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Anne-Marie Minhall has been speaking to rising opera star Noah Stewart all about his career so far and his eagerly anticipated debut album. Listen to the first part of the interview here.
The last 12 months have been a whirlwind for Noah Stewart. Having overcome many rejections from a music industry that didn’t think he was old enough or had enough experience, the Juilliard-graduate has since built up a fine reputation in the States with celebrated performances in Mozart's Requiem at Carnegie Hall as well as singing major roles such as Don Jose in Carmen or Rodolfo in La Bohème.
Noah has now begun making his mark in the UK with a brilliant turn in Opera North's production of Madame Butterfly last year, not to mention a stunning performance at Classic FM Live in the Royal Albert Hall in October.
The acclaimed tenor's self-titled debut album is John Suchet's CD of the Week this week, featuring operatic favourites, alongside beautiful arrangements of traditional American melodies like Shenandoah and Deep River.
In the first of our two part interview with Noah Stewart, Classic FM's Anne-Marie Minhall talks to Noah about the beginnings of his career including his spell as a receptionist in Carnegie Hall.
Listen to part 1 of our interview with Noah Stewart here.