image of Jeff Stewart Opera Tenor as Peter Grimes

Opera Reviews:


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
Bizet’s Pearlfishers

…(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

Jeff Stewart | Opera Page

Jeff Stewart made his professional operatic debut as Gaston in La Traviata at the Cambridge arts theatre, whilst still a student at GSMD.

He has performed opera all over Europe, including appearances for the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, English National Opera, Opera North, Holland Park Opera, English Touring Opera, Komische Oper, Berlin, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Düsseldorf and the Macedonian Natioanal Opera.

He spent two years as the house lyric tenor in Schwerin which was followed by a further two years in Bremen and a period in Coburg.

Jeff’s list of performed repertoire is extraordinarily wide ranging. He has sung everything from early music to 21st Century opera and steered himself though virtually every fach from light lyric tenor to dramatic tenor.

Among his favourite roles are Male Chorus (Rape of Lucretia), Peter Grimes, Hermann (Pique Dame), Canio (I Pagliacci) and Romeo (Romeo et Juliette).

But now he feels he is entering what will be the most exciting and challenging phase of his career as he embarks on life as a dramatic tenor.

Latest Opera News:

Jeff has just returned from an extremely successful debut run as Peter Grimes in Gera, Germany

He will return to Covent Garden this summer to cover the roles of Larry King and the Doctor again in Anna Nicole.

Jeff will return to Germany next year to sing Grimes in Altenburg and Laça (Jenůfa) in 2015