Graham Stone


Graham was born in Devizes, Wiltshire and studied at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama with Laura Sarti and Johanna Peters. He joined the Glyndebourne Festival Chorus understudying a number of roles and singing two roles in the GTO production of ‘Death in Venice’.

He has worked for a number of Companies including Scottish Opera (Kommisar in David McVicar’s production of ‘Der Rosenkavalier’, & Dr. Bartolo in ‘The Marriage of Figaro’), D’Oyly Carte (Wilfred Shadbolt & Mikado, with Jasper Carrot),Carl Rosa(Dick Deadeye on tour in Australia & New Zealand, with Timothy West). Most recently he has played Truelove (Rakes Progress) and Antonio (Nozze) for Opera East, directed by Jeff Clark and conducted by Oliver Gooch.

Abroad, Graham’s engagements have included singing the role of Don Pasquale in Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal, India, Turkey and The Philippines. He sang both Benoit & Alcindoro (La Boheme) for the Macau International Festival with the Orchestra of the Rome Opera, and Sacristan (Tosca) for The Holders Opera Season in Barbados directed by Christopher Biggins. In 1985 he performed Pistola (Falstaff) in the Teatro Farnese, Parma (1st Arturo Toscanini Conducting Competition), and more recently, Dracula (Horratorium) and Beckmesser (Lets Fake an Opera)with the Bavarian Radio Orchestra in the Gasteig Hall in Munich..

In Music Theatre he played Pedro (Man of La Mancha) at the Peacock Theatre(Covent Garden Festival), broadcast by BBC Radio 3 and recorded by TER. Graham has also taken part in a number of BBC Radio 2 broadcasts of Musicals. Also a member of the West End ‘Phantom of the Opera ‘ Company, he played M. Lefevre and Don Atillio and doing many performances of M. Firman. In addition to various Opera Broadcasts from Glyndebourne, Graham appeared in Opera Factory’s Channel 4 film of ‘Don Giovanni’, and also portrayed Sir Winston Churchill in a TV ad for British Airways. Most recently he played Mr Joe Brundit in BBC Radio 3’s revival of ‘The Good Companions’ with the BBC Concert Orchestra and John Wilson, and Second Cockney in Robert Carsen’s production of “My Fair Lady” for the Chatelet Theatre in Paris.