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 Gardens.
Prior to this, 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. Heade 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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