Adam Player completed a Bachelor of Music at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music before graduating with a Masters of Music from the Royal Northern College of Music. Adam first performed with Opera Australia in it’s 2006 production of The Pirates of Penzance and has since gone on to perform throughout Australia, the United Kingdom and Europe.
Adam has performed at the Edinburgh Festival, Adelaide Festival, BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall, Lake District International Summer Music Festival, Ryedale Festival, Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall and has performed with companies including Opera Australia, English Touring Opera, Wexford Festival Opera, Garsington Opera, British Youth Opera, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs and the Hallé orchestra.
Adam was awarded the William McLeod Johnstone Prize for male singers from the Royal Northern College of Music, an International Opera Awards Bursary, and in 2018 won the Broadway World Sydney award for Best Supporting Actor in an Opera for his performance in Candide with Sydney Philharmonia Choirs. He appears as an Apostle on the Hallé’s Gramophone award-winning recording of Elgar’s The Apostles, as Soldato I/ Famigliari II on Pinchgut Opera’s recording of L’incoronazione di Poppea and as Registrar in Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour’s DVD of Madama Butterfly. Adam has also been a regular performer at Woolworth’s Carols in the Domain, and has performed in the Thursford Christmas Spectacular, Europe’s largest Christmas show.
Recent roles and covers include Pang, Turandot, Don Curzio, Le Nozze di Figaro and Raoul de St. Brioche, The Merry Widow for Opera Australia, Vanderdendur, Captain, Doctor etc., Candide for Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, Soldato I & Famigliari II, L’incoronazione di Poppea for Pinchgut Opera, Jonathan, Saul for Adelaide Festival and Irus, Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria, Pane & Mercurio, La Calisto, Benoit, La Bohème, Edmondo, L’assedio di Calais for English Touring Opera.