David Stout baritone
A former Head Chorister of Westminster Abbey, David Stout studied Zoology at Durham University, sang with the choir of St John’s College, Cambridge University and studied Opera at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Rudolf Piernay, where he was recipient of the Principal’s Prize.
His operatic roles include Papageno Die Zauberflöte, Konrad Nachtigall Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Le Dancaïre Carmen and Schaunard La Bohème for Welsh National Opera, Schaunard La Bohème for English National Opera, Angelotti Tosca, Nikita Das Portrait and Mick Playing Away for the Bregenz Festival, Flemish Deputy Don Carlos for the Royal Opera House, Don Juan From the House of the Dead for Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Papageno The Magic Flute and Harašta The Cunning Little Vixen for Grange Park Opera, Marcello La Bohème for Mid-Wales Opera, Marullo Rigoletto for Opera Holland Park, Alfio Cavalleria Rusticana at the St Endellion Festival, Aeneas Dido and Aeneas, Pluto Orfeo for English Touring Opera, Pietro Simon Boccanegra and Hercule Alceste for Chelsea Opera Group.
Mr Stout has an extensive concert repertoire including recordings from the NMC Songbook, The Creation with New College, Oxford, Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen with Orchestra of the Swan and Patrick Hawes’ Fair Albion. He has performed Beethoven's 9th Symphony with Sir Colin Davis, The Messiah and Brahms' Requiem with The Hallé Orchestra, A Sea Symphony with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, St John Passion with Polyphony at St John’s Smith Square, Belshazzar’s Feast at St David’s Hall, Szymanowski Stabat Mater with the Derby Bach Choir, Ich habe genug at King’s Place, Christus St Matthew Passion for the St Endellion Festival, as well as Mendelssohn songs with Iain Burnside for BBC Radio 3, Wolf's Eichendorff Lieder at the Oxford Lieder Festival, Copland’s Ten Old American Songs and Il Maestro di cappella with the Haffner Orchestra.
Futher oratorio repertoire includes Bach's St John and St Matthew Passion (both Salisbury Cathedral), B Minor Mass and Haydn's Nelson Mass (OSJ), Polyphemus Acis and Galatea, Mozart's Requiem (OAE), Beethoven's Missa Solemnis (Gloucester Cathedral), Verdi's Requiem and A Child of Our Time (King’s College, Cambridge), Elijah, Rossini's Stabat Mater, Carmina Burana (Snape Maltings), Verdi's Requiem (Hereford Cathedral), The Dream of Gerontius, Belshazzar’s Feast (St David’s Hall) and Britten's War Requiem.
Season plans include The London Song Festival, St John Passion for the St Endellion Festival, Verdi's Requiem in Cranbrook, Puccini's Messa di Gloria for Ware Choral Society, The Kingdom with Nottingham Bach Choir, Dr Falke Die Fledermaus and Ping Turandot for Welsh National Opera, Roucher Andrea Chénier for the Bregenz Festival and Baron Douphol La Traviata for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.