Adam Temple-Smith - Tenor

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British tenor Adam Temple-Smith began his studies at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester.  He graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music in 2016 and now studies with Ben Johnson.  He was a Young Artist at the National Opera Studio in London, leaving in June 2019, before going on to join the Opern Studio NRW, a collaboration between four internationally-renowned theatres: Oper Dortmund, Aalto-Musiktheater Essen, Musiktheater im Revier Gelsenkirchen and Oper Wuppertal.

Adam in currently based in Germany and, most recently, has sung Madwoman in Britten’s Curlew River, Sandrino in Paisiello’s Il re Teodoro in Venezia, Robert in Hindemith’s Hin und zurück at the Musiktheater im Revier, Gelsenkirchen, Roderigo Otello in Essen, and 1st Armed Man/Priest Die Zauberflöte in Wuppertal.

Whilst at the Opern Studio NRW, Adam sang the roles of Parpignol La Boheme in Wuppertal, and appeared as tenor soloist in Stravinsky’s Les Noces in Gelsenkirchen, as well as singing the Tenor role in the world premiere of Kaosmos, an interactive opera composed by Marc Sinan, with a libretto by Tobias Rausch.  His other recent roles include First Armed Man and Second Priest Die Zauberflöte for Garsington Opera, and Sergeant Lombardi in Stephen Sondheim’s Passion at the Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte Festival in Montepulciano, under the direction of Keith Warner and Roland Böer.

He has also recently sung the roles of Bertrando in Rossini’s L’inganno felice for West Green House Opera, Misael in Britten’s The Burning Fiery Furnace at the Southrepps International Festival, and covered the role of Tom Rakewell in the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence’s production of The Rake’s Progress in 2017.  Whilst a student, Adam sang Don Ottavio Don Giovanni for British Youth Opera, and Camille The Merry Widow, Lysander A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Ferrando Così fan tutte for the RNCM.  He was also a semi-finalist in the 2019 Kathleen Ferrier Awards, held at the Wigmore Hall in London.

His future German performances include further appearances in Otello, Die Zauberflöte and La BohemeLe  Dancaïre Carmen,  Herr M in Hindemith’s Neues Vom Tage and Evangelist in a staging of Bach’s Weihnachtsoratorium.


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