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David Stout



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 has since 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.

Engagements include Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro), Fritz Kothner (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), Monterone (Rigoletto), Schaunard (La bohème), Zaretsky (Eugene Onegin) and Pish Tush (The Mikado) for English National Opera, Don Pasquale for Longborough Festival, Sancho Panza (Don Quichotte) for Grange Park Opera, Axel Oxenstierna (Cristina, regina di Svezia) and the Dark Fiddler (A Village Romeo and Juliet) for Wexford Festival, Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), Dr Falke (Die Fledermaus), Ping (Turandot), Le Dancaïre (Carmen), Harašta (The Cunning Little Vixen), Buddha (Wagner Dream) and Figaro (Figaro Gets a Divorce) for WNO and Angelotti (Tosca), Roucher (Andrea Chénier), Gratiano (The Merchant of Venice) and Nikita (Das Portrait) for the Bregenz Festival.

Concert work includes extracts from Paolo Albiani (Simon Boccanegra) and the title role of Falstaff 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 Orchestra and Mozart’s Requiem with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. His recordings include The Creation, Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, the Eichendorff Lieder and Sullivan’s The Beauty Stone.