Adams’ “stirring account” of Handel’s Messiah

Posted on Dec 9, 2017 in Hadleigh Adams, Reviews | No Comments
Adams’ “stirring account” of Handel’s Messiah

“When the baritone Hadleigh Adams made his entrance, with a stern, declamatory and fortissimo “Thus saith the Lord,” a couple audience members visibly jumped in their seats. After the mellow, fluid tones of the tenor, these words came as a game changer, intense and operatic. He gave a stirring account of the slow crescendo of […]

Hadleigh Adams’ “comic tour de force” with LA Phil

Posted on Dec 6, 2017 in Hadleigh Adams, Reviews | No Comments
Hadleigh Adams’ “comic tour de force” with LA Phil

“The baritone Hadleigh Adams delivered a comic tour de force as General Lansing, who becomes unhinged as he extolls a Trumpian “wall of defense” that is supposed to keep aliens at bay. Gosfield gives him a full-on mad scene, with deranged atonal coloratura.” — Read more at The New Yorker.

Adams’ Nicomedes is “played affectingly” in LA Phil’s “Young Caesar”

Posted on Jul 27, 2017 in Hadleigh Adams, Reviews | No Comments
Adams’ Nicomedes is “played affectingly” in LA Phil’s “Young Caesar”

In the L.A. Phil production, which was directed by Yuval Sharon, Harrison’s labor of love has finally achieved persuasive form…Caesar and Nicomedes, played affectingly by Adam Fisher and Hadleigh Adams, share tender embraces, but sexuality is almost incidental: instead, we watch a timeless scenario of a young man torn between love and ambition. — Alex […]

Adams is the “vocal standout” in Glass’ “Les Enfants Terribles”

Posted on Jul 20, 2017 in Hadleigh Adams | No Comments
Adams is the “vocal standout” in Glass’ “Les Enfants Terribles”

“Baritone Hadleigh Adams, looking pale, youthful and slightly dazed as Paul, was the evening’s vocal standout; projecting the text with elegant line and idiomatic French, he imbued the character with a sense of unhinged delicacy” — Read more in Opera News (August)

Limelight: “Adams is excellent in the title role”

Posted on Jul 7, 2017 in Hadleigh Adams | No Comments
Limelight: “Adams is excellent in the title role”

“…Visceral Vivaldi brought vividly to life by Sydney’s very finest…New Zealand baritone Hadleigh Adams is excellent in the title role…” — Read more at Limelight Magazine.