Baritone HADLEIGH ADAMS is a first-year Adler Fellow and graduate of the 2012 Merola Opera Program. He made his Company debut last summer as Luther and Schlemil (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) and in several roles in the world premiere of The Gospel of Mary Magdalene. Most recently Adams appeared at San Francisco Opera as Mr. Fox and Teenage Boy in the world premiere of Dolores Claiborne. The New Zealand native was a member of New Zealand Opera from 2004 to 2008 and 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. A frequent recitalist, he has performed at London’s St. Martin in the Fields and Wigmore Hall. Upcoming engagements include Pollux (Rameau’s Castor et Pollux) with Pinchgut Opera. Adams will appear later this fall as an Officer in Il Barbiere di Siviglia and The Barber of Seville for Families.