1 April 2012 at 9.43pm | Comment on this article
In the week that he completed the run of new opera Miss Fortune, Noah Stewart has seen Fate smile upon the release of his debut album, Noah. The official UK chart for classical music has been running for 25 years, but the Harlem tenor is the first black artist to reach the top slot.
The Juilliard-trained singer, who has spoken about the lack of black, male role models in the world of opera, described his chart success as "an honour and privilege".
Watch a recent interview we did with Noah about his appearance in Judith Weir's Miss Fortune.