Stuart Hutchinson has held the posts of Head of Music and Chorus Master for the Buxton International Opera Festival, Dublin Grand Opera and Wexford Festival Opera.
Stuart has also worked in freelance capacity with the BBC Choral Society, the BBC Choir and the Brighton Festival Chorus.
He has also worked on the music-staff of English National Opera, Opera North, Opera 80, New Sadler's Wells Opera and the Wagner Society.
Stuart Hutchinson was appointed an Associate of the Royal Academy
of Music in 1997.
'... the male chorus were superb.'
DER VAMPYR (Marschner) - Wexford Festival Opera, Ireland
'... the singing of the Wexford chorus was splendid...'
'... contains a colourfully varied part for the chorus
which the Wexford team sang wholeheartedly...'
'The Wexford chorus excelled themselves.'
IL PICCOLO MARAT (MASCAGNI) - Wexford Festival Opera, Ireland
'... there are also abundant opportunities for highly
charged, emotive vocalising. These were taken up with relish
by the Wexford cast and chorus...'
'... the splendid chorus - this Wexford mob sings its
heart out with telling effect...'
'... the chorus sang their socks off...'
'And shout they did with the cracking chorus Mascagni
called for. Big, big balanced singing that matched the orchestral
L'ITALIANA IN ALGERI - Buxton Festival Opera
'The men's chorus, nine-strong and trained by Stuart
Hutchinson, sang with a power and conviction that was quite
exceptional for a small-budget production (and indeed many large-budget
ones). That the words were always audible is a credit to Arthur
Jacobs' skilled translation and the care of all concerned.'
'The best thing was the chorus, which is small but
with a vocal strength that sounds like it is twice the size.'
'The ensembles were sung with exhilarating brio. Indeed,
this was by far the most enjoyable performance of comic Rossini.'
Oliver! - NYMT/Royal Opera/Sadler's Wells Theatre
'Excellent choral singing and decent playing from the
Wren Orchestra reflect credit on music director Stuart Hutchinson.'
OUR MAN IN HAVANNA (Williamson) - Morley Opera
'... the orchestra attacked the glitter and rhythmic
buoyancy of the score with gusto. As so often with Morley Opera
the chorus was excellent.'
'Morley Opera has successfully been tackling lesser-known
works for the last couple of years and now it has mounted an
impressive staging of Malcolm Williamson's Our Man in Havanna...
the chorus, which had the best music, rose to its occasion every
'Of the splendid chorus and cast, there was some beautiful
part-singing... Morley Opera must be congratulated.'
'Morley Opera brought off the show with a slickness
that told of long and careful preparation. Eight singers doubling
the two dozen parts, plus a chorus of eighteen that had plenty
to do...at this the company excelled.'
The Beggar's Opera (John Gay/Carl Davis) - Morley Opera
'Stuart Hutchinson conducted, and the chorus was excellent.'