Classical Opera conducted by Ian Page. Signum Classics 2017
RIAS Kammerchor and Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin. 2016
BBC NOW, Laurence Equilbey. By kind permission of BBC Radio 3, 2015
“Stuart Jackson sang Pierre with haunting, wistful coolness. The melismatic writing hinted at another outsider, Britten's Peter Grimes, a role for which this tenor is surely destined.”
Stuart was a choral scholar at Christ Church, Oxford, studying Biological Sciences, before completing his training at the Royal Academy of Music in 2013 where he studied with Ryland Davies.
- High Priest/Abner/Doeg/Amalekite Handel Saul – Glyndebourne Festival
- Britten Nocturne – Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife – Paul McCreesh
- Beethoven Symphony No.9 – BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra – Thomas Dausgaard
- Bach St John Passion (Evangelist & arias) – Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment – Stephen Layton
- Don Ottavio Don Giovanni; Orphée Orphée et Euridice; Young Sailor Tristan und Isolde – Oper Stuttgart
- Alcesta Cavalli Erismena – Aix-en-Provence Festival, as well as on tour
He won second prizes at both the Wigmore Hall International Song Competition and at the Hugo Wolf Competition in Stuttgart. He has given recitals for Stuttgart Opera, at the Wigmore Hall and at the Oxford Lieder Festival. In future seasons he will appear in recital in Vienna and at the Wigmore Hall with Julius Drake.
Concert highlights this season and beyond include St Matthew Passion on tour with the Orchestra of the 18th Century and St John Passion with La Chappelle Harmonique in Versailles. Many performances of Messiah mean he returns to work with the Orchestra of the 18th Century, the Hallé Orchestra and John Butt, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Nicholas McGegan and on tour with Trevor Pinnock and Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. He will also sing Beethoven Symphony no. 9 with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall.
Opera highlights include his debut at English National Opera as Narraboth Salome; Vasek Bartered Bride for Garsington Opera; Nettuno in Legrenzi La Divisione del Mondo for Opéra national du Rhin and High Priest/Abner/Amalekite/Doeg Saul for the Chatelet, Paris.
Stuart has sung Purcell Dido and Aeneas with Trevor Pinnock at Wigmore Hall; Purcell The Fairy Queen with RIAS Kammerchor, Berlin and Rinaldo Alessandrini; Bach St John Passion on a European tour with OAE, as well as on tour with the Orchestra of the 18th Century and Daniel Reuss; Haydn Creation with the Ulster Orchestra; Beethoven Symphony no.9 with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Thomas Dausgaard; Mendelssohn Lobgesang with the Royal Northern Sinfonia; Martin Le Vin Herbé with the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra; Bruckner Te Deum with the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra and Britten Nocturne for the Orquesta Sinfonica de Tenerife.
Stuart joined Stuttgart Opera in the 2013/14 season and a highlight of his year there was singing the title role in Gluck Orphée et Eurydice. He is currently a Classical Opera Associate Artist with whom he has sung Osroa in JC Bach Adriano in Siria, Lucio Vero in Jommelli Il Vologeso and, in recordings, the title role in Mozart Il Sogno di Scipione and Soliman in Mozart Zaide. Other recent opera engagements include Jonathan in Handel Saul for Glyndebourne on Tour; High Priest/Abner/Amalekite/Doeg Saul for Adelaide Festival and Glyndebourne Festival; Don Ottavio for Stuttgart Opera; Alcesta in Cavalli Erismena for Aix-en-Provence Festival and Iro Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria for The Royal Opera at the Roundhouse.
Stuart was a Samling scholar, and a past recipient of the Sybil Tutton Award administered by the Musicians Benevolent Fund.