His studies took place in Manchester at the Royal Northern College of Music where he obtained in Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees. He has recently moved to London after living in Manchester for eight years.
Roles on stage include Guglielmo Cosi Fan Tutte (RNCM), Papageno Die Zauberflote (RNCM), Harry Easter Street Scene (RNCM), Barabashkin Paradise Moscow (RNCM), Figaro The Marriage of Figaro (Heritage Opera), Schaunard La Boheme (Heritage Opera), Count Ceprano Rigoletto (Heritage Opera), Dottore La Traviata (Heritage Opera), Sciarrone Tosca (Mananan Opera Festival), and Aeneas Dido and Aeneas (Eboracum Baroque). Chorus commitments and covers roles have included I Capuletti e I Montecchi (Buxton Festival inc Lorenzo cover), Leonore (Buxton Festival), Tamerlano (Buxton Festival inc Leone cover), Albert Herring (Buxton Festival inc Sid cover), Macbeth (Buxton Festival), Aida (Opera Holland Park), Carmen (RNCM), La Belle Helene (RNCM), Vanessa (RNCM) and La Clemenza di Tito (RNCM).
On the concert platform, Stuart has been a soloist for Durufle’s Requiem (Manchester Chamber Choir) at the Bridgewater Hall, and Macmillan’s Seven Last Words on the Cross (BBC Philharmonic Orchestra). Other Oratorio solo performances include include Orff’s Carmina Burana, Mozart’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Faure’s Requiem, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Bach’s Mass in B Minor, Bach’s Magnificat, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, Haydn’s Mass in time of war, Haydn’s Nelson Mass, Mozart’s Missa Brevis in C, Goodall’s Eternal Light, Schubert’s Mass in G, Bach’s Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, Handel’s Utrecht Jubilate, Laurence Sherr’s Fugitive Footsteps, Purcell’s Te Deum & Jubilate and Stainer’s Crucifixion.
Stuart’s choral work includes Handel’s Messiah (OAE) and Orff’s Carmina Burana (Armonico Consort). He was a Lay Clerk at Manchester Cathedral for three years and is a BBC Radio 4 Daily Service singer. He is currently a part time singer at St Martin in the Fields, Temple Church and St Bride’s Fleet Street.
Stuart is a 2016 graduate of the Samling Artist Programme, where he received coaching’s and masterclasses from Particia Macmahon, Angelika Kirchschlager, Simon Lepper, and Shakespearean Actor Jimmy Garnon. He also took part in the 2016 Leeds Lieder Festival masterclasses, led by Roderick Williams.
For the one-hundred-year anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele in Ypres Belgium, Stuart stood in at the dress rehearsal of the BBC one concert that took place in the city centre in place of Roderick Williams. He performed Ivor Gurney’s ‘In flanders’ accompanied by Iain Burnside.
During the 2013 Rugby League World Cup opening ceremony at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Stuart hijacked a staged interview with Gethin Jones to perform the song “Delilah” by Tom Jones as part of a flash mob in front of fifty thousand people.
Future oratorio engagements include Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs with the Tatton Singers, Mozart’s Requiem with Congleton Choral Society, and Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast with Huddersfield Choral Society. He is also performing with Grange Park Opera for their summer festival as part of their chorus.
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