21 July 2019: Stuart Skelton talks about singing on the world stage
Sunday 21 July 2019
Stuart was born in Sydney. He won the McDonalds Aria Competition, which led him to study singing at the University of Cincinnati and on the Merola Opera Program at San Francisco Opera. He now appears for the major opera companies worldwide, including the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Seattle Opera, La Scala, Milan, Paris Opéra, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Bavarian State Opera and at the Baden-Baden Festspielhaus. He is especially renowned for his interpretation of dramatic and Heldentenor roles, including Florestan (Fidelio), Lohengrin, Siegmund, Tristan (Tristan und Isolde), Parsifal, Gherman (The Queen of Spades), Laca Klemen (Jenufa), Boris (Kát’a Kabanová) and Peter Grimes.
Stuart was supported in his early career by the Wagner Society in NSW. He is visiting Sydney for SSO concert performances of Peter Grimes, with Nicole Car and conductor David Robertson on 25 and 27 July.