Tenor Noah Stewart

ROLES PREPARED AND/OR PERFORMED
Alfredo – La traviata
Azael – L'enfant prodigue
Cavaradossi – Tosca
Don José – Carmen
Il Duca – Rigoletto
Faust – Faust
Hoffmann – Les Contes d'Hoffmann
Ismaele – Nabucco
Italian Tenor – Der Rosenkavalier
Luigi – Il Tabarro
Macduff – Macbeth
Manrico – Il Trovatore
Nadir – Les pêcheurs de perles
Narraboth – Salome
Pinkerton – Madama Butterfly
The Prince – A Flowering Tree (Adams)
Radames – Aida
Rodolfo – La bohème
Romeo – Romeo et Juliette
Sam – Susannah
Turridu – Cavalleria Rusticana
Vaudemont – Iolanta
The Wizard – Transformations (Susa)
ROLES IN PREPARATION
Pollione – Norma
Des Grieux – Manon
Idomeneo – Idomeneo
Calaf – Turandot
Lensky – Eugene Onegin
Riccardo – Un Ballo in Maschera
Ernani – Ernani

Most recently, Noah Stewart enjoyed tremendous successes during the 2021-2022 season with performances of Don José in Carmen and Tony in West Side Story with Opera San Jose. The San Francisco Chronicle reported on his performance in the latter with, “Tenor Noah Stewart delivered an ardent, expressively fluid performance as Tony, bringing an air of eager anticipation to the jouncy phrases of “Something’s Coming” and caressing the melody of “Maria” with sensuous abandon.” Other appearances of note that season included Don José in Carmen with Opera Orlando, Rodolfo in La bohème with Northern Ireland Opera, and Cavaradossi in Tosca with Portland Opera.

Mr. Stewart made his professional debut with San Francisco Opera as Macduff and since then has performed widely across the US. His roles include, among others, Cavaradossi (Opera New OrleansBirmingham OperaMichigan Opera Theater), Rodolfo (Opera ColumbusNashville OperaFlorentineOperaNew Orleans OperaMichigan Opera Theater, Orlando Philharmonic), Luigi in Il Tabarro (Castleton Festival), Pinkerton (New Jersey Festival OperaMichigan Opera Theater), Radames (Glimmerglass Festival, Berks Opera), Manrico (Festival Opera, North Carolina Opera), Ismaele and Nadir (both with Michigan Opera Theater), Don José (Syracuse Opera, Chicago Opera Theater), the title role in Gounod’s Faust (Atlanta Opera), Tamino (Florentine OperaNew Orleans Opera) as well as contemporary repertoire such as Greenhorn in Moby Dick (Opera San José) and the Prince in A Flowering Tree(Chicago Opera Theater).

In Europe, he most recently sang Cavaradossi with the Nederlandse Reisopera, Don José at Göteborg Opera, the Llangollen Festival in Wales and Scottish Opera, Samson at the Festival Internacional de Teatro Clásico de Méridain Spain and Osaka in Iris with Opera Holland Park.

In spring 2012, he made his debut at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden as Hassan in Judith Weir’s Miss Fortune, a role he premiered at the Bregenzer Festspiele (Austria) the year beforeHe then returned to Covent Garden for Pinkerton and sang Don Pedro de Alvarado in Peter Sellars’ acclaimed new version of Purcell’s The Indian Queen, a co-production of Teatro Real MadridOpera Perm and English National Opera (DVD release by SONY) with extra performances at the Bolshoi Opera. Further European career highlights include Pinkerton with Opera North, Rodolfo with Wexford Opera Festival and Don José at the Royal Albert Hall.

On the concert stage, Noah Stewart has appeared with notable orchestras such as the Hallé Orchestra, London Philharmonic, BBC Concert Orchestra, Birmingham Symphony, Scottish Symphony, Royal Philharmonic,Manchester Philharmonic, Gulbenkian Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, John Wilson Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, Berkeley Symphony and San Francisco Chorale. He has performed on three BBC Proms concerts and was named a “BBC Music Ambassador”. He made his broadcasting debut at The Cardiff Singer of the World on the BBC and in 2012 became the first black musician ever to top the UK Classical Album Charts, when his album “Noah” (DECCA) reached number one and remained there for 7 weeks.

Upon recommendation of his mentor, Leontyne Price, Noah Stewart studied at The Juilliard School, where he was awarded a full scholarship. Subsequently, he was accepted into San Francisco Opera’s prestigious Merola Program, where he would also be named an Adler fellow, and continued his studies at the Academy of Vocal Arts. He won numerous prizes at international competitions, including the Palm Beach Opera Vocal Competition, the Leontyne Price Vocal Arts Competition, the George London Foundation Awards, the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation Awards, the Opera Index Competitions, and the Mario Lanza Competition for Tenors (First Prize).