ADAM FISHER

Tenor

BIOGRAPHY

Canadian tenor Adam Fisher is rapidly gaining attention for his charismatic stage presence in a wide range of repertoire.

 

A graduate of the University of British Columbia, Adam joined Calgary Opera’s Emerging Artist Program in 2010 and has since appeared in leading roles with Edmonton Opera, Pacific Opera Victoria and Opera Atelier. He has charmed audiences in Broadway concerts with Victoria Symphony, Chorus Niagara and Brantford Symphony and is a frequent performer with Toronto Operetta Theatre, returning in 2018 as Paris in Offenbach’s La Belle Helene.

Adam has sung in several contemporary operas, including Edward, a troubled young soldier in Opera on the Avalon’s premiere of “OURS” commemorating the Royal Newfoundland Regiment in the First World War, and Father Alexander in Tapestry Opera’s powerful 2017 production about sex trafficking, Oksana G.

 

Recent and upcoming highlights for Adam include his acclaimed performance in the title role of Lou Harrison’s Young Caesar, directed by Yuval Sharon with Los Angeles Philharmonic, Lieutenant Joe Cable in South Pacific with Calgary Opera in the Village, as well as “Salute to Vienna” concerts in Florida and Canada.

 

As Father Alexander in Oksana G. with Tapestry Opera –

"Adam Fisher’s sweet, bright, and youthful tone was perfection in the role of kindhearted Father Alexander, who gets in way over his head in his efforts to restore Oksana’s faith in humanity and herself. He approached the role with unassuming candor and vulnerability, which was instrumental in making the story ring true."

Keira Grant, MooneyOnTheatre.com

SELECTED ROLES

Alfred | Die Fledermaus

Lieutenant Joe Cable | South Pacific

Camille | The Merry Widow

SELECTED REPERTOIRE

Britten | Serenade for Tenor, Horn & Strings

Mendelssohn | Elijah

Handel | Messiah

PRESS KIT

HEADSHOTS

DOCUMENTS

Updated Aug 2017

 

 

AUDIO

Rodgers & Hammerstein

Younger Than Springtime

South Pacifuc

 

Rodgers & Hammerstein

If I Loved You

Carousel



Adam Fisher, Tenor

ARTIST CONNECTIONS

RESUME

Opera

2018

Paris (La Belle Hélène)

2017

Rapunzel’s Prince (Into the Woods)

Lieutenant Cable ( South Pacific)

Caesar (Young Caesar)

Father Alexander (Oksana G)

2016

Lysander (Midsummer Night’s Dream)

Camille (Merry Widow)

Edward (OURS)

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)

 

 

Offenbach

 

Sondheim

Rodgers/Hammerstein

Harrison

Gervais

 

Britten

Lehar

Estacio

 

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

 

 

Toronto Operetta Theatre

 

Opera on the Avalon

Calgary Opera in the Village

Industry/Los Angeles Philharmonic

Tapestry Opera

 

Pacific Opera Victoria

Edmonton Opera

Opera on the Avalon

 

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

 

Various

Various

 

Various

 

Various

Various

Mendelssohn

 

Rodgers & Hammerstein

Handel

 

 

Gershwin

Britten

 

Rodgers & Hammerstein

 

Jake Heggie

 

Handel

 

Vancouver, Saskatoon

 

Toronto Operetta Theatre

Florida

 

Westben Arts Festival

 

Westben Arts Festival

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

2018

"Salute to Vienna"

2017

“Operetts”

“Zoltan Maga Spectacular”

2016

“Broadway Kisses"

2015

“Kings on Broadway”

“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

2011 | Voice Program, Music Academy of the West, California

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

As Caesar in Young Caesar with Los Angeles Philharmonic/The Industry –

"Adam Fisher looked like a dashing young dictator-in-the-making and captured the sweetness and yearning of his aria."

James C. Taylor, OPERA

 

As Father Alexander in Oksana G. with Tapestry Opera –

"Adam Fisher’s sweet, bright, and youthful tone was perfection in the role of kindhearted Father Alexander, who gets in way over his head in his efforts to restore Oksana’s faith in humanity and herself. He approached the role with unassuming candor and vulnerability, which was instrumental in making the story ring true."

Keira Grant, MooneyOnTheatre.com

 

"I was especially taken with Adam Fisher as Father Alexander... he effortlessly provided the warmth that balanced the coldness of Oksana’s servitude."

Robert Harris, The Globe & Mail

 

As Lieutenant Joe Cable in South Pacific with Calgary Opera in the Village –

“….Adam Fisher, whose rich, well-projecting tenor made ‘Younger than Springtime’ a memorable moment in the show. And his dramatic projection of the handsome young American marine had the charm and elan the role requires."

Kenneth Delong, Calgary Herald

 

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