Praise for Stuart Jackson’s role debut as Jupiter/Semele for Komische Oper Berlin

14 January 2020

In December Stuart Jackson received critical acclaim for his role debut as Jupiter in Handel’s Semele at the Komische Oper, Berlin:

… le Jupiter de Stuart Jackson, nous a gratifié d’un des plus beaux moments de la soirée : son « Where’re you walk » possédait l’élégie, la douceur et la sentimentalité requises. Ce géant à la stature imposante figurait parfaitement le dieu des dieux, tout en laissant cours à des sentiments humains, ce qui rendait son personnage si attachant.

.. Stuart Jackson’s Jupiter gave us one of the most beautiful moments of the evening: his “Where’er you walk” possessed the elegy, sweetness and sentimentality required. This giant of imposing stature perfectly represented the god of the gods, while giving way to human feelings, which made his character so endearing.


Stuart will return to Handel this month in his Paris debut, singing High Priest/Abner/Amalekite/Doeg in Saul at the Théâtre du Châtelet, while concerts this season will include his debuts with the London Symphony Orchestra and Alan Gilbert in Tippet A Child of Our Time, and with the Philharmonia Orchestra under Esa-Pekka Salonen in their 1808 Beethoven project. Stuart also returns to the Halle Orchestra, this time working with Sir Mark Elder, in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and as Jacquino Fidelio.

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