Stuart Skelton - Tenor

Stuart Skelton © Guðmundur Ingólfsson

Stuart Skelton is one of the finest heldentenors on the stage today, critically acclaimed for his outstanding musicianship, tonal beauty, and intensely dramatic portrayals.

During the 2020/21 season he sings “Tristan und Isolde” at the Festival d’Aix en Provence, “Jenůfa” at the Bayerische Staatsoper, and “Fidelio” with Opéra de Oviedo.  Concerts anticipated for the season include performances with the Cleveland Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Orchestre de Lyon, Orchestre de l’Opéra national de Paris, and at the Verbier Festival.

Recent highlights include a Metropolitan Opera new production of “Tristan und Isolde” conducted by Sir Simon Rattle, a much-anticipated debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in “Die Walküre” under the baton of Sir Antonio Pappano, a debut at Teatro alla Scala in “Fidelio” conducted by Myung-Whun Chung, a debut with the Salzburg Easter Festival in “Die Walküre” conducted by Jaap van Zweden, and “Lohengrin” at the Opéra national de Paris led by Philippe Jordan. Associated with “Peter Grimes”, he has sung the title role at English National Opera, Opera Australia, Opera de Oviedo, Tokyo’s New National Theatre, and in concert with the London Philharmonic under Vladimir Jurowski, with David Robertson and the Sydney Symphony, with the San Francisco Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas, and with Edward Gardner and the Bergen Philharmonic.


Stuart Skelton’s robust concert calendar has included performances with Sir Andrew Davis and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen and The MET Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle and the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks , Gianandrea Noseda and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra,  Sir Antonio Pappano and Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia,  Franz Welser-Möst and the Cleveland Orchestra, and with Sakari Oramo and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

In November 2021 he makes his debut with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin.

Highlights of an expansive discography include his first solo album “Shining Knight” in a program of Wagner, Griffes, and Barber accompanied by Asher Fisch and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Britten’s “Peter Grimes”, Schoenberg’s “Gurre-Lieder” and a Grammy Award-nominated Janáček “Glagolitic Mass” with Edward Gardner and the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, a Grammy Award-winning recording of Elgar’s “The Dream of Gerontius” with Sir Andrew Davis and the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and Mahler’s “Das Lied von der Erde” with Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony as well as with Sir Simon Rattle and the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks.