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Stuart Skelton

Heldentenor

Stuart was named Singer of the Year at the 2014 International Opera Awards. One of the finest heldentenors on the stage today, he is critically acclaimed for his outstanding musicianship, tonal beauty and intensely dramatic portrayals. He has appeared in many of the world’s celebrated opera houses and concert halls, including New York’s Metropolitan Opera, the Bavarian State Opera and Vienna State Opera, and has worked with many leading conductors, including Barenboim, Jansons, Levine and Rattle.

Previously for ENO: Erik Dutchman, Parsifal, Boris Katya, Laca Jenůfa, Peter Grimes (also BBC Proms), Florestan, Otello.

Recordings: Das Lied von der Erde (San Francisco Symphony/Tilson-Thomas); Beethoven Symphony No. 9 (SCO/Mackerras); live recordings of Die Walküre (State Opera of S. Australia; Seattle Opera); Gerontius (BBCSO/Andrew Davis); Janácek Glagolitic Mass (Bergen Philharmonic/Gardner).

Forthcoming: Tristan (the Met, conducted by Rattle).

Career Highlights

Notable engagements elsewhere: Lohengrin (Berlin/Schønwandt, Berlin/Barenboim); Erik (Vienna Staatsoper, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Deutsche Staatsoper/Barenboim); Siegmund (State Opera of South Australia, Seattle Opera, Zurich Opera/Jordan, Opera Australia, the Met, Paris. Bavarian State Opera); Parsifal (Frankfurt, Hamburg/Eschenbach); Tristan (Berlin Philharmonic/Rattle, Sydney Symphony/Robertson); Florestan (Stuttgart, Vienna Staatsoper, Sao Paulo, Genoa/Maazel); Bacchus (Tel Aviv/Fisch); Kaiser Die Frau ohne Schatten (Frankfurt, Hamburg/Young); Prince Rusalka (Opéra National de Paris/Bèlohlavek, Opera North); Don José (Opera Australia, San Francisco);Samson (Atlanta Symphony Orchestra); Peter Grimes (Frankfurt, Opera Australia, Opera de Oviedo, Tokyo’s New National Theatre).

Last updated: 1st June 2016