David Stout: Baritone

David Stout has rapidly established himself as one of the UK’s most versatile baritones, with a formidable reputation not only for his vocal prowess, but also for his refined acting and charismatic stage presence.

In the 2021-22 season he sings Stárek: Jenufa (Royal Opera House Covent Garden), Figaro: Figaro Gets a Divorce (Theatre Magdeburg), Sancho Pança: Don Quichotte (Staatstheater Darmstadt) and Barnaba: La Giocada (Grange Park Opera). He also performs Mozart’s Requiem with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in St Paul’s Cathedral and Bach’s St John Passion with Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra. Future engagements include Baron Jaroslav Prus: The Makropulos Affair for Welsh National Opera and Bluebeard: Bluebeard’s Castle with Fifth Door Ensemble at Opera Holland Park.

Recent highlights include his role debuts as Ford: Falstaff (Grange Park Opera) and Henry Kissinger: Nixon in China (Scottish Opera), Bartolo: Il barbiere di Siviglia (Den Norske Opera), Harašta: The Cunning Little Vixen and Figaro: Le nozze di Figaro and Figaro Gets a Divorce (Welsh National Opera), Figaro: Figaro Gets a Divorce and Leporello: Don Giovanni (Grand Théâtre de Genève), Sancho Pança: Don Quichotte (Bregenzer Festspiele) and Dulcamara: L’elisir d’amore (Theatre St Gallen) and Bluebeard: Bluebeard’s Castle with the English Symphony Orchestra.

Other operatic appearacnes include Posa: Don Carlo and Sancho Pança: Don Quichotte (Grange Park Opera), Figaro: Le nozze di Figaro, Fritz Kothner: The Mastersingers of Nuremberg, Monterone: Rigoletto, Schaunard: La bohème, Zarestky: Eugene Onegin and Pish-Tush: The Mikado (English National Opera), Marcello: La bohème and Frank in Puccini’s Edgar (Scottish Opera), Napoleon in Prokofiev’s War and Peace, Gratiano: The Merchant of Venice, Papageno: Die Zauberflöte, Leporello: Don Giovanni, Dr Falke: Die Fledermaus, Ping: Turandot, Le Dancaïre: Carmen and Buddha: Wagner Dream (Welsh National Opera), Angelotti: Tosca, Roucher: Andrea Chénier, Gratiano: The Merchant of Venice, Nikita: Das Portrait and Mick: Playing Away (Bregenzer Festspiele), Robin Oakapple: Ruddigore (Opera North), Roucher: Andrea Chénier and Baron Douphol: La traviata (Royal Opera House), Don Juan: From the House of the Dead (Teatro Massimo di Palermo), Hercule: Alceste (Chelsea Opera Group), Axel Oxenstierna in Foroni’s Cristina, regina di Svezia and The Dark Fiddler: A Village Romeo and Juliet (Wexford Festival), Alfio: Cavalleria Rusticana, Donner: Das Rheingold, Sandoval: Le Duc d’Albe, Paolo: Simon Boccanegra and title role Falstaff (all with Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé) and Aeneas: Dido and Aeneas with the English Concert at the Bristol Old Vic.

Stout’s extesnvie concert repertoire includes Verdi Requiem with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall, Handel Messiah and Brahms Requiem with the Hallé, Bach St John Passion with Polyphony at St John’s Smith Square, Bach St John Passion with the Aurora Orchestra at King’s Place and Mozart Requiem with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; as well as Haydn Nelson Mass, Polyphemus Acis and Galatea, Beethoven Missa Solemnis, Orf Carmina Burana, Tippett A Child of Our Time, Vaughan Williams A Sea Symphony, Walton Belshazzar’s Feast, Rossini Stabat Mater, Elgar The Dream of Gerontius, Mendelssohn Elijah and Britten War Requiem.

His recent recordings include Sullivan’s The Beaty Stone with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Donner: Das Rheingold with Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé, Sandoval in Donizetti’s Le Duc d’Albe and Bussy in Leoncavallo’s Zazà for Opera Rara and Wolf’s Eichendorff Lieder.

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Opera Caledonia engagements: “Behind the Curtain”.