Adam Marsden biography - Cantores OEC 2023

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.Adam Marsden - Biography
Adam studied at the National Opera Studio and previously at the Royal Northern College of Music with Robert Alderson, and at the Royal Academy of Music's Opera course, where he studied with Mark Wildman, Dominic Wheeler and Peter Robinson. Whilst at the academy Adam received second prize in the Richard Lewis Award and participated in Solti Te Kanawa Accademia di bel canto.

His operatic roles include cover Bosun (Billy Budd) for Glyndebourne Festival Opera,  James Meredith in the world premiere of Kommilitonen! composed by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and directed by David Pountney, Somarone (Beatrice et Benedict) conducted by Sir Colin Davis and directed by John Copley, Sprecher (Die Zauberflöte),Tiger Brown (Die Dreigroschenoper) and Musiklehrer (Ariadne auf Naxos) for RAO, Father(cover) (Hansel and Gretel) Opera North, Zuniga (Carmen) for Mananan International Opera Festival, Don Inigo Gomez (L’Heure Espagnole), Antonio (Le nozze di Figaro), Kuligin (Katya Kabanova) for the RNCM Opera and Jupiter (Castor et Pollux) for the Yorke Trust. Adam premiered the revised Small Tales, Tall Tales A Grimm sequence by Kenneth Hesketh with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic’s Ensemble 10/10.

On the concert platform Adam's performances have included the role of Balstrode (Peter Grimes), Beethoven Symphony No. 9, Elgar’s Coronation Ode, Handel’s Hercules, Israel in Egypt and Messiah, Janacek’s Glagolitiic Mass, Mendelssohn’s St.Paul and Elijah, Mozart Requiem and Coronation Mass, Orff’s Carmina Burana and Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle and Lakai for Michael Kennedy’s 80th Birthday concert with the Halle Orchestra and Sir Mark Elder.
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