Stuart Hutchinson studied at the Royal Academy of Music, graduating with six prizes, diplomas and an Honours Degree, later continuing his studies with Leonard Bernstein and Sir John Pritchard while working as their assistant.

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.


L'ITALIANA IN ALGERI (Rossini) - Dublin Grand Opera

'... the male chorus were superb.'
Mary McGorish/Irish Times

DER VAMPYR (Marschner) - Wexford Festival Opera, Ireland

'... the singing of the Wexford chorus was splendid...'
Michael White/Independent on Sunday

'... contains a colourfully varied part for the chorus which the Wexford team sang wholeheartedly...'
Michael Kennedy/Sunday Telegraph

'The Wexford chorus excelled themselves.'
Kay Hingerty/Cork Examiner

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...'
Michael Dervan/The Independent

'... the splendid chorus - this Wexford mob sings its heart out with telling effect...'
Charles Fitzgerald/Belfast Newsletter

'... the chorus sang their socks off...'
The Times

'And shout they did with the cracking chorus Mascagni called for. Big, big balanced singing that matched the orchestral sound effects.'
Charles Fitzgerald/Ulster News Letter

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.'
David Fallows/The Times

'The best thing was the chorus, which is small but with a vocal strength that sounds like it is twice the size.'
Michael White/The Independent

'The ensembles were sung with exhilarating brio. Indeed, this was by far the most enjoyable performance of comic Rossini.'
Hugh Canning/The Sunday Times

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.'
Martin Hoyle/The Times

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.'
Martin Hoyle/Opera

'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 time.'
Paul Driver/The Financial Times

'Of the splendid chorus and cast, there was some beautiful part-singing... Morley Opera must be congratulated.'
Marie Ambrose/Musical Opinion

'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.'
Robert Hartford/Music and Musicians

The Beggar's Opera (John Gay/Carl Davis) - Morley Opera

'Stuart Hutchinson conducted, and the chorus was excellent.'
Martin Hoyle/Opera