New Zealand baritone Hadleigh Adams is a graduate of London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama. His professional debut was in 2012 at the Royal National Theatre as Jesus in Jonathan Miller’s staged production of Bach’s Saint Matthew Passion. A former Adler Fellow with the San Francisco Opera, Mr. Adams has given more than seventy-five performances with the company. His most recent appearance with the company was in the role of Schaunard in La Bohème. This season marks his debut performances with the Brooklyn Academy of Music, American Bach Soloists, American Repertory Theatre, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony, Pacific Symphony, and a return to the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Recent engagements include appearances as Creon and Tiresias in Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex with London's Phiharmonia Orchestra, Nicomedes in Lou Harrison’s Young Caesar with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Paul in Philip Glass’s Les Enfants Terribles with Opera Parallèle, and the Hotel Manager in Thomas Adès’s Powder Her Face with West Edge Opera. He made his San Francisco Symphony debut in 2016.