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Noah Stewart is first black artist to reach No1 on UK classical album chart

American tenor appeared recently at Royal Opera House.

By Ellen West (Head of Online Content)

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”.

Next month, Noah will be on tour around the UK, with performances in Gateshead, Birmingham, Milton Keynes, London and Manchester. He will also be interviewed on BBC Breakfast tomorrow morning.

Watch a recent interview we did with Noah about his appearance in Judith Weir’s Miss Fortune.

httpv://youtu.be/yGAoeZvNPgk

By Ellen West (Head of Online Content)

1 April 2012 at 9.43pm

This article has been categorised Opera and tagged album, black, chart, classical, Judith Weir, Miss Fortune, no 1, Noah Stewart, Production

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