Adam Player is the Travelling Tenor
Australian tenor Adam Player completed a Bachelor of Music at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music before graduating with a Master of Music from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, UK. He has been part of major national tours of Australia and the United Kingdom, has sung at the Edinburgh Festival, BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, Lake District International Summer Music Festival, Ryedale Festival, Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall and has performed with companies including Opera Australia, OzOpera, Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour, English Touring Opera, Garsington Opera, Wexford Festival Opera, and the Hallé orchestra.
Some performance highlights include singing the role of Ulrich Eisslinger in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Wagner), conducted by Sir Mark Elder, and singing in the European premiere of Kevin Puts’ opera, Silent Night, based on the Christmas truce between a group of Scottish, French and German soldiers in WWI.
Adam was awarded the William McLeod Johnstone Prize for male singers from the Royal Northern College of Music and was a recent recipient of an International Opera Awards Bursary.
He appears as an Apostle on the Hallé’s Gramophone award-winning recording of The Apostles (Elgar), under the baton of Sir Mark Elder, and as Registrar in Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour’s DVD of Madama Butterfly.
Adam’s recent roles include: Monostatos, The Magic Flute (Mozart), Edmondo, L’assedio di Calais (Donizetti), Ulrich Eisslinger, Der Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Wagner), Benoit, La Boheme (Puccini), Dancaïre, Carmen (Bizet), Sergei, Moscow, Cheryomushki (Shostakovich), Western Union Boy, Paul Bunyan (Britten), Iro, Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria (Monteverdi), Francis Flute, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Britten), Vasek, The Bartered Bride (Smetana), Bellecour, Vert Vert (Offenbach) and Hervey, Anna Bolena (Donizetti).
Adam has major performances coming up with English Touring Opera, the Adelaide Festival, Pinchgut Opera and Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour.
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Australia’s national opera company was born when a band of idealists — butchers, pharmacists, newsagents — gave up their day jobs to celebrate the 1956 Mozart bicentenary with a season of four of his operas. Today, Opera Australia (OA) is Australia’s largest arts employer, with annual seasons showcasing the world’s great opera and music theatre repertoire, a touring program staging works in regional Australia, and with performance broadcasts in cinemas and on national television and radio.
Since 2002 Pinchgut has presented eighteen rarely performed operatic gems. Other companies do the more familiar operas excellently; we want to help audiences discover something new.
Our artistic and creative teams are driven by excellence, a desire to unearth these rarely performed operas and to present them for our beloved audience. We are proud to acknowledge that we achieve consistently excellent reviews. All our productions have been broadcast by ABC Classic FM and all but one recorded for CD – originally by ABC Classics but recently on our own label Pinchgut LIVE.
West Australia Opera
West Australian Opera was established in 1967 and celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2017. It is Western Australia’s only full-time, professional opera company. The company presents operas drawn from the mainstream operatic repertoire and increasingly is involved in the commissioning and development of new repertoire.
In 2017 West Australian Opera celebrates their 50th milestone in the home of opera, His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth with spectacular seasons of Puccini’s Tosca, Lehar’s The Merry Widow and Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor.
Joan Sutherland & Richard Bonynge Foundation
The Foundation’s aim is to financially assist, nurture and support our next generation of young opera singers and to perpetuate the Sutherland/Bonynge legacy of excellence in the field of opera. The Foundation was established in 2010 having grown from the work of the Joan Sutherland Society which was established in 1978. Since that time over $300,000 has been award in the form of scholarships and grants for young singers, many of whom have gone to have international and national careers in opera. In 2016, among the year’s highlights, the Foundation will present the sixth annual Bel Canto Award for young singers on 3 September and the third annual Elizabeth Connell Prize for aspiring Dramatic Sopranos. We will also present concerts, masterclasses plus our annual fund raising Joan Sutherland Bel Canto Evening Dinner on 25 August at Le Montage in Lilyfield, Sydney. The final event for the year will be a concert to celebrate Dame Joan’s 90th Birthday on 6 November at 3pm in the Independent Theatre in North Sydney. We sincerely thank all our supporters and look forward to meeting you at one of this year’s events.
Pacific Opera is the Young Artists’ opera company. We produce fresh, vibrant opera with a twist, delighting audiences and providing a platform for the stars of tomorrow. Our previous opera repertoire includes The Cunning Little Vixen, The Marriage of Figaro, The Magic Flute, Hansel and Gretel, Cosi Fan Tutte, The Barber of Seville, Daphnis & Chloe and Gorgeous Galatea, and La Sonnambula, as well as a little bit of sparkling G&S: The Gondoliers.
Fish Fine Music
Fish Fine Music was born in 1982 as two small stores known as The Record Collector. After almost a decade as Sydney’s largest classical music retailer, the company expanded to include popular music stores and in 1991 we rebranded ourselves as Fish Records.
Our famous store in George Street Sydney was then established as Fish Fine Music and over the next seventeen years we developed the reputation as Sydney’s leading classical & jazz retailer.
In 2006, we opened our second Fish Fine Music store in Sydney’s historic Queen Victoria Building and 2007 saw the launch of our online store, establishing us as Australia’s largest range of CDs and DVDs, with the knowledge of our expert staff now accessible to anyone around the world.
Fish Fine Music exists purely because our team has a passion for music. Our policy is to carry the largest in-store range of CDs and DVDs in Australia, while providing our expert knowledge and efficient services to our loyal and ever-increasing customer base.
Opera Bites is a boutique opera company specialising in fully costumed miniature operas as well as dinner theatre and concerts of opera and lighter repertoire. Our format of condensed operas offers an engaging performance which is accessible to the newcomer yet fresh and alive for the seasoned opera-goer. The company is in great demand to provide tailored entertainment in a variety of venues from private function rooms and restaurants through to historic houses and outdoor spaces.
Fine Music 102.5FM
Fine Music 102.5 (formerly known as 2MBS FM 102.5) is Australia’s first stereo FM radio station. The station was officially opened on 1 February 1975 and we have now been on air for over 37 years.. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, we broadcast a wide range of fine music. Renowned composers, orchestras, ensembles and soloists are featured in programs of classical and jazz music. Australia’s most talented composers and performers are also featured regularly in our broadcasts. In addition, Fine Music 102.5 is dedicated to fostering young Australian talent through the several annual youth engagement programs such as the Young Performers Award and Young Composers Award.