Adam Temple-Smith

Award: Sybil Tutton Award

Year: 2018

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Voice

Location: National Opera Studio

The young English tenor Adam Temple-Smith began studying music at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester. He went on to the Royal Northern College of Music where he studied for five years and graduated in 2016. During his time at the RNCM, Adam was a finalist in the 2012 Kathleen Ferrier Society Bursary for Young Singers and was awarded The Pamela Hart Prize. He was the winner of the 2013 Alexander Young Song Prize and a finalist in the 2015 Strauss Prize. Adam will be joining the National opera studio in 2018/19. He is a Sybil Tutton award holder and is supported by Help Musicians UK
Adam has performed wih various national and international festivals including Garsington Opera where he performed the roles of First Armed Man and Second Preist in the 2018 production of The Magic Flute. He also he covered the role of Tom Rakewell in the 2017 production of The Rake’s Progress at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence. He was also the cover Apprentice in the Royal Opera House’s 2017 production of Die Meistersinger Von Nurnberg. Previous roles at RNCM and British Youth Opera include Eurimaco in Monteverdi’s Il Ritorno D’Ulisse In Patria, Camille in Franz Lehar’s The Merry Widow, Lysander in Britten’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, Ferrando in Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Renzo in Jonathan Dove’s The Little Green Swallow and Satyvan in Holst’s Savitri.
On the concert platform Adam has performed a wide variety of works including Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Creation and Nelson Mass, Britten’s Saint Nicolas, and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and Choral Fantasia.