BIOGRAPHY

Award winning tenor Adam Smith won First prize, Audience prize, Critics prize and the prize for The Best Tenor at The Ferruccio Tagliavini International Singing Competition 2015 in Austria. In the same year he won third prize in the Ada Sari International singing competition in Poland. More recently he was a finalist in the International Moniuszko vocal competition. He is currently on the ensemble programme with Opera Vlaanderen in Antwerp, Belgium, where he has performed roles such as Tamino in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Steuermann in Wagner’s Fliegender Hollander, Cassio in Verdi’s Otello, Walther in Wagner’s Tannhauser and Amon in Phillip glass’ Akhnaten. In summer 2013 Adam was a student at The Georg Solti Accademia di Bel Canto in Italy where he took part in masterclasses with Dennis O’Neill, Richard Bonynge, Daniela Dessi and Luciana Serra.

Other operatic roles have included Rodolfo in Puccini’s La Bohème, Roméo in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, Alfredo in Verdi’s La Traviata, directed by Sir Jonathan Miller, Lechmere in Britten’s Owen Wingrave, Oronte in Verdi’s I Lombardi, Araquil in Massenet’s La Navarraise, Jenik in Smetana’s The Bartered Bride, Arturo in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Anatol in Barber’s Vanessa, Tito in Mozart's La Clemenza Di Tito, Boris in Janacek's Katya Kabanova, Vanderdender in Leonard Bernstein's Candide and covering the role of Belshazzar in Handel’s Belshazzar in collaboration with the Manchester Camerata.

Born in Northern England, Adam Smith has studied the violin from the age of 4. Having been accepted with a scholarship, he graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music with a first class honours degree in music, going on to graduate from the International Opera Course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with a Master of Music: performance with distinction.

He has appeared extensively on the concert platform including a special performance at the 65th anniversary of 'Victory in Europe' day for the Royal British Legion in Liverpool Cathedral. Adam regularly performs Oratorio, these have included Handel’s Messiah and Handel’s Samson, Haydn’s The Seasons, Nelson Mass, Harmoniemesse and Stabat Mater, Hummel’s Mass in Eb, Hidas’ Requiem, Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solonelle, Bruckner’s Te Deum, Mendelssohn’s Hymn of Praise and Mendelssohn’s Elijah. He has also performed famous song cycles such as ‘The diary of one who disappeared’ by Leos Janacek as well as Liszt’s ‘Three Petrarch Sonnets’.