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Opera in April: An Afternoon with Noah Stewart


“Those fortunate enough to see and hear tenor Noah Stewart … will have bragging rights for years to come.” – Arts Nashville

Lauded for his distinctive timbre, magnetic stage presence, and movie-star good looks, Noah Stewart has become one of opera’s most sought-after international performers. His debut album for DECCA has become a sensation in the United Kingdom, and Anne Midgette of the Washington Post has praised his “white hot talent and conviction,” while Opera Britannia noted, “Stewart is built like a dancer and sings like an angel! The voice has a dark, lustrous Italianate quality with effortless, gleaming top notes.” In 2012, he made a critically-lauded debut at Covent Garden as Hassan in Judith Wier’s Miss Fortune, a role he premiered at the Bregenzer Festspiele in 2011. Musical Criticism wrote, “Noah Stewart, as Hassan, was a breath of fresh air; his beautiful tenor soared above the rest with heartfelt lyricism,” and the Daily Telegraph reported, “the much talked about American tenor Noah Stewart makes a striking debut.”

A frequent guest artist of Florentine Opera Company, Stewart will make his role debut of Tamino in Florentine’s spring 2018 production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute. In 2014, he appeared as Rodolfo in Florentine’s critically acclaimed production of La Bohème, and Milwaukee Magazine wrote, “Stewart’s tenor has a clarion edge to it that reminded me of Pavarotti in his glory days.” His recent engagements with major opera companies and concert halls around the world include Opera Columbus, Nashville Opera, Atlanta Opera, New Orleans Opera, Chicago Opera Theater, Michigan Opera Theater, Castleton Festival, Orlando Philharmonic, Arizona Opera, Civic Opera House, San Francisco Opera, Glimmerglass Festival, Scottish Opera, Opera Holland Park, Bolshoi Opera, Teatro Real Madrid, and Opera Perm.

An Afternoon with Noah Stewart is sponsored by Philip Loftus, with additional support from Mary Lou Gillstrom, Carrie Gillstrom Matteson, and the Wilson Family Foundation.