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Adam Russell
Tenor | Resume | Repertoire

“The beauty of his voice and the communicative power
of his artistry are potentially world class.”

The Film Actors Theater of Los Angeles

Adam Russell, “has a truly beautiful voice, and his portrayal is artfully crafted” said a recent review of his performance in the title role of Gounod’s Faust. “Russell’s brilliant tenor negotiated the high terrain of the memorable aria “Salut! demeure chaste et pure,” ending it with a beautifully placed high C.” His future engagements include tenor soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth with The Staten Island Philharmonic, and Don Jose in Carmen. He recently sang as tenor soloist in Karl Jenkin’s The Armed Man with DCINY at Avery Fisher Hall. With Regina Opera he has sung Faust, Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Alfredo in La Traviata, Rodolfo in La Boheme, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Riccardo in Un Ballo in Maschera, and Manrico in Il Trovatore. Past performances include Rodolfo in La Boheme with Amore Opera, the lieutenant in uniform, B. F. Pinkerton in Madama Butterly, and Rodolfo in La Boheme with Opera in the Highlands, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly with South Florida Opera, Vanderdendur in Candide at Fort Worth Opera, and with Utah Festival Opera, Rodolfo in La Boheme, and Alfred in Die Fledermaus. At Seagle Music Colony he performed the Le Chevalier in Dialogues of the Carmelites and sang the anti-hero, Don Jose in Bizet’s Carmen. He has appeared in Hugo Weisgall’s Six Characters in Search of an Author with New Jersey Opera Festival, and as Ernesto in Don Pasquale with Des Moines Metro Opera on tour. At the Ash Lawn-Highland Festival he performed two leading roles--Don Jose in La Tragedié de Carmen (Peter Brook version) and Count Almaviva in Il Barbiere di Siviglia. He made his San Diego Opera stage debut as the notary in Bellini’s La Sonnambula.

Adam Russell was given the prize of the Dr. Letha Wayne Award in the Western Regional Finals at the San Francisco Opera, and have apprenticed as a singer at the Des Moines Metro Opera and Sarasota Opera.

Upcoming Opera Engagements
Tenor Soloist Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony Staten Island Philharmonic
Don Jose Carmen Regina Opera


Rodolfo La Boheme Amore Opera
Faust Faust Regina Opera
Edgardo Lucia di Lammermoor Regina Opera
Pinkerton Madama Butterfuly Opera In The Highlands
Manrico Il Trovatore Regina Opera
Rodolfo La Boheme Opera in the Highlands
Alfredo La Traviata Regina Opera
Rodolfo La Boheme Regina Opera
Pinkerton Madama Butterfly Regina Opera
Riccardo Un Ballo in Maschera Regina Opera
Pinkerton Madama Butterfly South Florida Opera
Don Jose Carmen Seagle Music Colony
Cavaradossi Tosca*  
Vanderdendur Candide Fort Worth Opera
Rodolfo (cover) La Boheme Utah Festival Opera
Don Jose La Tragediť de Carmen Ash Lawn-Highland Festival
Alfred (cover) Die Fledermaus Utah Festival Opera
Count Almaviva Il Barbiere di Siviglia Ash Lawn-Highland Festival
Another Tenor Six Characters in Search
of an Author (Hugh Weisgall)
Opera Festival of New Jersey
Tybalt Romeo et Juliette Inland Opera
Le Chevalier Dialogues of the Carmelites Seagle Music Colony
Un notaro La Sonnambula San Diego Opera

*role in preparation


Tenor Soloist Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man DCINY (Avery Fisher Hall)
Tenor Soloist Handelís Messiah Lincoln Square Concert Series
Tenor Soloist Song of Psalms (Robert Cundick) Lincoln Square Concert Series
Apprenticeship Programs
Sarasota Opera & Des Moines Opera
Gregory Ortega, George Garrett Keast, Alex Guzman, Scott Wiley, Marcus Parris
BA in Philosophy
Dr. Letha Wayne Award, Western Regional Finals, San Francisco Opera


Bellini Pollione Norma
Bizet Don José Carmen
Catalani Hagenbach La Wally
Cilea Maurizio Adriana Lecouvreur
Giordano Andrea Chenier Andrea Chenier
Gounod Faust
Leoncavallo Canio Pagliacci
Mascagni Turiddu Cavalleria Rusticana
Massenet Werther Werther

Des Grieux

Dick Johnson

Madama Butterfly
Manon Lescaut
La Boheme
La Fanciulla del West
La Boheme
Strauss Bacchus

Ariadne auf Naxos

Verdi Don Carlos

Don Carlos
Il Trovatore
Un Ballo un Maschera