David Stout


David Stout has rapidly established himself as one of the UK's most versatile baritones. His repertoire ranges widely, encompassing early music with period instruments, Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, Britten, the bel canto repertoire and contemporary and twentieth-century works. He has earned a formidable reputation for his stage charisma, refined acting and presence on stage, as well as for being a great colleague whom other singers, conductors and directors and keen to work with again and again.

In the 2019-20 season Stout returns to Scottish Opera to make his role debut as Henry Kissinger Nixon in China (Scottish Opera). He also returns to Welsh National Opera (Harasta The Cunning Little Vixen) and Grange Park Opera (Barnaba La Gioconda).

Engagements in the 2018-19 season included Napoleon in Prokofiev's War and Peace (Welsh National Opera); Frank in Puccini's Edgar (Scottish Opera); Dulcamara L'elisir d'amore (Theater St Gallen); Roucher Andrea Chénier (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden) and Sancho Panca Don Quichotte (Bregenzer Festspiele).

Recent highlights include a critically acclaimed Posa Don Carlo (Grange Park Opera); title role Figaro Gets a Divorce and Leporello Don Giovanni (Grand Théâtre de Genève); Donner Das Rheingold (with Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé); Marcello La bohème (Scottish Opera); Leporello Don Giovanni, Gratiano The Merchant of Venice, title roles Le nozze di Figaro and Figaro Gets A Divorce (Welsh National Opera); title role Le nozze di Figaro and Fritz Kothner Die Meistersinger (both English National Opera); Sandoval Le Duc d'Albe, Paolo Simon Boccanegra and the title role of Falstaff (all with Sir Mark Elder and the Hallé); an acclaimed Sancho Pança Don Quichotte (Grange Park Opera); Bach St John Passion with the Aurora Orchestra at King's Place; and Aeneas Dido and Aeneas with the English Concert at the Bristol Old Vic. Other operatic appearances include Axel Oxenstierna in Foroni's Cristina, regina di Svezia and The Dark Fiddler A Village Romeo and Juliet (Wexford Festival); Monterone Rigoletto, Schaunard La bohème, Zaretski Eugene Onegin and Pish Tush Mikado (English National Opera); Papageno Die Zauberflöte, Dr. Falke Die Fledermaus, Ping Turandot, Le Dancaïre Carmen, Harašta The Cunning Little Vixen and Buddha Wagner Dream (Welsh National Opera); Angelotti Tosca, Roucher Andrea Chenier, Gratiano The Merchant of Venice, Nikita Das Portrait and Mick Playing Away (Bregenzer Festspiele); Robin Oakapple Ruddigore (Opera North); Baron Douphol La traviata (Royal Opera House); Don Juan From the House of the Dead (Teatro Massimo di Palermo); Hercule Alceste (Chelsea Opera Group); and Alifo Cavalleria Rusticana (Endellion Festival).

Stout's extensive concert repertoire includes Verdi Requiem with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall; Handel Messiah and Brahms Requiem with the Hallé Orchestra; Bach St John Passion with Polyphony at St John's Smith Square, and Mozart Requiem with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, as well as Haydn Nelson Mass, Polyphemus Acis and Galatea, Beethoven Missa Solemnis, Orff Carmina Burana, Tippett A Child of Our Time, Vaughan Williams A Sea Symphony, Walton Belshazzar's Feast, Rossini Stabat Mater, Elgar The Dream of Gerontius, Mendelssohn Elijah and Britten War Requiem. Recent recordings include Sullivan The Beauty Stone, Haydn Creation, Mahler Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen and Wolf Eichendorff Lieder.

Last updated - May 2020

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