Sunday 21 July 2019
12pm: DVD Act 3 of Barrie Kosky’s Bayreuth
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
2pm: Stuart Skelton talks about singing on the world stage
Goethe-Institut, 90 Ocean Street, Woollahra (Cnr Jersey Road)
All welcome: Members $25, Guests $30, Students fulltime $10
Grammy nominee and 2014 International Opera Awards Male Singer of the Year, Stuart Skelton is one of the finest heldentenors on the stage today, critically acclaimed for his outstanding musicianship, tonal beauty and intensely dramatic portrayals.
Stuart was born in Sydney. He won the McDonalds Aria Competition, which led him to study singing at the University of Cincinnati and on the Merola Opera Program at San Francisco Opera. He now appears for the major opera companies worldwide, including the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Seattle Opera, La Scala, Milan, Paris Opéra, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Bavarian State Opera and at the Baden-Baden Festspielhaus. He is especially renowned for his interpretation of dramatic and Heldentenor roles, including Florestan (Fidelio), Lohengrin, Siegmund, Tristan (Tristan und Isolde), Parsifal, Gherman (The Queen of Spades), Laca Klemen (Jenufa), Boris (Kát’a Kabanová) and Peter Grimes.
Stuart was supported in his early career by the Wagner Society in NSW. He is visiting Sydney for SSO concert performances of Peter Grimes, with Nicole Car and conductor David Robertson on 25 and 27 July.