Adam Marsden (March 2012)
Adam Marsden (baritone) graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music where he studied with Robert Alderson. He is in his second year at the Royal Academy Opera course studying with Mark Wildman and Dominic Wheeler. Whilst at the Royal Academy of Music Adam gained second prize in the Richard Lewis Award and participated in the Solti Te Kanawa Accademia di Bel Canto.

His operatic roles include James Meredith in the world premiere of Kommilitonen! composed by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and directed by David Pountney, Somarone Beatrice et Benedict conducted by Sir Colin Davis and directed by John Copley, Tiger Brown Die Dreigroschenoper for RAO, Father (cover) Hansel and Gretel for Opera North, Zuniga Carmen for Mananan International Opera Festival, Don Inigo Gomez L’heure espagnole, Antonio Le nozze di Figaro, Kuligin Katya Kabanova for RNCM Opera and Jupiter Castor et Pollux for the Yorke Trust . Adam premièred the revised Small Tales, Tall Tales: A Grimm sequence by Kenneth Hesketh with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic’s Ensemble 10/10.

On the concert platform Adam’s performances have included Beethoven Symphony No. 9, Handel’s Hercules, Israel in Egypt and Messiah, Janacek’s Glagolitic Mass, Mendelssohn’s St Paul and Elijah, Mozart’s Requiem and Coronation Mass and Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle.

Upcoming performances include Sprecher in Die Zauberflöte for RAO. Adam would like to thank the Countess of Munster Trust, Ferrey Scholarship, the Kathleen Trust, Fordyce Scholarship, Porter Selleck Award and the Josephine Baker Trust for supporting his studies at the Royal Academy of Music.