Adrian Ward

Samling Artist Programme: 2005

Adrian trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, both as an undergraduate and postgraduate on the Opera Course. In 2008 he won the Royal Over-Seas League Singers Prize and in 2007 he was selected for representation by Young Concert Artist Trust (YCAT) in London. During this time he was an Independent Opera Fellowship Award winner, a Susan Chilcott Scholar and a finalist in both the Richard Tauber and Kathleen Ferrier competitions.

His roles include, Orpheus in Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld for Scottish Opera, Apprentice Die Meistersinger and Autumn The Fairy Queen for Glyndebourne Festival Opera where he also covered Ferrando Così fan tutte. His other roles include Don Ottavio Don Giovanni Sage Gateshead for Samling Opera, Fracto Prophet and Loss by Julian Grant in the Oundle International Festival, Opera Highlights tour with Scottish Opera, Tamino Die Zauberflöte, Horace Gounod’s La Colombe and The Brazilian in Offenbach’s La Vie Parisienne at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Gonzalve L’heure espagnole and Sailor Dido and Aeneus for the English Bach Festival.

Concert performances include Messiah with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Proms with Glyndebourne’s The Fairy Queen, A Child Of Our Time at The Anvil, Elgar’s The Kingdom with the Chichester Singers, Handel’s Solomon for Windsor and Eton Choral Society, a gala concert with the Aachen Symphony Orchestra at the Theatre Royale de la Monnaie in Brussels, Bach’s B Minor Mass at the Snape Maltings in Aldeburgh, Haydn’s Nelson Mass with the London Mozart Players at the Cadogan Hall, Stravinsky Mass in G and Britten’s Misericordium with the London Chorus and Messiah with Sir David Willcocks and the English Festival Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall.

As a recitalist he has appeared at the Wigmore Hall, Bridgewater Hall, St John’s Smith Square and King’s Place. He has sung for the Brighton Festival, Oxford Lieder Festival, Songmakers’ Almanac, the Schubert Institute (Austria) and the Steans Institute at the Ravinia Festival in Chicago.

Adrian is currently training to become an Alexander Technique Practioner and continues his vocal development with Paul Farrington.