Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Watch Michael Adams in Geneva's Alcina

Michael Adams sporting his barihunk tee shirt and as Melisso in Alcina
American barihunk Michael Adams, who is now a member of the ensemble at the Deutsche Oper Berlin where he'll be appearing in Verdi's Rigoletto and Wagner's Tristan und Isolde.

He just wrapped up singing Melisso in a new production of Handel's Alcina at the Grand Théâtre de Genève with an all-star cast that included Nicole Cabell in the title role,  Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani as Oronte,  Monica Bacelli as Ruggiero, Siobhan Stagg as Morgana and Kristina Hammarström as Bradamante. The performance was taped and is available online HERE.     

Adams joined the Deutsche Oper after completing two years as a Resident Arts at the Academy of Vocal Arts, where he performed Valentin in Gounod's Faust, Guglielmo in Mozart's Così fan tutte, Lescaut in Massenet's Manon, Tomsky in Tchaikovsky's Pique Dame, Schaunard in Puccini's La bohème, Taddeo in Rossini's L’italiana in Algeri, and the Marquis in Verdi's La traviata.

He took 1st Prize at the 2015 Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition, Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation International Vocal Competition, and the Mario Lanza Competition and was a Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions semi-finalist.

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