Harlem-born tenor, Noah Stewart, has established himself as one of the most sought after singers of his generation and has performed as a guest artist with many opera companies, both in the US and Europe.
Lauded for his distinctive timbre, magnetic stage presence and movie star good looks, his most recent performances included Rodolfo with Northern Ireland Opera, his company debut as Cavaradossi with Portland Opera, and his return to Opera San José, in consecutive productions of Bizet’s Carmen and his role debut as Tony in Bernstein’s West Side Story.
His roles encompass Cavaradossi (Opera New Orleans, Birmingham Opera, Michigan Opera Theater, Nederlandse Reisopera), Rodolfo (Opera Columbus, Nashville Opera, Florentine Opera, New Orleans Opera, Michigan Opera Theater, Orlando Philharmonic, Wexford Opera Festival), Luigi in “Il Tabarro” (Castleton Festival), Pinkerton (New Jersey Festival Opera, Michigan Opera Theater, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Opera North), Osaka in “Iris” (Opera Holland Park), Radames (Glimmerglass Festival, Berks Opera), Manrico (Festival Opera, North Carolina Opera), Ismaele (Michigan Opera Theater), Nadir (Michigan Opera Theater), Don José (Syracuse Opera, Chicago Opera Theater, Gothenburg Opera, Llangollen Festival, Scottish Opera, Royal Albert Hall), Faust (Atlanta Opera), Samson (Festival Internacional de Teatro Clásico de Mérida), Tamino (Florentine Opera, New Orleans Opera), Don Pedro de Alvarado in Peter Sellars’ new version of Purcell’s “The Indian Queen” (Teatro Real Madrid, Opera Perm, English National Opera, Bolshoi Opera & DVD by SONY) as well as contemporary repertoire such as Greenhorn in Heggie’s “Moby Dick” (Opera San José), Prince in Adams’ “A Flowering Tree” (Chicago Opera Theater) and Hassan in Weir’s “Miss Fortune” (Bregenzer Festspiele, Royal Opera House Covent Garden).
On the concert stage, Noah Stewart has appeared with notable orchestras and has performed on three BBC Proms concerts. In 2012, he became the first black musician ever to top the UK Classical Album Charts (CD “Noah” by DECCA).