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Adam Gilbert

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

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 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, making 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. Upcoming roles with the company include cover Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly, Steva in Jenufa, Passenger, High Oracle and cover Adnan /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.

Adam 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. He 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. As a baritone, he worked with WNO, Scottish Opera , Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Music Theatre Wales, Wexford Festival Opera, Iford Arts, Mid Wales Opera and Opera Holland Park.

Adam was 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
J. Strauss II Die FledermausEisenstein
Janacek JenufaSteva
Mohammed Fairouz Al WaslPassenger, High Oracle, Adnan(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
J. Strauss II
Die Fledermaus
Eisenstein
Janacek
Jenufa
Steva
Mohammed Fairouz
Al Wasl
Passenger, High Oracle, Adnan(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,

This Artist Biography was last updated on 17 November 2021. It is our policy to update biographies every six months. If this information is to be used after 17 May 2022 please contact us and we shall be delighted to supply you with the latest version by return.