Stuart Pendred originally trained as an actor and has had a varied career which has included stage, television, radio and recording. Through studying with Julian Gavin and coaching with David Syrus & Phillip Thomas he has moved into the operatic repertoire and is rapidly building a career as a bass baritone. Stuart is the recipient of the Sir Reginald Goodall Scholarship from The Wagner Society. As part of the Mastersingers Goodall Academy he has participated in master-classes with Sir John Tomlinson, Petra Lang and Dame Anne Evans and performed the role of Hunding in Die Walküre and Hagen in Götterdämmerung under the leadership of David Syrus. He is also the recipient of a vocal scholarship from Grange Park Opera.
Operatic roles include Hagen Götterdämmerung for Longborough Festival Opera; Marullo Rigoletto for Grange Park Opera; Montano Otello and Sciarrone Tosca for Dorset Opera; Escamillo Carmen for Impact Opera; Baron Dauphol La traviata for Opera at Bearwood; and Sarastro The Magic Flute & Escamillo for New Vic Opera.
On the concert platform his performances include Brahms Ein deutsches requieum and Handel Messiah. Stuart is also a recording artist, his debut solo album, Benedizioni, was released in 2008 to great critical acclaim and was followed by his equally successful second album Agnus Dei in 2011.
Stuart’s singing career has seen him performing in concerts throughout the UK, Europe and the USA where particular highlights include appearances at the Royal Albert Hall; singing with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and appearing alongside artists such as Sting, Beyonce, Mariah Carey, Westlife, Il Divo and Lionel Ritchie. Stuart has also performed before at Twickenham for the RFU 6 Nations, the LTA/Davis Cup and the British Olympic Association. He is also the Official Voice of Chelsea Football Club.
His career has seen him appearing in productions as broad and diverse as Shakespeare, Mozart, Bizet, Agatha Christie, Brecht and Orton including The Pirates of Penzance, Calamity Jane, Spend, Spend, Spend, Wuthering Heights, Lust and Les Misérables. Television appearances include Spooks, London’s Burning, The Bill, Manchild, Rosemary and Thyme, Woof! and Casualty.
In the current season Stuart will be making two role debuts. Firstly as Bottom in Brittens’ A Midsummer Nights Dream for Grand Opera(Thailand) and then as King Hildebrand in Princess Ida for the G & S Opera Company directed by Simon Buttress. Stuart also returns to Longborough Festival Opera to perform Hagen in Der Ring des Nibelungen under Anthony Negus and directed by Alan Privett.