Adam Luther, Tenor In the 2010–2011 season, Mr. Luther will make his Pacific Opera Victoria debut as Anatol in Samuel Barber's Vanessa.
Born in Newfoundland, Adam recently completed his tenure as a member of the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio where he performed many mainstage roles to great critical and audience acclaim. Most notably and recently, he has sung Der Steuermann in Der fliegende Holländer at the COC under Music Director Johannes Debus.
Recent performances with the Canadian Opera Company include Diane Paulus's production of Die Zauberflöte , conducted by Johannes Debus, Arbace and the High Priest in Idomeneo, Rodrigo in Otello, and Remendado in Carmen, in addition to Der Steuermann. Other past COC appearances include Jaquino in Fidelio, the title role in Gazzaniga's Don Giovanni, Tenor 1 in Stravinsky's Renard, the Footman, General Konovnitsyn and Fyodor in War and Peace, Lysander in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Cerevin in From the House of the Dead and the Royal Herald in Don Carlo.
Mr. Luther's other operatic credits include the roles of Alfred in Die Fledermaus and the Male Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia with the University of Toronto Opera School, Stefano in Filumena in Banff, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte with the Guelph Symphony Orchestra, and the Messenger in Samson et Dalila with Opera Ontario.
Mr. Luther has been a featured soloist with Sounds of the Festival in Parry Sound, Aldeburgh Connection, Chorus Niagara, Arts and Letters Club of Toronto, and in the annual opera gala with the Toronto Philharmonic. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, as well as a Diploma in Opera from both Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Toronto.
Special kudos go to Canadian tenor Adam Luther as the Steerman for his eloquently beautiful solos.
L.H. Tiffany Hsieh, La Scena Musicale, May 2, 2010 – Steuermann in Der fliegende Holländer at the Canadian Opera Company
Adam Luther in concert with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, November 24, 2010, on CBC