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. In 2015, 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, 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. 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 and also performed the role of Filch in Surrey Opera’s production of The Beggars Opera which toured the UK.
His concert repertoire includes Stainer’s Crucifixion, Handel’s Messiah and Orff’s Carmina Burana.
In 2015, Adam performed the role of Escamillo in an abbreviated Welsh language production of Carmen for Opra Cymru at the National Eisteddfod of Wales. Other recent roles include Major in a new production for Children, KidO, understudy Pish-Tush in The Mikado, understudy Belcore in The Elixir of Love, all 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. Recent concert performances include the roles of Dancaïre, Morales and Zuniga in a concert performance of Carmen at the 2016 Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. Engagements last season include Marcello in La Bohème for Diva Opera, understudy Marcello for Scottish Opera and also baritone soloist in their “Opera Highlights Tour”. This season, Adam joins Welsh National Opera to cover the roles of Goryanchikov in From the House of the Dead and Shaklovity in Khovanshchina.
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