Adrian Smith Bass-baritone
About Adrian SmithAdrian Smith is a recent alumnus of Virginia Opera’s Emerging Artist Program. He sang the role of Lycos in NCO’s Hercules vs. Vampires. In 2015 he joined Santa Fe Opera as an Apprentice Artist for productions of La fille du régiment, Salome, and the world première of Jennifer Higdon’s Cold Mountain, based on an epic Civil War novel of the same name by Charles Frazier. He has appeared with the Western Piedmont Symphony performing Vaughan Williams’s Songs of Travel, and as Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia with the Asheville Lyric Opera. He returned to Santa Fe Opera in the summer of 2016.
In recent seasons Adrian performed Colline in La bohème with Opera North, and Angelotti in a concert performance of Tosca with the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, King Arthur in Camelot at Glimmerglass Opera, Dr. Grenvil in Atlanta Opera’s La traviata, and The Dodo in the U.S. premiére of Unsuk Chin’s Alice in Wonderland at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis.
On concert stages, Adrian's engagements include Mozart’s Requiem, Bach’s Magnificat and Mass in B Minor, Puccini’s Messa di Gloria, Haydn’s Paukenmesse, Händel’s Messiah and Dettingen Te Deum, and Mozart’s Great Mass in C minor at Boston Symphony Hall.