Born in Wellington, New Zealand, baritone Hadleigh Adams studied at London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and is a former Merola Opera Program artist, and San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow. He made his San Francisco Symphony debut in 2016.
This season’s highlights include the US premiere of Luca Francesconi’s Quartett, San Francisco Opera’s new production of Tosca, his European debut at Amsterdam's Royal Carré Theater in Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music, a return engagement with Cincinnati Opera for Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, and Handel’s Messiah with the Nashville and Milwaukee symphonies. Next season, Mr. Adams returns to San Francisco Opera to perform in Handel's Partenope, Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, and Britten’s Billy Budd. He also performs with the Colorado, Houston, New Zealand symphonies, and the American Bach Soloists.
Last season’s highlights included Lou Harrison’s Young Caesar, Annie Gosfield’s War of the Worlds, and Bernstein’s Mass with the Los Angeles Philharmonic; Gregory Spears’s Fellow Travelers at Minnesota Opera; Thomas Adès’s Powder Her Face with West Edge Opera; and Matthew Aucoin’s Crossing with American Repertory Theater. On the concert platform he performed with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony, American Bach Soloists, and London's Philharmonia Orchestra.