Stanley Jackson was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He received his Bachelor and Master of Music at the Conservatory of Music, University of Missouri-Kansas City. He participated in numerous Young Artist Programs including Kansas City Lyric Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Opera Theater of St. Louis and the Lyric Opera Center for American Artists. Highlights with the Lyric Opera Center for American Artists included Prince Ramiro (“La Cenerentola”), Normanno (“Lucia di Lammermoor”), Lenski (“Eugene Onegin”) and the premiere of Shulamit Ran’s opera “Between Two Worlds”. During this time, he sang in “Ariadne auf Naxos”, “La Gioconda”, “Mefistofele”, “Idomeneo”and “La Bohème”at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. He is a winner of the Metropolitan Opera Awards, the First Prize Winner of the Liederkranz Foundation Award, the MacAllister Award and the First Prize of the Lee Schaenen Voice Competition.
From 2002 to 2004, he was a member of the Nationaltheater Mannheim, where he sang among others Belfiore (“La finta giardiniera”), Ferrando (“Così fan tutte”), Tamino (“Die Zauberflöte”), Don Ottavio (“Don Giovanni”), Tito (“La clemenza di Tito”), Iopas (“Les Troyens”), Lysander (“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”), Dr. P. (“The Man who Mistook his Wife for a Hat”) and Young Sailor (“Tristan und Isolde”). From 2004 to 2007, Stanley Jackson was engaged at the Oper Leipzig. His parts there included Tamino („Die Zauberflöte“), Walther von der Vogelweide („Tannhäuser“), Tebaldo („Il Capuleti e i Montecchi“), Lyonel („Martha“), Belmonte („Die Entführung aus dem Serail”), Iopas und Hylas (“Les Troyens”), the Italian Tenor (“Der Rosenkavalier”), Nemorino (“L’elisir d’amore”) and Don José (“The Tragedy of Carmen”). In 2008 he sang Ivanhoe (“Il Templario”) by Otto Nicolai at Oper Chemnitz. During this time, the first recording of this opera was produced. He was invited back asFaustin March 2009. In November 2009 he also sang Faustat Opera Zuid. In the season 2009/10 he sang, a.o. Remus in Scott Joplin’s “Tremonisha”at the Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris and “Orphée”at Staatstheater Stuttgart. He also made his debut as Phylades with the Tanztheater Wuppertal in Pina Bausch’s production of “Iphigénie en Tauride“.
In 2011/12 he made his debut with the Bergen Opera as Septimius in Handel’s “Theodora”. Thereafter he became an ensemble member with the Staatstheater Stuttgart and sang the roles of Orphée (“Orphee et Euridice”) , Oronte (“Alcina”), Il Tempo in Haendel’s “Il trionfo del tempo e del disinganno”,Don Ottavio (“Don Giovanni“), The Armored Man („Die Zauberflöte“), Lenski („Eugene Onegin“), Dante Alighieri („Francesca da Rimini“). In 2014 he made his Semperoper debut as Oronte (“Alcina”) During the years 2015-2017 Stanley was engaged as a tenor soloist with the 10th Annual Lyrica Dialogues at Harvard in Boston. He also sang with the Munich Vocal Arts Society as tenor soloist. During the summer of 2015 he was a tenor soloist with the Casalmaggiore International Music Festival. 2017 he recently sang a concert with the Philharmonia Lviv, Ukraine, as a tenor soloist.