Adam Smith

2011 Susan Chilcott Scholar

Awarded: funding for further studies/career development

Born in Cheshire, Adam Smith graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music with a first class honours degree in music and now studies on the opera course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, after being awarded a full scholarship.
Operatic roles include Arturo in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor (Clonter Opera), Anatol in Barber’s Vanessa, Remendado in Bizet’s Carmen, Tito in Mozart’s La Clemenza Di Tito, Boris (cover) 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. Adam has appeared in opera scenes as Nadir in Bizet’s Les pêcheurs de perles, Rodolfo in Puccini’s La Bohème and Lysander in Britten’s A midsummer night’s dream for Clonter Opera. At the Royal Northern College of Music he has appeared in exerpts as Des Grieux in Massenet’s Manon, Rodolfo in Puccini’s La Bohème, the Duke of Mantua in Verdi’s Rigoletto, Cavaradossi in Puccini’s Tosca, Tamino in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and Lysander in A midsummer night’s dream.
Concert experience includes a performance at the 65th anniversary of ‘Victory in Europe’ day for the Royal British Legion in Liverpool Cathedral. Adam has performed Rossini’s Petite Messe Solonelle, Haydn’s The Seasons, Nelson Mass and Harmoniemesse, Liszt’s Three Petrarch Sonnets, Bruckner’s Te Deum, Handel’s Messiah, Mendelssohn’s Hymn of Praise, and The diary of one who disappeared by Leos Janacek. He gave a recital in the Lake District for the ‘Music for a summer evening’ concert series and has also performed in numerous opera galas including a gala for ‘Cancer aid listening live’ charity at the RNCM.
In addition to a Susan Chilcott Scholarship, Adam’s studies are also aided by a Wingate Scholarship and a Sybil Tutton Award administered by the Musicians Benevolent Fund as well as an award from the Hilda Clarke Memorial Fund.

(Updated December 2011)

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