Stuart Pendred

  • Tristan und Isolde – Melot
  • Die Meistersinger – Night Watchman

Stuart Pendred originally trained as an actor and enjoyed a career in theatre, television, musicals, film, radio and voice-over before making his operatic debut in 2011 after re-training with Janice Chapman, Phillip Thomas and former Royal Opera House Head of Music David Syrus.

Stuart has been supported by the Wagner Society; The Mastersingers – The Sir Reginald Goodall Scholarship; Grange Park Opera, Roger Lee and was also the first recipient of The Carole Rees Award for Advanced Musical Studies from The Mastersingers. Stuart has worked in master classes with Sir John Tomlinson, Petra Lang, Dame Anne Evans and Dame Josephine Barstow.

Principal roles include Scarpia (Tosca) and Zuniga (Carmen) for Oxford Opera Company, Kurwenal (Tristan und Isolde), Biterolf (Tannhäuser) and Hagen (Der Ring des Nibelungen) for Longborough Festival Opera, Talbot (Maria Stuarda) for Opera Up Close, Scarpia (Tosca) and Pizzaro (Fidelio) for OperaHerts.  He has sung the title role in Sweeney Todd for VivoD’Arte; Amfortas (Parsifal) for Elemental Opera and his house debut: Dr Schön/Jack the Ripper – cover – (Lulu) for English National Opera.  Also Baron Dauphol (La Traviata) directed by Dr. Jonathan Miller, Dutchman – cover – (Der Fliegende Holländer), Montano (Otello) and Sciarrone (Tosca) all for Dorset Opera Festival, Hunding (Die Walküre) for Berwick Festival Opera, Marullo (Rigoletto) for Grange Park Opera and Escamillo (Carmen) for Impact Opera.  Previous engagements with Saffron Opera Group include Nightwatchman (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg) and Alberich – cover – (Götterdämmerung).

Concert performances include Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem and Solemn Vespers, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, Charpentier’s Messe de Minuit, Monteverdi’s Beatus Vir and Pergolesi’s Magnificat.

Forthcoming engagements include Alberich (Das Rheingold) for Edinburgh Players Opera Group, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle with John Lubbock OBE and the Orchestra of St. John’s Abingdon, Benoit/Alcindoro (La Bohème) for Oxford Opera Company and Count Almaviva (La Nozze di Figaro) for Heritage Opera.

Stuart is the Founder and Artistic Director of Oxford Opera Company –  www.oxfordopera.uk