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Peter Grimes – Gera
"The show stands or falls with the casting of the title role. And Gera can consider itself fortunate to have found, in Jeff Stewart, a performer who is at home in Britten’s style. The Englishman is almost the ideal fit for the hero, and he gives a complex character image with the desired vehemence and inner despair. It was fascinating how Stewart nuanced, with his multi-faceted tenor, the diverse moods of Grimes, the lack of self control, drivenness, the social misunderstanding, but also a touching sensibility expression. He was able to convince both in arioso passages as well as the declamatory recitative style".
Dietrch Bretz – Der Neue Merker
"What you need, above all, to bring this opera to the stage, is a real Peter Grimes. And that’s the Englishman Jeff Stewart. His voice is perfect for Britten’s music. On top of that he comes from a singing culture that we on the continent find inseparable from Benjamin Britten’s life partner Peter Pears. Stewart is outstanding: A Grimes who leaves nothing to be desired in his portrayal of this exceptional role".
Tatjana Mahner – Oper & Tanz
Eugene Onegin – Schwerin
"A vocal and dramatic sovereign is Lenski. Sung with very well placed high notes and a cultivated technique by Jeffrey Stewart, who was recently a celebrated Edgardo at the Komische Oper, Berlin".
Ingeborg Kalkus – SVZ.
Review for Roméo et Juliet – Bremen
"Of the singers, the highlight of the evening was Jeffrey Stewart who clearly demonstrated the relationship between the joy of life and intellectualism, and vocally, with wonderful soft singing and a sculpted, ringing tenor, portrayed every aspect of this intoxication of love".
Rainer Bessling – Foyer.
Review for Nadir
…(his voice) worked splendidly with the searching tenor tone of Jeffrey Stewart as Nadir, who was outstanding in the aria Je Crois Entendre Encore.
Huddersfield Daily Examiner