Noah Stewart’s debut album for DECCA has become a sensation in the United Kingdom. Anne Midgette of the Washington Post has praised his, “white hot talent and conviction” whilst Opera Britannia noted that, “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 Spring 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 the summer of 2011. Musical Criticism wrote that,“Noah Stewart, as Hassan, was a breath of fresh air; his beautiful tenor soared above the rest with heartfelt lyricism.”,whilst the Daily Telegraph reported that, “the much talked about American tenor Noah Stewart makes a striking debut“.
Noah Stewart was born in Harlem and received a scholarship to the Julliard School. He pursued further study at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia.
A 2007-8 Adler Fellow, Noah Stewart’s roles at San Francisco Opera include: Macduff and T. Morris Chester in the World Premiere of John Adam’sAppomattox.
Further North American engagements include: the Prince (A Flowering Tree) at Chicago Opera Theater; Cavaradossi, Ismaele and Rodolfo for Michigan Opera Theater; Luigi (Il Trittico) under the baton of Maestro Lorin Maazel for the Castleton Festival; Rodolfo with Opera Carolina and with the Orlando Philharmonic; and Narraboth at the Arizona Opera.
In concert, recent appearances include Verdi’s Requiem at the Civic Opera House in Chicago, and Mozart’s Requiem and Bach’s Magnificat at Carnegie Hall with the Saint Cecilia Chorus and Orchestra.
Mr. Stewart won a 2008 Encouragement Award from the Sullivan Foundation, first place in the 2008 Mario Lanza vocal competition, second prize in the Leontyne Price Competition and the George London Competition, and received the Marian Anderson Encouragement Award, an Opera Index Award, a Licia Albanese–Puccini Foundation Study Grant, and first prize in the Florida Grand Opera Competition. He is a graduate of the Juilliard School and the Academy of Vocal Arts.
Recent engagements include Don Jose in South Africa, Pinkerton at Opera North, Nadir at Michigan Opera Theater, Radames at the Glimmerglass Festival and his Covent Garden debut.
Future engagements include Don Jose at the Royal Albert Hall and Pinkerton at the Royal Opera Covent Garden.