Born in Berkshire, British baritone Stephen Gadd won the Kathleen Ferrier Memorial Scholarship, and was a finalist in the inaugural Plácido Domingo Operalia Competition.
In opera, he has appeared at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and Drama, the Baden Baden, Glyndebourne, Lucerne and Salzburg Festivals, and with the Royal Opera, English National Opera, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Grange Park Opera, Opera Holland Park, Opera North, Scottish Opera, Welsh National Opera, Dallas Opera, Finnish National Opera, the Netherlands Opera, Den Norske Opera, the Paris Opera, the Opéra de Metz, the Opéra de Montpellier, the Opéra de Nantes, the Opéra national du Rhin and the Opéra de Rouen.
He sings in concert with major orchestras in the UK and Europe. Recently released are his recordings Mahler Das Lied von der Erde with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra and Mahler Symphony No 8 with the Philharmonia Orchestra, whilst his recording as Lysiart Euryanthe with the Orchestra of Polish Radio under Łukasz Borowicz was nominated for an International Classical Music Award. TV appearances include La traviata: Love, Death & Divas for the BBC.
At the Buxton Festival, Stephen Gadd has previously appeared in recital and sung Enrico Lucia di Lammermoor and Storch Intermezzo.