Adam Smith singt mit betörendem Schmelz den Tenorhit des Inders. Die Welt, Manuel Brug
Adam Smith sang Oronte vividly and romantically, with a big, generous tenor voice. Bachtrack, David Karlin
Praised for a voice possessing ‘incredible shimmer and blade,’ British tenor Adam Smith won First Prize, Audience Prize, Critics’ Prize, and the prize for The Best Tenor at the 2015 Ferruccio Tagliavini International Singing Competition in Austria. In the same year he won Third Prize in the Ada Sari International Singing Competition in Poland and in 2016 he was a finalist in the International Moniuszko Vocal Competition. During his recently concluded residency in the Ensemble at Opera Vlaanderen in Antwerp, Belgium, Adam Smith’s dramatic and musical versatility was demonstrated in a broad range of roles including Tamino in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, the Indian in Rimsky-Korsakov’s Sadko, Steuermann in Wagner’s Der fliegender Holländer, Cassio in Verdi’s Otello, Walther in Wagner’s Tannhäuser, and Amon in Glass’ Akhnaten.
Other roles in his operatic repertoire include Rodolfo in Puccini’s La bohème, Oronte in Verdi’s I Lombardi alla Prima Crociata, Alfredo in Verdi’s La traviata, Tito in Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito, Roméo in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, Araquil in Massenet’s La Navarraise, Boris in Janáček’s Káťa Kabanová, Jenik in Smetana’s The Bartered Bride, Anatol in Barber’s Vanessa, and Lechmere in Britten’s Owen Wingrave. Adam Smith has worked with a distinguished list of conductors and directors including Calixto Bieito, Mariame Clément, Alexander Joel, Daniel Kramer, Cornelius Meister, Sir Jonathan Miller, Tomaš Netopil, and Alberto Zedda amongst many others.Read More
He has appeared extensively on the concert platform including a special performance at the 65th anniversary of ‘Victory in Europe’ day for the Royal British Legion. The tenor regularly sings Oratorio and his appearances include performances of Handel’s Messiah and Handel’s Samson, Haydn’s The Seasons, Lord Nelson Mass, Harmoniemesse, and Stabat Mater, Hummel’s Mass in E-flat, FrigyesHidas’ Requiem, Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solonelle, Bruckner’s Te Deum, and Mendelssohn’s Hymn of Praise and Elijah. He has performed famous song cycles such as The Diary of One Who Vanished by Janáček as well as Three Petrarch Sonnets of Liszt.
Born in Northern England, Adam Smith studied the violin from the age of four and having been accepted with a scholarship, he was graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music with a first class honours degree in music with additional degrees from the International Opera Course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and a Master of Music with Distinction.
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