Budapest Festival Orchestra

Stuart Patterson

His recent and upcoming engagements include at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, first Schmidt in Werther (available on CD) conducted by Antonio Pappano and Remandado in Carmen conducted by Daniel Oren, singing alongside Roberto Alagna and Anna-Caterina Antonacci, Herodes in Salome conducted by Shao-chia Lü in Taiwan, Mime (Siegfried) in Lübeck, Flute in A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Britten at Grand Théâtre de Genève, Lacouf in les Mamelles de Tirésias at Lausanne Opera.

Born in Perth, Scotland, Stuart Patterson studied singing in Glasgow, London, Florence and Paris. He beginns as a lyric tenor and sings in France and Italy such parts as Don Ottavio, Ferrando, Basilio, Curzio, Ulisse, Ramiro, Pâris, Vincent in Mireille by Gounod... In 2000 he beginns to specialize in character roles such as Sellem in The Rake’s Progress and Vater Mignon in Die Teufel von Loudun at Teatro Regio Torino, Blind in Die Fledermaus and Incredibile in Andrea Chénier at Grand Théâtre de Genève; Rossini’s L’Occasione fa il ladro (Eusebio), Il signor Bruschino (Bruschino Figlio) and Scala di seta (Dormont) at Opéra Comique, Cole Porter’s Kiss me Kate (Gangster) in Palermo, Nozze di Figaro (Basilio/Curzio), Gianni Schicchi (Gherardo), Falstaff (Cajus), Grande Duchesse de Gérolstein (Puck), Zauberflöte (Monostatos), Schostakovitch’s The Nose and Ravel’s L’Enfant et les Sortilèges all at the Opéra de Lausanne, Snout in A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Lyon, Sancho Pança in the Man of La Mancha in Bregenz, Flute in A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Bern, the Dance Master in Manon Lescaut in Lyon, Goro in Madama Butterfly at the Staatsoper, Berlin, Mime in Siegfried at Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City then in Lübeck. This last production is available on DVD.

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