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David Stout

Baritone

Biography

David Stout in action.
David Stout as Selby de Selby in The Virtues of Things, The Royal Opera © 2015 ROH. Photograph by Stephen Cummiskey

British baritone David Stout made his Royal Opera debut in 2009 as Flemish Deputy (Don Carlo) and returned to sing Baron Douphol (La traviata) and Selby de Selby (The Virtues of Things, world premiere). Other performances at the Royal Opera House include Gratiano (The Merchant of Venice) for Welsh National Opera. In the 2018/19 Season he sings Roucher (Andrea Chénier).

Stout’s other engagements include Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro) and Fritz Kothner (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg) for English National Opera, Leporello (Don Giovanni) and Figaro (Figaro Gets a Divorce) for Grand Théâtre de Genève, Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro), Leporello, Dr Falke (Die Fledermaus), Harašta (The Cunning Little Vixen), Buddha (Wagner Dream) and Dolokhov/Napoleon (War and Peace) for Welsh National Opera, Marcello (La bohème) and Frank (Edgar) for Scottish Opera, Dulcamara (L’elisir d’amore) in St Gallen, Posa (Don Carlos) for Grange Park Opera, Don Pasquale for Longborough Festival, Sancho Pança (Don Quichotte), Roucher, Angelotti (Tosca) and Nikita (Das Portrait) for Bregenz Festival, and Count Douglas (Guglielmo Ratcliff), Axel Oxenstierna (Cristina, regina di Svezia) and Dark Fiddler (A Village Romeo and Juliet) for Wexford Festival.

Stout’s concert work includes the Dark Fiddler at Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Donner (Das Rheingold) with Mark Elder and the Hallé Orchestra, Aeneas (Dido and Aeneas) with The English Concert, Bach’s St John Passion with the Aurora Orchestra at King’s Place, Verdi’s Requiem with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall, Handel’s Messiah and Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem with the Hallé, The Dream of Gerontius in Katowice and Mozart’s Requiem with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. His recordings include Haydn’s Creation, Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, Wolf’s Eichendorff Lieder, Rochester in Joubert’s Jane Eyre and Sullivan’s The Beauty Stone.

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