Lauded for his distinctive timbre, magnetic stage presence and movie star good looks, Noah has become one of operas most sought after international performers. He is especially recognized for his portrayals in the romantic Italian & French repertory and is a frequent guest artist with major opera companies and concert halls around the world.
Noah Stewart’s musical development started in Harlem, where he studied classical music at The Harlem School of the Arts. At age 12, his choir teacher encouraged him to pursue a music career. He began doing voice-overs for Sesame Street and television school specials and won first place in the New England Music Competition in Boston.
Since Training at The Juilliard School, Noah Stewart’s debut album for DECCA became a major success in the United Kingdom, topping the classical charts for 7 weeks. In Spring 2012, he made a critically-lauded debut at Covent Garden as Hassan in Judith Wier’s Miss Fortune, a role he premiered at the Bregenzer Festspiele in the summer of 2011.
Further North American engagements include: Rodolfo and Don José at Opera Columbus and Nashville Opera, The title role of Faust at Atlanta Opera, Rodolfo at Florentine Opera and New Orleans Opera, the Prince (A Flowering Tree) at Chicago Opera Theater as well at the Gulbenkian in Lisbon; Cavaradossi, Ismaele, Nadir, Rodolfo and Pinkerton for Michigan Opera Theater; Luigi (Il Trittico) for the Castleton Festival; Rodolfo and Cavaradossi with New Orleans and Florentine Opera and with the Orlando Philharmonic; Narraboth at the Arizona Opera and Radames at the Glimmerglass Festival.
Outside the United States, he has sung Don Jose at Scottish Opera, Osaka at Opera Holland Park as well as Don Pedro Alvarado in Peter Sellars’ acclaimed production of Purcell Indian Queen, which premiered at the Bolshoi Opera, Teatro Real Madrid and Opera Perm.
Notable orchestral appearances include the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (UK), Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philhamonic Orchestra, Manchester Philharmonic, Gulbenkian Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, John Wilson Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, Berkeley Symphony & San Francisco Chorale. Noah has performed on three BBC Proms concerts’ as well as being named a BBC Music Ambassador and made his broadcasting debut at The Cardiff Singer of the World on the BBC.
Recent engagements include: making his Scandinavian debut at Göteborg Opera debut as Don José in David McVicar’s acclaimed production of Carmen in Sweden, returning as guest soloist with The Hallé Orchestra, debuting his third solo UK tour entitled, “In Love Again, featuring songs of Hollywood stage and screen & hand picked classical favorites, guest artist on BBC Radio 2’s I Feel Love concert and returning as guest soloist on Friday Night Is Music Night, The world’s longest running live orchestral music program, with The BBC Concert Orchestra.
Noah’s future engagements include returning performing The National Anthem for the NFL’s opening game at Wembley Stadium in London, making his debuts with the RTÉ Orchestra (opera arias and scenes), as well as his Syracuse Opera as Don José in Bizet’s Carmen, returning as guest artist with The CBSO for an opera gala, returning to Michigan Opera Theatre in Puccini’s Tosca and making his role debut of Tamino in Florentine Opera’s production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute.
– Stewart attended Fiorello LaGuardia High School, where he performed his first opera (La Costanza in amor vince l’inganno) at 15 years of age.
-He was recommended by his mentor, the great soprano Leontyne Price, to attend The Juilliard School, where he was awarded a full scholarship.
– Stewart was accepted into the San Francisco Opera’s prestigious Merola Program and soon after invited to become an Adler Fellow.
– Stewart has been awarded numerous prizes in The Palm Beach Opera, Leontyne Price, George London, Licia Albanese, and Opera Index Competitions. Most recently, he was awarded First Prize in The Mario Lanza Competition for Tenors
– Noah joined the Metropolitan Opera roster in the fall of 2008.
– Noah performed the role Luigi (Il Trittico) for the Castleton Festival under the baton of Maestro Lorin Maazel.
-In Spring 2012, he made a critically lauded debut at Covent Garden as Hassan in Judith Wier’s Miss Fortune.
-Noah’s debut album for DECCA became a major success in the United Kingdom, topping the classical charts for 7 weeks.-
-Noah completes his first solo tour of the UK.
– -Noah appears on iconic radio program, Desert Island Discs on the BBC.
-Noah has appeared with International orchestras such as The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, The Boston Symphony & The Gulbenkian Orchestra.
– Noah made his BBC Proms debut in 2012 in Belfast, returning in 2014, in Glasgow, to rave reviews.
– In 2015, Noah returned to The Royal Opera House in the role of Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini.
– Noah plays to sell out audiences on his third solo tour of the UK, Entitiled “So in Love”.
– Noah is made a BBC Music Ambassador.
– Noah makes his commentating debut at the Cardiff Singer of The World Competition on The BBC.
– Noah featured in L’Uomo Vogue
– Noah interviewed by celebrated journalist, Christiane Amanpour for CNN international.
– Noah returns to the final night of The Proms at the Titanic Slipways in Belfast, Ireland.