Baritone HADLEIGH ADAMS is a former San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow and graduate of the 2012 Merola Opera Program. He made his Company debut in 2013 in Les Contes d’Hoffmann and The Gospel of Mary Magdalene and appeared in Dolores Claiborne, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Madama Butterfly, and La Traviata last season and was seen as Schaunard (La Bohème) this fall. The New Zealand native was a member of New Zealand Opera from 2004 to 2008 and has performed frequently as an oratorio soloist. He made his debut with London’s Royal National Theatre in 2011 as Christ in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion. Awards include a 2010 Joan Sutherland & Richard Bonynge Scholarship and second prize in the Australian Singing Competition. Recent engagements include Pollux (Rameau’s Castor et Pollux) with Pinchgut Opera, the title role of Le Nozze di Figaro with Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, and Claudio (Agrippina) with Opera Omaha.