Noah Stewart: By the end of his senior year at Juilliard, Noah Stewart was already receiving attention from the professional classical community and was Featured in the book Spirit of Harlem by Craig Marberry and Michael Cunningham . He was unable to attend his own graduation for the opportunity to perform the title role in Acis and Galatea on tour with The Bach Society of Columbia in Germany. Upon his return to the United States, Stewart was accepted into the San Francisco Opera’s prestigious Merola Program, where he was given his first taste of modern opera as The Wizard in Conrad Susa’s Transformations. He reprised the role at The Wexford Music Festival that same year. He was subsequently invited to become a San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow, and numerous important debuts soon followed including T. Morris Chester in the world premiere of Philip Glass’ Appomattox, Malcolm and Macduff in Macbeth, stepping into the main-stage role with only 15 minutes notice. After graduating from the Adler Fellowship, Stewart made his next modern opera debut as The Prince in the first fully staged production of John Adams’ A Flowering Tree with Chicago Opera Theater.
In 2008, Opera News gave Noah Stewart rave reviews for his debuts in Philip Glass and John Adams’ productions. Stewart has also been awarded numerous prizes in The Palm Beach Opera, Leontyne Price, George London, Licia Albanese, Opera Index Competitions, and just recently first place in The Mario Lanza Competition for Tenors. He has been noted for the uniquely baritonal timbre of his ringing and sweet tenor instrument, as well as his innate musicality and commanding acting ability. Recent Engagements include Rodolfo in Puccini’s La Boheme with Michigan Opera Theater and Wexford Festival Opera, along with Augustus Gloop in the european premiere of The Golden Ticket written by Peter Ash with librettist Donald Sturrock. Stewart also Reprised his role as The Prince in John Adams’ A Flowering Tree in Lisbon with The Gulbankian Symphony, as well as performed Luigi in Puccini’s Il Tabarro at the Castleton Music Festival under the baton of Maestro Lorin Maazel, his role dubut of Cavaradossi in Puccini’s Tosca with Michigan Opera Theater, The Prince in John Adams’ A Flowering Tree with The Gulbankian Symphony in Paris, Rodolfo in La boheme with Opera Carolina, Narraboth in Salome with Arizona Opera, Ismaele in Nabucco with Michigan Opera Theater, Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas with The Yard Arts Festival, Tonio in the World Premiere of Louis Gioia’s I Tre Compagni with Encompass Opera, Mozart’s Requiem at Carnegie Hall under the baton of John Rutter and Don Jose in La Tragédie de Carmen with Chicago Opera Theater. Since joining The Metropolitan Opera roster in the fall of 2008 to cover Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Stewart’s roles also included Azael in L’Enfant Prodigue with Metro Chamber Orchestra, Manrico in Il Trovatore with Festival Opera and Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana with The One World Symphony. Upcoming performances include his role debut of Don Jose in Carmen with Opera Africa, The Prince in John Adams’ A Flowering Tree with Cincinnati Opera and creating the role of Hassan in Judith Weir’s Achterbahn which will mark his forth world premiere by a modern composer at The Bregenzer Festspiel, A role he will further perform in his upcoming Covent Garden debut in 2012.