'Stuart Orme showed an impressive range of vocal colour and acted well.’
Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte; Seen and Heard International – Robert J Farr (15th March 2016)
‘Stuart Orme (Guglielmo) is a very personable and warm-toned baritone.’
Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte; Manchester Theatre Awards – Robert Beale (9th March 2016)
'Stuart Orme, Baritone was impressively persuasive in ‘Thus saith the Lord’ and ‘For behold. Behold, I tell you a mystery’ and ‘The trumpet shall sound’ demonstrated an commanding excellence of his art.'
Handel's Messiah; Harrogate Choral Society - Adrian Selway (9th November 2017)
'The baritone soloist Stuart Orme was in fine voice and his Libera Me was splendidly performed with his warm mellow tone'
'Stuart Orme gave a thoughtful and moving rendition particularly in the Lacrymosa - Do not stand at my grave and weep.'
Goodall's Eternal Light
'One of the highlights of the evening was the Litany - Belief. Stuart Orme really did excel with superb tonal quality and diction.'
Goodall's Eternal Light;
Ilkely Gazette - Claire Lomax (24th March 2017)
Stuart is a Samling Artist from Bewdley in Worcestershire. His studies took place in Manchester at the Royal Northern College of Music where he obtained in Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees. He now lives London after living in Manchester for eight years.
Roles on stage include Sharpless Madama Butterfly (Opera Loki), Gregorio Romeo et Juliette (Grange Park Opera), Sicario Macbeth (Buxton Festival), Eldest Son Judith Weir’s The Vanishing Bridegroom (British Youth Opera), Barrister Stephen Crowe’s Lady Chatterley’s Trial, Luther and Crespel Tales of Hoffmann (Opera Mio), Guglielmo Cosi Fan Tutte (RNCM), Papageno Die Zauberflote (RNCM), Harry Easter Street Scene (RNCM), Barabashkin Paradise Moscow (RNCM), Figaro The Marriage of Figaro (Heritage Opera), Schaunard La Boheme (Heritage Opera), Sciarrone Tosca (Mananan Opera Festival), and Aeneas Dido and Aeneas (Eboracum Baroque). Chorus commitments and covers roles have included I Capuletti e I Montecchi (Buxton Festival inc Lorenzo cover), Leonore (Buxton Festival), Tamerlano (Buxton Festival inc Leone cover), Albert Herring (Buxton Festival inc Sid cover), and Aida (Opera Holland Park). Stuart also recently took part in a research and development project for a new opera ‘Tan Tan & Dry Bone’ by Hannah Kendall. This project was in partnership between Opera North and the Royal Opera House.
On the concert platform, Stuart has been a soloist for Durufle’s Requiem (Manchester Chamber Choir) at the Bridgewater Hall, Macmillan’s Seven Last Words on the Cross (BBC Philharmonic Orchestra), and Walton’s Belshazzar’s Feast with the Huddersfield Choral Society and BBC Phil. Other Oratorio solo performances include include Orff’s Carmina Burana, Mozart’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Faure’s Requiem, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Bach’s Mass in B Minor, Bach’s Magnificat, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, Haydn’s Mass in time of war, Haydn’s Nelson Mass, Mozart’s Missa Brevis in C, Goodall’s Eternal Light, Schubert’s Mass in G, Bach’s Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, Handel’s Utrecht Jubilate, Laurence Sherr’s Fugitive Footsteps, Purcell’s Te Deum & Jubilate and Stainer’s Crucifixion. He’s covered the baritone soloist in Richard Blackford’s Pieta with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.
Stuart’s choral work includes Handel’s Messiah (OAE) and Orff’s Carmina Burana (Armonico Consort). He was a Lay Clerk at Manchester Cathedral for three years and is a BBC Radio 4 Daily Service singer. He is currently a part time singer at many of central London’s churches, including St. paul’s Cathedral, Temple Church, St. bride’s Fleet Street, St. james’s Palace Chapel Royal, and All Saints Margaret Street. He is also a member of the Philharmonia Chorus professional scheme, directed by Gavin Carr.
Stuart is a 2016 graduate of the Samling Artist Programme, where he received coaching’s and masterclasses from Particia Macmahon, Angelika Kirchschlager, Simon Lepper, and Shakespearean Actor Jimmy Garnon. He also took part in the 2016 Leeds Lieder Festival masterclasses, led by Roderick Williams.
For the one-hundred-year anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele in Ypres Belgium, Stuart stood in at the dress rehearsal of the BBC one concert that took place in the city centre in place of Roderick Williams. He performed Ivor Gurney’s ‘In flanders’ accompanied by Iain Burnside.
During the 2013 Rugby League World Cup opening ceremony at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Stuart hijacked a staged interview with Gethin Jones to perform the song “Delilah” by Tom Jones as part of a flash mob in front of fifty thousand people.