Mercury News: Schwalbe artists among the best of 2018

Mercury News: Schwalbe artists among the best of 2018

“… Luca Francesconi’s opera…featured bravura performances by Heather Buck and Hadleigh Adams and was the thrilling highlight of the company’s summer season… German-Canadian tenor Schade… gave a lustrous performance featuring Romantic works made famous in the 1920s by Irish tenor John McCormack and violinist Fritz Kreisler… …an outstanding team of vocal soloists – soprano Camille […]

Molomot and Adams “absolutely radiant” with Milwaukee Symphony

Posted on Dec 22, 2018 in Hadleigh Adams, Marc Molomot, Reviews | No Comments
Molomot and Adams “absolutely radiant” with Milwaukee Symphony

From 6 Reasons to go see the MSO Perform Handel’s ‘Messiah’ 2) All four solo vocalists deliver stunning performances. Soprano Ellie Dehn, mezzo-soprano Andrea Hill, tenor Marc Molomot and baritone Hadleigh Adams are absolutely radiant in their solo performances, bringing technical agility and depth to Handel’s score. It’s a real treat to see vocalists of […]

Adams’ “roaring chest voice and shrill falsetto”

Posted on Aug 14, 2018 in Hadleigh Adams, Reviews | No Comments
Adams’ “roaring chest voice and shrill falsetto”

“…he barihunk has a brawny voice to back up his toned physique. His final solo was an unsettling display of hysterics — imposingly perched atop a banquet table, Adams leaped erratically between roaring chest voice and shrill falsetto.” — Read more at San Francisco Classical Voice.

Adams’ “fearless” performance with West Edge Opera

Posted on Aug 12, 2018 in Hadleigh Adams, Reviews | No Comments
Adams’ “fearless” performance with West Edge Opera

“In the end, though, much of the production’s success rests on the fearless, steely and musically alert performances of Buck and Adams. Both of them are well known locally as artists who never shy away from a challenge, but their contributions here — which combine imperious technical panache and a lingering air of vulnerability — […]

“Review: Minnesota Opera’s ‘Fellow Travelers’ sings of love in a time of fear”

Posted on Jun 17, 2018 in Artist News, Hadleigh Adams, News, Reviews | No Comments
“Review: Minnesota Opera’s ‘Fellow Travelers’ sings of love in a time of fear”

“Hadleigh Adams not only matches Acosta in charm and vocal power and purity, but makes Hawk a bracing shot of bourbon to Tim’s fortifying milk” — Read more at TwinCities.com Photo: Dan Norman

Cooley, Adams join McGegan and PBO for season finale

Cooley, Adams join McGegan and PBO for season finale

“Santon-Jeffery and Cooley were also among the prime attractions, along with alto Avery Amereau and bass Hadleigh Adams, in the magnificent account of the Beethoven Mass that occupied the first half of the evening…McGegan oversaw the proceedings with a blend of fervor and tenderness.” — Read more at San Francisco Chronicle

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)