Tenor Noah Stewart made his San Francisco Opera debut as Major-domo in Der Rosenkavalier, and returned in the recent 2007-2008 season as Macduff in Macbeth, the Philistine Messenger in Samson and Delilah, and T. Morris Chester in the world premiere of Philip Glass’s Appomattox. He participated in the 2006 Merola Opera Program, where he appeared as the Wizard in Conrad Susa’s Transformations—a role he reprised at Wexford Festival Opera. The following season, he participated in the prestigious S.F. Opera Adler Fellowship Program.
Already in the current 2008-2009 Season, Mr. Stewart joined the Metropolitan Opera roster covering Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor. In 2009, he performs Ismaele in Nabucco in his Michigan Opera Theatre debut; Danilo in The Merry Widow at the Washington Summer Opera; Narraboth in Salome in his Arizona Opera debut; Alfredo in La Traviata at Opera Company of Brooklyn; Mozart Requiem at Carnegie Hall with Mo. John Rutter; Debussy’s L'Enfant Prodigue in concert with the Metro Chamber Orchestra; Tonio in I Tre Compagni with the Encompass New Opera Theater; and Don Jose in La Tragédie de Carmen with Chicago Opera Theatre, where he previously performed The Prince in A Flowering Tree conducted by John Adams in the spring 2008. Opera News said, “Tenor Noah Stewart was excellent as the Prince, exhibiting superb control of a floated head-voice and inhabiting the character with poignant grace.”
In the summer 2008, Mr. Stewart made his debut as Manrico in Il Trovatore with Festival Opera. The Contra Costa Times said, “the unassailable standout was young tenor Noah Stewart as Manrico, whose magnificent vocal gifts were in ready and unwavering supply throughout all four acts. His warm, nuanced delivery of the "Ah si, ben mio" love pledge in Act III, followed mere moments later by his scaling of the heights of the fearsome "Di quella pira" aria, were reason enough to be in the audience…sheer vocal strength and accuracy of pitch.” Other recent engagements include Rodolfo in La Bohème and Aeneas in Dido & Aeneas with the Juilliard Opera Theater, Don José in Carmen at the Mondavi Center with UC Davis Symphony Orchestra, Luigi in Il Tabarro and Idamante in Idomeneo with the Vertical Players’ Repertory, Manrico in Il Trovatore with The One World Symphony and Nemorino in The Elixir of Love with the Martina Arroyo Foundation.
Concert appearances include Verdi’s Requiem at the Civic Opera House in Chicago, a Schwabacher Debut Recital with pianist Stephen Blier, Mozart’s Requiem and C.P.E. Bach’s Magnificat at Carnegie Hall with the Saint Cecilia Chorus and Orchestra, Micheal Tippet's A Child of Our Time with The Stanford Symphony Orchestra, Broadway Salutes Gala with The Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra, and Haydn's Creation with The Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra.
Mr. Stewart won a 2008 Encouragement Award from the Sullivan Foundation, 1st 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.
Opera Carolina Performances:
La Bohème (2009–2010)