The English tenor, Stuart Jackson, was a choral scholar at Christ Church, Oxford, studying Biological Sciences, before completing his training at the Royal Academy of Music in 2013 where he studied with Ryland Davies. In 2011, aged 25 and the youngest finalist, he won second prize at the Wigmore Hall International Song Competition and as a keen recitalist, has appeared at Wigmore Hall, Kings Place and St John’s Smith Square, London and at Oxford's Holywell Room. Stuart is a Samling scholar, and a current recipient of the Sybil Tutton Award administered by the Musicians Benevolent Fund. He is a Classical Opera Associate Artist.
For Royal Academy Opera Stuart Jackson sang Bénédict in Berlioz' Béatrice et Bénédict, First Armed Man in W.A. Mozart's Die Zauberflöte and Count Errico in Haydn's La Vera Costanza, He was a Jerwood Young Artist at Glyndebourne Festival Opera in 2013, singing in a new chamber opera based on Benjamin Britten's Canticles, conducted by Vladimir Jurowski, as well as Officer in Ariadne auf Naxos. During the 2013-2014 season, he joined the Stuttgart Opera Studio and performed the title role in Gluck's Orphée et Eurydice, Don Ottavio in W.A. Mozart's Don Giovanni, Gastone in La Traviata, Abdallo in Nabucco and Second Priest in Die Zauberflöte.
Plans this season (2014-2015) and beyond include J.S. Bach's St John Passion (BWV 245) (Evangelist) with Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Stephen Layton; Messiah with the Gabrieli Consort and Paul McCreesh; Osroa in Johann Christian Bach's Adriano in Siria with The Classical Opera Company and Ian Page; Purcell's Dido and Aeneas with Trevor Pinnock at Wigmore Hall; Purcell's The Fairy Queen with the RIAS-Kammerchor, Berlin and Rinaldo Alessandrini; Jonathan in George Frideric Handel's Saul for Glyndebourne on Tour and Laurence Cummings; covering the role of Don Ramiro in Rossini's La Cenerentola for Scottish Opera; W.A. Mozart's Mass in C Minor with the Royal Northern Sinfonia; Bruckner's Te Deum with Oper Stuttgart and Sylvain Cambreling and J.S. Bach's St Matthew Passion (BWV 244) (arias) for Saffron Walden Choral Society. Future plans also include a return to Wigmore Hall for a recital with James Bailleau.
Stuart Jackson has sung G.F. Handel's L’allegro, il Penseroso ed it Moderato at the London Handel Festival; Antonio Vivaldi's Dixit Dominus with Academy of Ancient Music and Richard Egarr on tour to Edinburgh, Paris and Amsterdam; Haydn's The Creation with the Ulster Orchestra and Jean-Luc Tingaud; G.F. Handel's Israel in Egypt with the Huddersfield Choral Society and Jane Glover; J.S. Bach's St John Passion (BWV 245) (arias) with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Stephen Layton, has appeared with Trevor Pinnock, given a number of concerts under the direction of Laurence Cummings and appeared with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment singing J.S. Bach with Stephen Layton and John Butt, following which Michael Church wrote in The Independent: “...Stuart Jackson was the big discovery. ... the ethereal sweetness of his tone plus his accomplished artistry surely mark him out for a brilliant future.”