Noah’s Biography

A Brief History

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 and earned him two Classic Brit Award nominations .  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 (La Boheme) and Don José (Carmen) at Nashville Opera & Opera Columbus, The title role of Faust at Atlanta Opera, Tamino & Rodolfo at Florentine 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 Cavaradossi in Puccini’s Tosca at Ries Opera, 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, Opera Perm & English National Opera (DVD release by SONY/ ECHO Classic Award Winner)

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: Samson in Saints -Saëns’s, ‘Samson et Dalila’ at Festival International Clásico de Mérida, tenor soloist in Tippett’s, A Child Of Our Time’ at The Brighton Festival in England, Hoffmann (Tales of Hoffmann) at Nashville Opera (role debut), Greenhorn (role debut) in Moby Dick by Jake Heggie at Opera San José, Cavaradossi (Tosca) at Opera Birmingham, 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 and debuting his third solo UK tour entitled, “In Love Again, featuring songs of Hollywood stage and screen as well as hand picked classical favorites.

Noah’s future engagements include Don José in Bizet’s Carmen with Orchestra of St. Luke’s (English translation) with Master Voices at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Tenor soloist in Paul Moravec’s Sanctuary Road with The Oakland Symphony & Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra and Guest Artist at “Prinsengrachtconcert”, an open air concert in Amsterdam, featuring operatic arias, duets & songs with orchestra.

Highlights & Awards

A List of Career Highlights

– 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.