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Adam Gilbert

Baritone

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Artist Manager: Sioned Jones sioned.jones@harlequin-agency.co.uk

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


Adam Gilbert is a very dynamic and versatile artist. His sumptuous baritone voice and excellent acting skills make him well suited to operatic and musical theatre roles. To date he has performed in the UK and Europe.

Adam Gilbert graduated 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.

Last season he made is role début as Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus for Diva Opera and joined Welsh National Opera as cover Goryanchikov in From the House of the Dead and cover Shaklovity in Khovanshchina.

This season he will tour with Welsh National Opera to Brno, Czech Republic to cover Goryanchikov in From the House of the Dead.

Engagements in the 2017/18 season included Marcello in La Bohème for Diva Opera; cover Marcello for Scottish Opera and Scottish Opera’s Opera Highlights Tour. In 2016, he performed the roles of Dancaïre, Morales and Zuniga in a special semi-staged, concert adaptation of Carmen at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. 

After completing 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 performed the role of Escamillo in an abbreviated Welsh language production of Carmen with Opra Cymru at the National Eisteddfod of Wales. Other roles include Major in a new production for Children, KidO; cover Pish-Tush in The Mikado; cover Belcore in The Elixir of Love, all for Scottish Opera and cover James in the World Premiere of Stuart MacRae's The Devil Inside, a co-production by Scottish Opera and Music Theatre Wales.

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; Frédéric in Lakmé as part of the Christine Collins Young Artists performance for Opera Holland Park; 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 and Filch in Surrey Opera’s production of The Beggars Opera which toured the UK. Whilst at the GSMD, he performed the roles of Papageno in Die Zauberflöte and Count in Le nozze di Figaro.

His concert repertoire includes Stainer’s Crucifixion, Handel’s Messiah and Orff’s Carmina Burana.  

Adam 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.


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DateDetails
02/12/2018

From the House of the Dead
Welsh National Opera
Role: Goryanchikov (cover)
Conductor: Tomáš Hanus
BVV Brno, Pavilion P, Brno, Czech Republic. 19:00
Tickets

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
Bizet CarmenEscamillo
Delibes LakméFrédéric
Delius A Village Romeo and Juliet2nd Bargee
Donizetti L’Elisir d’AmoreBelcore (cover)
Gay The Beggar's OperaFilch
Gough ImagoGulliver
Janáček From The House Of The DeadGoryanchikov (cover)
Katy Lavinia Cooper KidOMajor
Mozart Die ZauberflötePapageno
Mozart Le nozze di FigaroCount
Mussorgsky KhovanshchinaShaklovity (cover)
Puccini La Bohème Marcello
Puccini La RondinePerichaud/Crebillon & Maggiordomo
Sondheim Into the WoodsPrince
Sondheim Sweeney ToddPirelli
Stuart McRae The Devil InsideJames (cover)
Sullivan IolantheStrephon
Sullivan The MikadoPish-Tush (cover)
Berkeley
A Dinner Engagement
Earl of Dunmow
Bizet
Carmen
Dancaire
Bizet
Carmen
Escamillo
Delibes
Lakmé
Frédéric
Delius
A Village Romeo and Juliet
2nd Bargee
Donizetti
L’Elisir d’Amore
Belcore (cover)
Gay
The Beggar's Opera
Filch
Gough
Imago
Gulliver
Janáček
From The House Of The Dead
Goryanchikov (cover)
Katy Lavinia Cooper
KidO
Major
Mozart
Die Zauberflöte
Papageno
Mozart
Le nozze di Figaro
Count
Mussorgsky
Khovanshchina
Shaklovity (cover)
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 (cover)
Sullivan
Iolanthe
Strephon
Sullivan
The Mikado
Pish-Tush (cover)

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,

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