Stuart Burrows is considered one of the world's great lyric tenors. Born in Wales, his career has taken him to all the major Opera Houses of the world singing all the leading tenor roles. He has appeared at the Metropolitan Opera, New York on twelve consecutive seasons - a record for any British singer. He also has the distinction of being invited by the Met on four occasions to join them on tour of the USA.
He has appeared in concert and recital with Solti, Barenboim, Mehta, Ozawa, Bernstein and Ormandy at Carnegie Hall, the Brahms-Saal in Vienna, at the Tanglewood Festival, Boston Symphony Festival and Salzburg Summer Festivals.
In 1981 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Music from the University of Wales, in 1989 a Fellowship from Trinity College, Carmarthen and in 1991 and 1993 Fellowships from the Welsh College of Music and Drama, and University College of Wales. In June 2007 he was awarded the OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.
Stuart Burrows is president of a number of charitable organisations throughout south Wales, devoting much of his time to fund-raising. He has also established an international voice award in Carmarthen's Trinity College, where he studied as a young man. He has adjudicated at some of the leading International Vocal Competitions including the Mozarteum in Salzburg and Cardiff Singer of the World.