English baritone Stephen Gadd made his Royal Opera debut in the 2009/10 Season as Melot (Tristan und Isolde). In the 2018/19 Season he sings Pietro Fléville (Andrea Chénier) with the Company.
Gadd was a Choral Scholar at St John’s College, Cambridge, and studied singing at the Royal Northern College of Music. He was a finalist in the inaugural Plácido Domingo Operalia competition. He sings regularly with Britain’s leading opera companies, appearances including Mr Redburn (Billy Budd) for Glyndebourne Festival and on tour (including to Brooklyn Academy in New York), Peter (Hansel and Gretel) and Giorgio Germont (La traviata) for Opera North, Balstrode (Peter Grimes), Jack Rance (La fanciulla del West), Yeletsky (The Queen of Spades) and Kurwenal (Tristan und Isolde) for Grange Park Opera, Enrico Ashton (Lucia di Lammermoor) and Macbeth for Buxton Festival, Michele (Il tabarro), Music Master (Ariadne auf Naxos) and Count di Luna (Il trovatore) for Opera Holland Park and Minsk Man (Flight), Guglielmo (Le Villi) and Giorgio Germont for Scottish Opera. His international appearances include Marcello (La bohème) and Tonio (Pagliacci) for Finnish National Opera, Enrico Ashton, Riccardo (I puritani), Don Giovanni and Yeletsky for Angers-Nantes Opéra, Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro) for Tokyo’s Bunka Kaikan Theatre, Paolo (Die Gezeichneten) for Salzburg Festival and Melot for Dallas Opera.
Gadd has sung in concert with most of the UK’s major orchestras, and with orchestras including the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Radio Filharmonisch Orkest (Netherlands) and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. His large discography includes Mahler’s Symphony no.8 with the Philharmonia under Maazel and Das Lied von der Erde with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra under Jonathan Nott.