Canadian tenor Adrian Kramer has joined opera companies throughout North America in recent seasons, earning critical praise for his vocal appeal and his strong theatrical engagement. In 2018 he makes his Edmonton Opera debut as Ralph Rackstraw in HMS Pinafore and his Florentine Opera debut in the company's Viva Opera! gala concert; later in the year he returns to Florentine Opera as Villiers, Duke of Buckingham in Carlisle Floyd's Prince of Players. In 2017 he made an especially successful San Diego Opera debut as Don José in La tragédie de Carmen.
Additional recent operatic commitments include performances with Opera Omaha, as Bill in Jonathan Dove's Flight and as Joe in the company premiere of La fanciulla del West, and Santa Fe Opera, where he performed Borsa in Rigoletto, the Second Nazarene in Salome, Owen's Son in the world premiere of Jennifer Higdon's Cold Mountain, and the Second Bodyguard in the American premiere of Huang Ruo's Dr. Sun Yat-sen. Mr. Kramer has also appeared with Toronto Operetta Theatre as Nanki-Poo in The Mikado, Toronto's Opera 5 in a double bill of Offenbach's Ba-ta- clan and Hahn's L'île du rêve, and Tapestry Opera in their multi-media Tap: Ex Revolutions.
A seasoned performer on the concert platform, Mr. Kramer's oratorio and symphonic repertoire includes Elijah (Kingston Symphony Orchestra), Vaughan Williams' Hodie (Talisker Players), Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 (Canzona Chamber Players Orchestra), and Messiah (Sault Symphony Orchestra). Particularly in demand for operatic highlight concert programs, he has been heard in excerpt form as the Duca di Mantova in Rigoletto and Rodolfo in La bohème with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra, Ferrando in Così fan tutte at the Glenn Gould Studio, and the Duca di Mantova in Rigoletto, Rodolfo in La bohème, and Alfredo in La traviata with the Kingston Symphony Orchestra.
Initially training as a baritone, Ms. Kramer's credits in that repertoire include performances with Chicago Opera Theater, Canadian Opera Company, the Castleton Festival, Cal Performances, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York Festival of Song and Glimmerglass Opera.
As an emerging artist, Mr. Kramer gained recognition and encouragement from prestigious North American classical music institutions. He has fulfilled young artist residencies with Santa Fe Opera (in both 2014 and 2015), Canadian Opera Company, Glimmerglass Opera, Chautauqua Institution and Ravinia's Steans Music Institute. He was awarded the Chalmers Professional Development Grant from the Ontario Arts Council and the Campbell Wachter Memorial Award for Singers from Santa Fe Opera, as well as winning the Louis Quilico Competition (grand prize) and the Juilliard Honors Recital Competition. Mr. Kramer is also a proud six-time grant recipient from the Jacqueline Desmarais Foundation.
Mr. Kramer earned his MM in Opera at the Curtis Institute of Music and his BM in Voice at the Juilliard School.
Adrian is represented by Couret & Werner Artist Management,
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