Tenor Stuart Jackson
Stuart Jackson 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.
He won prizes at both the Wigmore Hall/Kohn Foundation International Song Competition and at the International Hugo Wolf Lied Competition in Stuttgart and has since given recitals for Staatsoper Stuttgart, at Wigmore Hall, at the Oxford Lieder Festival and at the Albertina Musensaal in Vienna.
This season Stuart sings his first Evangelist Bach St Matthew Passion with Arcangelo and Jonathan Cohen at the BBC Proms; Haydn The Creation at the Barbican with the Academy of Ancient Music and Laurence Cummings; Handel Samson with The English Concert and Harry Bicket at the London Handel Festival; Mozart Mitridate, re di Ponto at the Royal Danish Opera, and returns to Glyndebourne Festival for Handel Alcina. In recital he sings Mahler Das Lied von der Erde for Temple Music with Alice Coote and Julius Drake; Schubert at Oxford Lieder Festival as well a BBC/Wigmore Hall lunchtime recital. Future engagements include Jupiter in Handel Semele for Opéra de Lille as well as for Komische Oper Berlin.
Recent appearances have included Hirt/Junger Seeman in a semi-staged performance of Tristan und Isolde for Glyndebourne Festival; Prologue and Quint The Turn of the Screw for Opéra National de Lorraine, Nancy; Bach A Christmas Oratorio with the Orchestra dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome with Trevor Pinnock; High Priest/Abner/Amalekite/Doeg Saul for the Châtelêt, Paris, and his role and house debut as Jupiter Semele for Komische Oper, Berlin.
Stuart has sung Purcell The Fairy Queen with RIAS Kammerchor, Berlin and Rinaldo Alessandrini; Bach St John Passion on a European tour with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and with Chapelle Harmonique in Versailles, as well as on tour with the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century and Daniel Reuss, with whom he has also performed St Matthew Passion; Mendelssohn Lobgesang with the Royal Northern Sinfonia; Martin Le Vin herbé with the São Paulo Symphony Orchestra; Bruckner Te Deum with the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra; and many performances of Messiah including with the Hallé Orchestra and John Butt, and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra under Nicholas McGegan.
Past opera engagements include Narraboth Salome for his debut at English National Opera; Vašek Bartered Bride in his debut for Garsington Opera; Jonathan in Handel Saul for Glyndebourne Tour and High Priest/Abner/Amalekite/Doeg Saul for Glyndebourne Festival. Further afield he has repeated his roles in Handel Saul for the Adelaide Festival, sung Don Ottavio for Stuttgart Opera and Nettuno in Legrenzi La Divisione del Mondo for Opéra national du Rhin.
Stuart joined Stuttgart Opera Studio for the 2013/14 season and a highlight of his year there was singing the title role in Gluck Orphée et Eurydice. Stuart was a Samling scholar, and a past recipient of the Sybil Tutton Award administered by the Musicians Benevolent Fund.