Stuart Patterson was born in Perthshire and studied in Glasgow, London, Florence and Paris. He sang with the Glyndebourne Chorus before settling in France in 1985 where he joined the Groupe Vocal de France under John Alldis, performing works by Berio, Dusapin, Kagel, Ligeti, Webern and Xenakis, among others.
His operatic appearances have included Monteverdi’s Ulisse, Don Ottavio and Ferrando (Pisa, where he was a Company Member), Pedrillo and Pâris in La Belle Hélène (Opéra-Comique), Sellem (The Rake’s Progress) and Vater Mignon ( Die Teufel von Loudun) at Teatro Regio Torino, Snout and Flute in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Lyons, Bern), Goro (Berlin State Opera), Schmidt in Werther and Remendado (Royal Opera), L’Incredibile in Andrea Chénier and Flute (Geneva), Tapioca in L’Étoile (Bergen), Herod (Taipei), Male Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia (Ensemble Proteus), Mime in Siegfried (Lübeck) and Teapot/Arithmetic/Tree/Frog in L’Enfant et les sortilèges, Lacouf/Journalist in Les Mamelles de Tirésias, Monostatos and First Priest in Die Zauberflöte, Dr Caius, Spärlich in Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor and Frick/Prosper in La Vie parisienne (Lausanne).
Patterson regularly performs in concert, in repertory including Saint Nicolas, L’Enfance du Christ, St John Passion.
He is Professor of Singing at the Haute École de Musique, Geneva, and director of the Festival Lyrique de Montperreux, France, which he founded in 2009.