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Adam Gilbert

Baritone

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Assistant: Carys Davies carys.davies@harlequin-agency.co.uk

Personal Website: http://www.adamjgilbert.co.uk/

After graduating from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London in 2012, Adam embarked on a freelance career, performing the role of Marcello in La Bohème for the London Opera Players, Earl of Dunmow in The Dinner Engagement for Wexford Festival Opera and Gulliver in the world premiere of Orlando Gough’s community opera, Imago for Glyndebourne Opera.

His sumptuous baritone voice and excellent acting skills make him well suited to operatic and musical theatre roles. He completed his training at the National Opera Studio, London in 2015 and was one of the first recipients of a Career Development Award by the Bryn Terfel Foundation. Next season he will understudy the role of Belcore in Scottish Opera’s small scale tour of L’Elisir d’Amore and will also sing the baritone solos in their Opera Highlights Tour.

Adam Gilbert graduated with a B.Mus degree 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. 

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.  Engagements this season 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.  Next season he will understudy the role of Belcore in Scottish Opera’s small scale tour of L’elisir d’amore. He will also perform the baritone solo in Scottish Opera’s “Opera Highlights Tour”. 


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DateRole, Production & Venue
05/05/2016Chorus & Pish-Tush (Cover) in The Mikado with Scottish Opera at Theatre Royal, Glasgow
07/05/2016Chorus & Pish-Tush (Cover) in The Mikado with Scottish Opera at the Theatre Royal, Glasgow
08/05/2016Chorus & Pish-Tush (Cover) in The Mikado with Scottish Opera at the Theatre Royal, Glasgow
12/05/2016Chorus & Pish-Tush (Cover) in The Mikado with Scottish Opera at the Theatre Royal, Glasgow
13/05/2016Chorus & Pish-Tush (Cover) in The Mikado with Scottish Opera at the Theatre Royal, Glasgow
14/05/2016Chorus & Pish-Tush (Cover) in The Mikado with Scottish Opera at the Theatre Royal, Glasgow
19/05/2016Chorus & Pish-Tush (Cover) in The Mikado with Scottish Opera at Eden Court, Bishops Road, Inverness
20/05/2016Chorus & Pish-Tush (Cover) in The Mikado with Scottish Opera at Eden Court, Bishops Road, Inverness
21/05/2016Chorus & Pish-Tush (Cover) in The Mikado with Scottish Opera at Eden Court, Bishops Road, Inverness (13:30/18:40)
26/05/2016Chorus & Pish-Tush (Cover) in The Mikado with Scottish Opera at His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen
27/05/2016Chorus & Pish-Tush (Cover) in The Mikado with Scottish Opera at His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen
28/05/2016Chorus & Pish-Tush (Cover) in The Mikado with Scottish Opera at His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen
01/06/2016Chorus & Pish-Tush (Cover) in The Mikado with Scottish Opera at Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
02/06/2016Chorus & Pish-Tush (Cover) in The Mikado with Scottish Opera at Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
03/06/2016Chorus & Pish-Tush (Cover) in The Mikado with Scottish Opera at Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
04/06/2016Chorus & Pish-Tush (Cover) in The Mikado with Scottish Opera at Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
05/06/2016Chorus & Pish-Tush (Cover) in The Mikado with Scottish Opera at Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
09/06/2016Chorus & Pish-Tush (Cover) in The Mikado with Scottish Opera at Grand Opera House, Belfast
10/06/2016Chorus & Pish-Tush (Cover) in The Mikado with Scottish Opera at Grand Opera House, Belfast
11/06/2016Chorus & Pish-Tush (Cover) in The Mikado with Scottish Opera at Grand Opera House, Belfast
15/06/2016Chorus & Pish-Tush (Cover) in The Mikado with Scottish Opera at Theatre Royal, Newcastle
16/06/2016Chorus & Pish-Tush (Cover) in The Mikado with Scottish Opera at Theatre Royal, Newcastle
16/06/2016Chorus & Pish-Tush (Cover) in The Mikado with Scottish Opera at Theatre Royal, Newcastle
17/06/2016Chorus & Pish-Tush (Cover) in The Mikado with Scottish Opera at Theatre Royal, Newcastle
18/06/2016Chorus & Pish-Tush (Cover) in The Mikado with Scottish Opera at Theatre Royal, Newcastle
18/06/2016Chorus & Pish-Tush (Cover) in The Mikado with Scottish Opera at Theatre Royal, Newcastle
22/06/2016Chorus & Pish-Tush (Cover) in The Mikado with Scottish Opera at the Bristol Hippodrome
23/06/2016Chorus & Pish-Tush (Cover) in The Mikado with Scottish Opera at the Bristol Hippodrome
23/06/2016Chorus & Pish-Tush (Cover) in The Mikado with Scottish Opera at the Bristol Hippodrome
24/06/2016Chorus & Pish-Tush (Cover) in The Mikado with Scottish Opera at the Bristol Hippodrome
25/06/2016Chorus & Pish-Tush (Cover) in The Mikado with Scottish Opera at the Bristol Hippodrome (13:30/18:55)
29/06/2016Chorus & Pish-Tush (Cover) in The Mikado with Scottish Opera at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
30/06/2016Chorus & Pish-Tush (Cover) in The Mikado with Scottish Opera at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton (13:30/18:55)
01/07/2016Chorus & Pish-Tush (Cover) in The Mikado with Scottish Opera at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton
02/07/2016Chorus & Pish-Tush (Cover) in The Mikado with Scottish Opera at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton (13:30/18:55)
05/07/2016Dancairo in a concert performance of Carmen, featuring Katherine Jenkins at Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod
Gounod St Cecilia Mass
Handel Messiah
Mendelssohn Elijah
Orff Carmina Burana
Stainer Crucifixion
Gounod
St Cecilia Mass
Handel
Messiah
Mendelssohn
Elijah
Orff
Carmina Burana
Stainer
Crucifixion
Berkeley A Dinner EngagementEarl of Dunmow
Bizet CarmenDancaire
Delibes LakméFrédéric
Delius A Village Romeo and Juliet2nd Bargee
Donizetti L’Elisir d’AmoreBelcore (u)
Gay The Beggar's OperaFilch
Gough ImagoGulliver
Katy Lavinia Cooper KidOMajor
Mozart Die ZauberflötePapageno
Mozart Le nozze di FigaroCount
Puccini La Bohème Marcello
Puccini La RondinePerichaud/Crebillon & Maggiordomo
Sondheim Into the WoodsPrince
Sondheim Sweeney ToddPirelli
Stuart McRae The Devil InsideJames (u)
Sullivan IolantheStrephon
Sullivan The MikadoPish-Tush
Berkeley
A Dinner Engagement
Earl of Dunmow
Bizet
Carmen
Dancaire
Delibes
Lakmé
Frédéric
Delius
A Village Romeo and Juliet
2nd Bargee
Donizetti
L’Elisir d’Amore
Belcore (u)
Gay
The Beggar's Opera
Filch
Gough
Imago
Gulliver
Katy Lavinia Cooper
KidO
Major
Mozart
Die Zauberflöte
Papageno
Mozart
Le nozze di Figaro
Count
Puccini
La Bohème
Marcello
Puccini
La Rondine
Perichaud/Crebillon & Maggiordomo
Sondheim
Into the Woods
Prince
Sondheim
Sweeney Todd
Pirelli
Stuart McRae
The Devil Inside
James (u)
Sullivan
Iolanthe
Strephon
Sullivan
The Mikado
Pish-Tush

Opera

Imago

Gulliver in Imago (Community Opera) at Glyndebourne, March 2015
The Stage
With a fruity baritone and solid stage presence, Adam Gilbert impresses as Gulliver.
Gulliver in Imago (Community Opera) at Glyndebourne, March 2015
theartsdesk.com
Adam Gilbert, as the garish aspiring pop idol (Gulliver) …the ringing baritone voice is really something for a young singer only just out of studies at the Guildhall; he too is on his way
Gulliver in Imago (Community Opera) at Glyndebourne, March 2015
MusicOMH
Adam Gilbert and James Brock are both extremely promising youthful singers who play the young men involved in Elizabeth/Lisette’s story,

This Artist Biography was last updated on 29 April 2016. It is our policy to update biographies every six months. If this information is to be used after 29 October 2016 please contact us and we shall be delighted to supply you with the latest version by return.