MAHLER CYCLE 2011
Born in Berkshire, Stephen Gadd won the Kathleen Ferrier Memorial Scholarship, and was a finalist in the inaugural Plácido Domingo Operalia Competition. In opera, he has appeared at the Baden Baden, Glyndebourne and Salzburg Festivals, and with the Royal Opera, English National Opera, Welsh National Opera, the Netherlands Opera, Den Norske Opera, the Paris Opera, the Opéra de Metz, the Opéras de Montpellier, the Opéra de Nantes, the Opéra national du Rhin and the Opéra de Rouen.
Concert highlights have included The Creation with the Ulster Orchestra under Jan Schultsz; the Nelson Mass with the RSNO under Walter Weller; Mahler Symphony No. 8 with the CBSO under Andris Nelsons; Elijah with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra under Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos; and Tristan und Isolde with both the LPO and Vladimir Jurowski and the Philharmonia under Esa-Pekka Salonen.
His recordings and broadcasts include Richard Blackford Not In Our Time with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra under Gavin Carr (Nimbus); A War Requiem with the Southern Sinfonia conducted by Simon Over (Classic fM); Mozart Coronation Mass and Vesperae solemnes de confessore and Dioclesian with The English Concert under Trevor Pinnock (DGG); Sonora La Fanciulla del West from the Netherlands Opera and Melot Tristan und Isolde from Glyndebourne (Opus Arte); Prince John Ivanhoe with BBC NOW under David Lloyd-Jones (Chandos); Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under Hilary Davan Wetton (Naxos); and Lysiart Euryanthe from the Beethoven Easter Festival, Warsaw, with the Orchestra of Polish Radio under Lukasz Borowicz (PRCD).
Recent and future engagements include Mr Redburn Billy Budd for Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Gellner La Wally for Opera Holland Park, Father Hänsel und Gretel for Glyndebourne On Tour, Speaker Die Zauberflöte at the Lucerne Festival, Sharpless Madama Butterfly and Kurwenal Tristan und Isolde for Grange Park Opera, Storch Intermezzo for Buxton Festival Opera and a recording of The Beauty Stone for Chandos.