23th July to 25th August 2014

Noah Stewart

Hassan (tenor)

Noah Stewart studied at the Juilliard School and at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia. In 2008 he won an Encouragement Award of the Sullivan Foundation and in the same year he won first prize in the Mario Lanza Vocal Competition and second prize in both the Leontyne Price Competition and the George London Competition. In addition he has won the Marian Anderson Encouragement Award, an Opera Index Award, a Licia Albanese-Puccini study grant and first prize in the Florida Grand Opera competition. He took part in the Merola Programm of San Francisco Opera, after which he was invited to become a San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow. Roles he has sun include T. Morris Chester in the world premiere of Philip Glass's Appomattox and Macduff in Macbeth. Noah Stewart has appeared at San Francisco Opera, Michigan Opera Theater, Chicago Opera Theater, the Wexford International Festival, Opera Africa and Arizona Opera in roles like Don Jose (Carmen), Rodolfo (La Bohème), Cavaradossi (Tosca), Prince (A Flowering Tree) and Narraboth (Salome). He has worked with the directors Sonja Frisell, David Pountney, Nicola Raab and the conductors John Adams, James Conlon, Sir Andrew Davis, Lorin Maazel, Julius Rudel, Dennis Russell Davies and Patrick Summers among others. Future engagements include debut performances at the Royal Opera House, Opera North and Cape Town Opera, as well as his return to Opera Africa and Michigan Opera Theater. Decca is planning the release of his first album.