Press Releases 2014-2015

Accomplished American Tenor to perform in Carmarthen

03.06.2015

Following a highly acclaimed solo tour, opera star, Noah Stewart, will perform in Carmarthen as part of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David Music Festival on Sunday, June 14th.

Performing songs from his latest show, So In Love, Noah Stewart will sing some of opera’s best loved arias, music from Broadway and music that inspired him as a young boy in Harlem in the intimate surroundings of the chapel on the University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s Carmarthen campus.

Described by The Guardian as a performer whose “…rich clarity of tone and dashing persona seem capable of conquering anyone through sheer charisma alone.”

Noah Stewart’s musical development started in Harlem, New York, where he studied classical music at The Harlem School of the Arts. At the age of 12 his choir teacher encouraged him to pursue a music career.

He began doing voice-overs for Sesame Street and television school specials and won first place in the New England Music Competition in Boston. Noah attended Fiorello LaGuardia High School, where he performed his first opera, La Costanza in amor vince l’inganno. He also sang back-up vocals for pop artists such as Hootie and the Blowfish and Coolio.

During this time, Stewart developed a passion for opera, languages, art song, oratorio, musical theater and concert repertoire, and committed himself to pursuing an operatic career.  He was recommended by his mentor, the great soprano, Leontyne Price, to attend The Juilliard School, where he was awarded a full scholarship.

Since graduation from Juilliard, Noah has performed at the world’s great opera houses playing title roles and is noted for his unique timbre as well as his commanding acting ability.

Eilir Owen Griffiths, lecturer and organizer of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David Music Festival said: “Noah Stewart is a wonderful performer.  He’s a lovely person and has a fantastic voice – I’d encourage anyone with an interest in music and performance to come and watch him in concert.  He is absolutely brilliant!”

Noah returned to the UK in spring 2015 appearing with the ENO in the Indian Queen in February and in April 2015.

Noah says:  “So in Love is a collection of great songs from the world of opera, musical theatre and music that inspired me as a child in Harlem. As an operatic tenor, mostly all of the characters I play are in love. Love is a universal emotion and force that we all share in some way. 

“The UK is a very special place to me,” continues Noah. “The UK and the British public embraced me almost three years ago with the debut of my first album, entitled Noah. I cannot wait to fall in love again with the UK this spring.”

Noah Stewart will perform on Sunday, June 14th in the Chapel at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Carmarthen as part of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David Music Festival.  The concert will start at 7.30pm and tickets cost £10 or £8 for concessions.  To book your tickets, call 0300 323 0015 or visit www.ticketsource.co.uk/tsd

Note to Editor

  • The University of Wales Trinity Saint David was established in 2010 through the merger of the University of Wales Lampeter and Trinity University College, Carmarthen. On 1 August 2013 the Swansea Metropolitan University merged with the University
  • The University’s Royal Charter 1828 is the oldest in Wales, and it is third behind Oxford and Cambridge in Wales and England. HRH Prince of Wales is the Patron of the University
  • On 1 August, 2013 Coleg Sir Gâr merged with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David Group, however they will keep their own brand. Coleg Ceredigion merged with the Group on 1 January 2014

Further Information

For more information please contact Sian-Elin Davies, Senior PR and Communications Officer, on 01267 676908 / sian-elin.davies@uwtsd.ac.uk/ 07449 998476