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 inStravinsky’sThe 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
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