Australian-born tenor Stuart Haycock studied voice at the Sydney Conservatorium before completing his studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Engagements have included Goro (Madama Butterfly) for Mid Wales Opera and New Devon Opera, Bardolph (Falstaff) for Mid Wales Opera, Don Curzio (The Marriage of Figaro) for Garsington Opera, Borsa (Rigoletto) and Gastone (La traviata) for the Iford Arts Festival, Ferrando (Cosi fan tutte) for English Chamber Opera, Panatellas (La Périchole) for Opera South, Mole (Fantastic Mr Fox), Giovanni d’Aire (The Siege of Calais) and The Captain (Simon Boccanegra) with English Touring Opera, Triquet (Eugene Onegin) and Beppe (Pagliacci) for Stanley Hall Opera, and St Brioche in The Merry Widow for the Opera Project.
Other operatic roles include Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Tom Rakewell (The Rake’s Progress), The Witch (Hansel and Gretel), Alfredo (Die Fledermaus), the title role in Candide, Sam Kaplan (Street Scene), Spoleta (Tosca), Fileno (La fedeltà premiata), Franz, Pittichinaccio and Cochenille (The Tales of Hoffmann) and roles in Martinů’s Julietta and Vaughan Williams’ The Pilgrim’s Progress, which he has covered for English National Opera.
He has a wide concert repertoire ranging from Monteverdi’s Vespers through to Ramirez’s Misa Criolla. He has appeared as guest vocalist with Ben Folds on his Australian orchestral tours of 2005 and 2006 and the subsequent DVD, and given recitals for Opera Australia, the Sydney Conservatorium, West Australian Lieder Society, Blackwood River Chamber Festival, the Opera and Arts Support Group Sydney, ABC Classic FM and for Dame Joan Sutherland on her 80th birthday. He is a graduate of the Solti Accademia di Bel Canto in Italy.
Engagements in the current season include Lucano (The Coronation of Poppea), Demus / Volano in Cavalli’s Giasone, and Monostatos (The Magic Flute) for English Touring Opera.
Stuart appeared as Volpino in The Chimneysweep in 2014 for Pinchgut.