ADAM FISHER

Tenor

BIOGRAPHY

Canadian tenor Adam Fisher is rapidly gaining attention for his charismatic stage presence in a wide range of repertoire. Critics hailed his debut as Pedrillo in Opera Atelier’s production of Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio and his performance in City Opera Vancouver’s world premiere of Margaret Atwood and Tobin Stokes’ opera “Pauline” drew critical acclaim.

 

A graduate of the University of British Columbia, Adam joined the Emerging Artists Program with Calgary Opera in 2010 and was later invited to the prestigious Music Academy of the West, leading the cast as Tom Rakewell in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress.  He is a frequent guest artist with Toronto’s Voicebox: Opera in Concert and Toronto Operetta Theatre, where he charmed audiences as Raoul in La Vie Parisienne and Count Gustav in Lehar’s Land of Smiles. He celebrated a “Viennese New Year” with Victoria Symphony Orchestra in an evening of Operetta favourites.

 

Adam debuted as Alfred in Die Fledermaus with Edmonton Opera, returning as Camille in their production of The Merry Widow and in 2016 was an athletic Lysander in Britten’s Midsummer Night’s Dream with Pacific Opera Victoria. Adam portrayed a troubled young soldier in Opera on the Avalon’s “OURS”  ( Estacio/Chafe),  commemorating the Royal Newfoundland Regiment in the First World War.

 

Oratorio and concert performances include Handel’s Messiah with National Arts Centre Orchestra and Toronto’s Aradia Ensemble, Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings with Ottawa’s Thirteen Strings, and Mendelssohn’s Elijah with Vancouver Bach Choir.

 

Equally at home in the music of Broadway, Adam’s versatility ranges from his powerful portrayal of the title role in Jesus Christ Superstar at Westben Arts Festival to Lieutenant Cable in South Pacific with Pacific Opera Victoria. Adam headlined with Chorus Niagara in “Best of Broadway” and won raves in "Some Enchanted Evening", a program of Rodgers and Hammerstein favourites with Brantford Symphony. In 2016 Adam joined soprano Caitlin Wood for “Kisses on Broadway” with Westben Arts Festival.

 

Upcoming performances for this multi-talented singer include Rolfe in The Sound of Music with Opera on the Avalon and Father Alexander in the world premiere of Oksana G with Tapestry New Opera.

In City Opera Vancouver’s Pauline

"Adam Fisher deftly juggled the three roles of Pauline's doctor, manager and Charles Drayton, the real-life Johnson's fiancé, with utter conviction... Fisher has a bright, flexible tenor, which he deploys with intelligence and sensitivity."

Robert Jordan, Opera Canada

SELECTED ROLES

Alfred | Die Fledermaus

Tamino  | The Magic Flute

Tom Rakewell | The Rake's Progress

SELECTED REPERTOIRE

Britten | Serenade for Tenor, Horn & Strings

Mendelssohn | Elijah

Handel | Messiah

PRESS KIT

HEADSHOTS

DOCUMENTS

Updated Sep 2016

 

 

AUDIO

Rodgers & Hammerstein

Younger Than Springtime

South Pacifuc

 

Rodgers & Hammerstein

If I Loved You

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Adam Fisher, Tenor

ARTIST CONNECTIONS

RESUME

Opera

2015

Normanno (Lucia di Lammermoor)

2014

Multiple roles (Candide)

Drayton, Manager, Doctor (Pauline)

Jesus (Jesus Christ Superstar)**

Alfred (Die Fledermaus)

2013

Pedrillo (Abduction from the Seraglio)

Lieutenant Cable (South Pacific)

Nicias (Thais)

Raoul (La Vie Parisienne)

Count Gustav (Land of Smiles)

2012

Tom Rakewell (The Rake's Progress)

Alfred (Die Fledermaus)

2011

Tamino (The Magic Flute)

Almaviva (Il Barbiere di Siviglia)**

Tom Rakewell (The Rake's Progress)†

Ferrando (Cosi Fan Tutte)

Wilhelm (Brothers Grimm)

Waiter, Young Man (The Inventor)

2010

Fenton (Falstaff)

2009

Jackson (Jack Pine)

Don Ramiro (La Cenerentola)

2008

Al (The Barber of Barkerville)

Alfred (Die Fledermaus)

2007

Eisenstein (Die Fledermaus)

Al (The Barber of Barkerville)*

Count Almaviva (The Barber of Seville)

 

 

Donizetti

 

Bernstein

Stokes/Atwood

Webber

Strauss

 

Mozart

Rodgers/ Hammerstein

Massenet

Offenbach

Lehar

 

Stravinsky

Strauss

 

Mozart

Rossini

Stravinsky

Mozart

Burry

Tovey

 

Verdi

 

Hille

Rossini

 

Rossini

Strauss

 

Strauss

Rossini

Rossini

 

 

Edmonton Opera

 

Calgary Opera

City Opera Vancouver

Westben Arts Festival, Campbellford

Edmonton Opera

 

Opera Atelier, Toronto

Pacific Opera Victoria***

Opera in Concert, Toronto

Toronto Operetta Theatre

Toronto Operetta Theatre

 

Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara

Cowtown Opera Company, Calgary

 

Cowtown Opera Company, Calgary

Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara

Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara

Calgary Opera Emerging Artists

Calgary Opera Emerging Artists

Calgary Opera

 

Opera NUOVA, Edmonton

 

Vancouver Opera in Schools

Opera NUOVA, Edmonton

 

Vancouver Opera in Schools

Opera NUOVA, Edmonton

 

UBC Opera Ensemble

Vancouver Opera in Schools

UBC Opera Ensemble

* Understudy | ** In Concert | † Excerpts

VIDEO

Stokes/Atwood

"All Yesterday" from Pauline

City Opera Vancouver

Various

Excerpts from"The Bachelor"

Cowtown Opera

 

Various

Mendelssohn

 

Rodgers & Hammerstein

Handel

 

 

Gershwin

Britten

 

Rodgers & Hammerstein

 

Jake Heggie

 

Handel

 

Victoria Symphony

Vancouver Bach Choir

 

Grand River Chorus & Brantford Symphony

National Arts Centre, Ottawa

Aradia Baroque Ensemble, Toronto

 

Music in the Morning, Vancouver

Thirteen Strings Chamber Orchestra, Ottawa

 

Chorus Niagara

 

Music Academy of the West, California

 

Chilliwack Symphony

Oratorio & Concert

2015

“A Viennese New Year”

Elijah

2014

"Some Enchanted Evening"

Messiah

 

2013

"I got Rhythm": The Songs of George Gershwin

Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings

2012

"Best of Broadway"

2011

"Here and Gone"

2010

Messiah

Accomplishments

EDUCATION

2010–11 | Emerging Artists Development Program, Calgary Opera

2008 | Bachelor of Music, University of British Columbia

 

SPECIAL SKILLS

Basic Banjo, Guitar, 9 Years Percussion Training, Basic Dance Training

REVIEWS

In various roles in City Opera Vancouver’s Pauline

"Adam Fisher deftly juggled the three roles of Pauline's doctor, manager and Charles Drayton, the real-life Johnson's fiancé, with utter conviction... Fisher has a bright, flexible tenor, which he deploys with intelligence and sensitivity."

Robert Jordan, Opera Canada

 

"Adam Fisher (in various roles) almost stole the show with a voice that combined solid power with nimble handling (that is, it reminded me of a very classy sports car)."

Jason Hall, Vancouver Observer

 

"...tenor Adam Fisher brings both vocal clarity and commitment to the three separate characters…"

Janet Smith, Straight.com

 

“Adam Fisher is fresh, ...clear as a bell and charmingly confident."

David Gordon Duke, The Vancouver Sun

 

Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings with Thirteen Strings –

"...beautifully sung by Fisher. His voice is ideal for this repertoire, smooth and flowing without becoming unctuous as the music sometimes invites."

Richard Todd, Ottawa Citizen

 

As Captain Gustl in Toronto Operetta Theatre’s The Land of Smiles

"Adam Fisher as Captain Gustl... plays the Paul Rudd card just right and looks like what he’s supposed to be playing: a handsome young Viennese man."

Richard Ouzounian, Toronto Star

 

"Adam Fisher, who lent such energy to Raoul in TOT’s La Vie parisienne earlier this year, makes an excellent Captain Gustl... [he] has an unfailingly attractive light tenor. Anyone who saw him in as Pedrillo in Opera Atelier’s The Abduction from the Seraglio this year will know what an accomplished physical performer he is."

Christopher Hoile, Stage-Door.com

 

As Pedrillo in Opera Atelier’s Abduction from the Seraglio

"Adam Fisher, who dazzles as Pedrillo, is one of those rare young performers who can sing like Josh Groban, look like Ryan Reynolds and clown like Martin Short. That’s my idea of a triple threat."

Richard Ouzounian, Toronto Star

 

"Adam Fisher is a muscular Pedrillo, vocally buff and polished....voicing warm, near baritone colours at times, the young Vancouver -born singer conveys great charm. Pedrillo's little Act III serenade sung beneath his sweetheart's window is simply gorgeous, tender, melodic and all-too fleeting."

Opera Going Toronto

 

As Raoul in La Vie Parisienne with Toronto Operetta Theatre –

"Among the men, Adam Fisher... proved to be a fine actor and singer. He sang with a strong light tenor and effortlessly brought out the comedy of Raoul’s various predicaments."

Christopher Hoile, Stage Door News

 

 

As Tom Rakewell in The Rake’s Progress with Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara –

“Adam Fisher made a sympathetic Tom Rakewell, with an expressive, affecting voice that gave added poignancy to the character's inexorable descent into ruin and madness."

Edmond Johnson, Opera News

 

"Fisher's fresh, light sound lent his characterization a fragile innocence that made his corruption all the more tragic."

Jeffrey S. McMillan, Bachtrack

 

"...his coolness was Stravinskian, and he is a tenor with expert stamina."

Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times