Adam Gilbert graduated with a B.Mus from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where he studied Classical Singing under the vocal tuition of Adrian Thompson and guidance of Kathryn Harries. He is one of the first recipients of a Career Development Award from the Bryn Terfel Foundation and is also kindly supported by the Elizabeth Evans Trust. This season, Adam completed his training at the National Opera Studio in London, where his studies were generously supported by The Derek Butler Trust, The Winship Foundation, Help Musicians UK and a Chris Ball Bursary.
Adam is a very dynamic and versatile young artist, and in 2013, he created the role of Gulliver in the world premiere of Orlando Gough’s community opera, Imago for Glyndebourne Opera. Other engagements include The Earl of Dunmow in Berkeley’s A Dinner Engagement and 2nd Bargee in A Village Romeo and Juliet for Wexford Festival Opera, Dancaïre in Carmen for Mid Wales Opera, Perichaud, Crebillon and Maggiordomo in La Rondine for Iford Arts Festival, Marcello in La Bohème for the London Opera Players. He performed the roles of Papageno in Die Zauberflöte and Count in Le nozze di Figaro whilst at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London and also performed the role of Filch in Surrey Opera’s production of The Beggars Opera which toured the UK.
His concert repertoire includes Stainer’s Crucifixion, Handel’s Messiah and Orff’s Carmina Burana.
Recent engagements include Frédéric in Lakmé as part of the Christine Collins Young Artists performance for Opera Holland Park, Escamillo in an abbreviated Welsh language production of Carmen for Opra Cymru at the National Eisteddfod of Wales and the role of Major in Scottish Opera's new production for Children, KidO. He also recently participated in a masterclass with Dame Felicity Palmer at Opera Holland Park. Forthcoming plans include understudy Pish-Tush in The Mikado for Scottish Opera and understudy James in the world-premiere of Stuart MacRae's The Devil Inside, a co-production by Scottish Opera and Music Theatre Wales.
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