FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS: Stuart Skelton sings Wagner | Highlights
Highlights from our 2017 concert, ‘Stuart Skelton sings Wagner’ at St Paul’s Church Knightsbridge, London. Wednesday 13 September 2017
SUPPORTED BY TAIT AWARDEES at ST PAUL’S KNIGHTSBRIDGE
WEDNESDAY 13 SEPTEMBER 2017
The Tait Trust was delighted to present Australian tenor, Grammy nominee and 2014 International Opera Awards Male Singer of the Year, Stuart Skelton at a gala concert to celebrate our 25th Anniversary at St Paul’s Church Knightsbridge, on Wednesday the 13th September at 7pm.
Stuart is arguably the world’s leading Wagnerian Heldentenor, he is critically acclaimed for outstanding musicianship, tonal beauty and for his intensely dramatic portrayals. He has sung Tristan at the Baden-Baden Festival, English National Opera and most recently opened the 2017/18 season at the Metropolitan Opera, New York singing this iconic role.
Stuart made his long-awaited Royal Opera House debut singing Siegmund in Wagner‟s, Die Walküre in the 2018/19 season.
The concert was presented by Richard Wagner’s great-great grandson, Antoine Wagner, and accompanied by Richard Peirson.
Catherine Carby, Jayson Gillham, Liane Keegan, Valda Wilson, Samantha Crawford & Katrina Sheppeard are some of our talented awardees who will appear as supporting artists.
The ultimate goal of the concert is to raise a substantial sum which will be added to our Endowment Fund which will fund future awards and scholarships for young Australasian performing artists.
Catherine Carby, mezzo-soprano
Deborah Humble, mezzo-soprano
Jessica Cottis, conductor
Jayson Gillham, piano
Liane Keegan, dramatic contralto
Samantha Crawford, soprano
Kirstin Sharpin, soprano
Katrina Sheppeard, soprano
Ashlyn Tymms, mezzo-soprano
Valda Wilson, soprano
Eleanor Greenwood, mezzo-soprano
Vivien Conacher, mezzo-soprano
“…Skelton has few rivals for the Tristan crown and boasts darker,
more interesting vocal colours than a typical Heldentenor.”
John Allison, Opera Magazine August 2016
This concert was proudly sponsored by:
The Tait Trust,
Friends of the Tait Trust
and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia