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Adam Gilbert

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


Associate Artist with Welsh National Opera, Adam Gilbert is a very dynamic and versatile artist. After 10 years as a baritone, working with some of the most prestigious opera companies in the UK and abroad, Adam recently announced his move up into the Tenor repertoire. 


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 the guidance of Kathryn Harries. 

Adam recently joined Welsh National Opera as an Associate Artist following an intensive auditions programme nationwide by the company. After 10 years as a baritone, working with some of the most prestigious opera companies in the UK and abroad, Adam made the move up into the Tenor repertoire and makes his debut as a tenor Associate Artist with the company in the roles of Dad and Queen of Hearts in Will Todd's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland in open air performances at The National Trust's Dyffryn GardensUpcoming roles with the company include cover Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Steva in Jenufa, Passenger and cover Adnan/ High Oracle/ Zayed in Mohammed Fairouz's newly commissioned opera, Al Wasl. Before joining WNO, Adam debuted in the role of Florestan in Fidelio by Beethoven with Opra Cymru which toured Wales and marked his entry as a Tenor. He was also engaged as Tenor soloist for ENO Opera Squad 2019. He made his role début as Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus for Diva Opera and whilst still a baritone, joined Welsh National Opera as cover Goryanchikov in From the House of the Dead and cover Shaklovity in Khovanshchina.

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 and Morales 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 the 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. 
 
Adam is one of the first recipients of a Career Development Award from the Bryn Terfel Foundation and was also kindly supported by the Elizabeth Evans Trust and The Fenton Arts Trust. 


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30/06/2021Dad/ Queen of Hearts in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Will Todd for Welsh National Opera, 6pm at Dyffryn Gardens, Vale of Glamorgan
30/06/2021Dad/ Queen of Hearts in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Will Todd for Welsh National Opera, 6pm at Dyffryn Gardens, Vale of Glamorgan
01/07/2021Dad/ Queen of Hearts in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Will Todd for Welsh National Opera, 6pm at Dyffryn Gardens, Vale of Glamorgan
02/07/2021Dad/ Queen of Hearts in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Will Todd for Welsh National Opera, 6pm at Dyffryn Gardens, Vale of Glamorgan
02/07/2021Dad/ Queen of Hearts in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Will Todd for Welsh National Opera, 6pm at Dyffryn Gardens, Vale of Glamorgan
03/07/2021Dad/ Queen of Hearts in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Will Todd for Welsh National Opera, 6pm at Dyffryn Gardens, Vale of Glamorgan
Beethoven FidelioFlorestan
Gay The Beggar's OperaFilch
Gough ImagoGulliver
J. Strauss II Die FledermausEisenstein
Janacek JenufaSteva
Mohammed Fairouz Al WaslPassenger, Adnan(U) High Oracle(U) Zayed(U)
Puccini Madama ButterflyPinkerton (U)
Sondheim Into the WoodsPrince
Sondheim Sweeney ToddPirelli
Todd, Will Alice's Adventures in WonderlandDad/ Queen of Hearts
Beethoven
Fidelio
Florestan
Gay
The Beggar's Opera
Filch
Gough
Imago
Gulliver
J. Strauss II
Die Fledermaus
Eisenstein
Janacek
Jenufa
Steva
Mohammed Fairouz
Al Wasl
Passenger, Adnan(U) High Oracle(U) Zayed(U)
Puccini
Madama Butterfly
Pinkerton (U)
Sondheim
Into the Woods
Prince
Sondheim
Sweeney Todd
Pirelli
Todd, Will
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Dad/ Queen of Hearts

Dad and Queen of Hearts in Will Todd's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland for Welsh National Opera
The Guardian
...the Queen of Hearts. Maximising the “Off with their heads!” moments, Adam Gilbert’s Queen is suitably over-the-top.

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
The Independent
… and baritone Adam Gilbert give committed performances as the therapist and principal ‘imago’.

Imago

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
Dad and Queen of Hearts in Will Todd's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland for Welsh National Opera
Morning Star
...with Adam Gilbert notable as Alice's father and a very bloodthirsty Queen of Hearts.
Dad and Queen of Hearts in Will Todd's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland for Welsh National Opera
Buzz Magazine
...yet stealing the show is Adam Gilbert as the Queen of Hearts, an especially robust and absurd role.

Imago

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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