"Stuart Skelton's Parsifal - lusty, virile, heroic - towers above everyone"
hard to imagine that Stuart Skelton could be bettered as Grimes. His
golden, lustrous tenor embodied the man's dreams and longing, trapped in
a lumbering, physically awkward and unsociable exterior. The
combination of bewilderment, resentment, frustration and yearning was
“...Stuart Skelton's virile, baritonal
Siegmund, with the most thrilling cries of 'Nothung' and 'Wälse' since
the prime of James King”
"It is the Grimes of the young
Australian Stuart Skelton - surely the finest on a London stage since
the celebrated Jon Vickers - who sets the seal on the evening"
The Sunday Times
"Stuart Skelton's Siegmund, however, is something
special: a clear, dark genuinely lyric heldentenor (if that's not an
oxymoron) full of emotional vulnerability - perhaps the finest singer
I've heard in this role since Ben Heppner or even James King......the
voice is gorgeous."