We’re stretching our boundaries to include some not-to-be-missed concerts around Australia – but sadly, not in Sydney – that feature one of Sydney’s favourite sons, tenor Stuart Skelton.
Skelton performs with the eminent soprano Nina Stemme in highlights from Tristan und Isolde with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Marko Letonja at the Federation Concert Hall on November 19, 2016.
Skelton recently had outstanding success as Tristan, singing opposite Nina Stemme as Isolde in the opening season of the 2016-17 Metropolitan Opera’s season in New York. It was the first time since 1937 that this opera opened a season at the Met. Skelton was the first Australian singer to have the honour of opening The Met’s season in a title role since Dame Joan Sutherland. The production was conducted by Sir Simon Rattle and Asher Fisch.
Skelton then joins the West Australia Symphony Orchestra conducted by Asher Fisch on 25 and 26 November to perform a selection of Wagner arias.
On 1 and 3 December 2016, he returns to Melbourne’s Hamer Hall to perform excerpts from Act II of Wagner’s final work Parsifal with mezzo-soprano Michelle de Young, conductor Simone Young and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
It’s part of a busy year for Skelton which includes singing in Lohengrin at the Opera Bastille in Paris, Jenufa at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Peter Grimes in Bergen and appearances in Bilbao and Cincinatti.