Recently hailed by the Worcester Telegram & Gazette’s review of A Worcester Schubertiad, Jonathan Blumhofer proclaims of Stanley Wilson, tenor, “… he sings with … a lyrical temperament and straightforward intelligence.” The Boston Classical Review's Aaron Keebaugh proclaims, "Stanley Wilson sang solidly in [his] role as Falstaff's attendant,... Bardolph." "This is a real gem," states Henry Fogel in Fanfare magazine of tenor Stanley Wilson's second CD, Art Songs of the British Romantics. Mr. Wilson was also awarded the Rising Star Award by the Minuetto Music Festival in June of 2012. He received his Master of Music from the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Massachusetts in Opera Performance and continues to learn by keeping up his training with Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano Sondra Kelly as well as James Myers of Boston Lyric Opera.
Opera credits include Bardolph in Sir John in Love,Elder Hayes in Susannah, St. Stephen in Four Saints in Three Acts, Simon Stimpson in Our Town, Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte, Basilio and Don Curzio in The Marriage of Figaro, Monostatos in Die Zauberflöte, Mr. Angel in The Impresario, Lorenzo in I Capuleti e I Montecchi, Jaquino in Fidelio, Bardolfo in Falstaff, Tanzmeister in Ariadne auf Naxos, El Rememdado in Carmen, Kaspar in Amahl and the Night Visitors, the Witch in Hansel and Gretel, Tinca in Il Tabarro, Gherardo in Gianni Schicci, Gastone in La Traviata and Bardolph in Sir John in Love with Odyssey Opera.
Mr. Wilson's concert work includes performances of the Bach Christmas Oratorio, Vivaldi Dixit Dominus, CPE Bach Magnificat, Handel Israel in Egypt, Handel Messiah, Handel Judas Maccabeaus, Mozart Requiem, Mozart Mass in c minor, Mozart Coronation Mass, Haydn Mass in the Time of War, Mendelssohn Elijah, Beethoven Choral Fantasy, Puccini Messa di Gloria, Finzi Intimations of Immortality, the premier of Gwyneth Walkers' Come Life, Shaker Life, Schubert Mass in B-flat, Schubert Mass in E-flat, and Saint-Saëns Christmas Oratorio. He has sung with the Boston Classical Orchestra, New Bedford Symphony, the Salisbury Singers of Worcester, the Arlington Philharmonic, the Concord Chorus and Orchestra, the Manchester Chorale and Orchestra, the Master Singers of Worcester, the Assabet Valley Mastersingers, the Oratorio Choir of New Haven and the Concert Singers of Greater Lynn.
Mr. Wilson is the Executive Director of A Worcester Schubertiad. Along with Artistic Director Malcolm Halliday, they have presented an annual concert celebrating the vocal and chamber music of Franz Schubert and his contemporaries for the past four years. He has done extensive recital performing with pianist Malcolm Halliday through the Northeast and internationally. The programs range from the lieder of Schubert and Schumann to songs of Quilter, Bridge, DuParc and many other composers.
Mr. Wilson released his first CD, "Stanley Wilson Sings Cole Porter" with pianist/arranger Ben Cook for the Boston Pops. His second CD, "Art Songs of the British Romantics" with pianist Malcolm Halliday was released in 2011, and Schumann's Dichterliebe, op. 48 and Leiderkreis, op. 39 was released the beginning of this year also with Mr. Halliday.