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 Lucano in The Coronation of Poppea, Demus in Giasone, Mole in Fantastic Mr Fox, Giovanni d’Airein L’assedio di Calais and Captain in Simon Boccanegra (English Touring Opera), Don Curzio in Le nozze di Figaro (Garsington Opera), Bardolph in Falstaff (Mid Wales Opera), Goro in Madama Butterfly (Mid Wales Opera, New Devon Opera), Borsa in Rigoletto and Gastone in La traviata (Iford Arts Festival), Parpignol in La Boheme (Longborough Festival), Remendado in Carmen (Glastonbury), Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte (English Chamber Opera), Triquet in Eugene Onegin (Opera Project, Stanley Hall Opera), Beppe in Pagliacci (Stanley Hall Opera) and St Brioche in The Merry Widow (Opera Project) . For the English National Opera, the covers of Franz, Pittichinaccio and Cochenille in Les contes d’Hoffmann, Kaufmann in Jacob Lenz, Lord Lechery in The Pilgrim’s Progress and Officer in Julietta.
Stuart has a wide concert repertoire ranging from Monteverdi’s Vespers through to Ramirez’s Misa Criolla, and has appeared as guest vocalist with singer Ben Folds on his Australian orchestral tours and the subsequent DVD. He is also a graduate of the Solti Accademia di Bel Canto in Italy.
Recent engagements include Monostatos in The Magic Flute and Sam Sharkey in Paul Bunyan for English Touring Opera; and Volpino in The Chimney Sweep for Pinchgut Opera in Sydney.