"... a resonant, through-the-mask lyric tenor possessed of that enigmatic ear-catching quality that the Italians call squillo." Michael Vaughn, San Jose Metro
Northern California native Adam Flowers recently performed in Pocket Opera’s production of von Flotow’s Martha as Lionel, a role debut, in March of 2016. In November of 2016, Adam performed the tenor solo in Mozart’s Requiem Mass for St. Ignatius of San Francisco in a joint performance with University of San Francisco, St. Ignatius Preperatory School, & St. Vincent DePaul parish. In July of 2015, Mr. Flowers performed The Soldier in Richard Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos. In March of 2015, Adam made his company & role debuts for Lamplighters Music Theater’s production of Leonard Bernstein's Candide as The Governor/Captain Vanderdender.
Mr. Flowers returned to the role of Ferrando in Mozart’s Cosí fan tutte for the University of California Berkeley Symphony Orchestra in August of 2014. Adam created the role of Ishi in a workshop concert of John Beeman’s new Opera Ishi Emerges in June of 2014. 2013 included a return to West Bay Opera & Festival Opera as Roderigo in their joint production of Verdi’s Otello in May & June. May 2011 found Adam performing the roles Abraham Kaplan & Dick McGann in Kurt Weill’s Street Scene with Oakland-East Bay Symphony. Adam reprised the role of Chevalier des Grieux with Pocket Opera’s production of Massenet’s Manon in April of 2011.
In December of 2010 he appeared as Lt. Worthing, a role he created, in the World Premiere of Michael Taylor’s A Truce of Carols at Mission City Opera for the second time in as many years. July 2010 found him in Pheonix Hall in Osaka, Japan where he performed the role of Mario Cavaradossi in Puccini’s Tosca. Mr. Flowers performed the role of Edgardo in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor with North Bay Opera in Fairfield, California in March of 2010. He also created the role of Paolo in Peter Josheff’s World Premiere of Inferno: The Second Ring for Goat Hall Productions in Berkeley, CA in June of 2009. He made his company debuts for Sacramento Opera as Rodolfo in La Boheme and Hoffmann in The Tales of Hoffmann for Berkeley Opera in Winter/Spring of 2009. October 2008 found him at Houston’s Opera in the Heights as Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly. In July 2008 he performed Alfredo in Verdi’s La Traviata at Musashino Kokkaido in Tokyo, Japan. He assayed Tybalt in Romeo et Juliette at Hawaii Opera Theatre in February 2008. Mr. Flowers sang Rodolfo in Opera Idaho’s production of La Boheme in October of 2007.
Mr. Flowers was also one of ten finalists out of 140 entrants in the first annual Irene Dalis Vocal Competition in San Jose, CA in June of 2007. In March of 2007 he performed Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte at Rimrock Opera. Mr. Flowers performed Macduff in Macbeth, Gherman in Tchaikovsky’s Pikovaya Dama and Camille in The Merry Widow at West Bay Opera in the 2006-07 season. In June of 2006 he performed the roles of Lord Lechery, Interpreter and Mr. By-Ends and made his directorial debut in the West Coast premiere of Ralph Vaughan Williams' Pilgrim's Progress with Trinity Lyric Opera in Walnut Creek, California.
In July of 2006 he completed a five year Artist-In-Residency for Opera San Jose, performing over 32 roles including Rodolfo in Puccini's La Boheme, Don Ottavio in Mozart's Don Giovanni, Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte, Nemorino in L'Elisir D'Amore, Tamino in The Magic Flute, Faust in Faust, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, Chevalier des Grieux in Manon, Fenton in Falstaff, Gustavo III in Verdi's Un Ballo in maschera, Judge Danforth in Ward's The Crucible, Erik in The Flying Dutchman, Don Jose in Carmen, Mario Cavaradossi in Tosca, Turridu in Cavalleria Rusticana, Nadir in The Pearl Fishers, Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus, and Manrico in Il Trovatore.
In the concert repertoire, Mr. Flowers has performed the tenor solos from both Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and Mozart’s Messa di Requiem with Oakland-East Bay Symphony, Symphony Parnassus, Winchester Symohony, Midsomer Mozart, and Symphony Silicon Valley in March of 2006 under the baton of Maestro George Cleve. In 2002 Mr. Flowers was the featured soloist with the Stockton Symphony conducted by Maestro Peter Jaffe.
Mr. Flowers is currently a member of the San Francisco Opera Chorus. He is a teaching artist for the San Francisco Opera Guild’s Book To Bravo, Voices For Social Justice, & Opera a la Carte Educational programs. Adam is also a memeber of the Skywalker Sound Singers, recording film scores & video game soundtracks at Skywalker Ranch for Lucasfilm & LucasArts. He is the Tenor Section Leader at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in San Francisco, CA.
In May of 2016, Adam will make a return the Musical Theater stage for the first time since his senior year in High School as the Italian movie star Vittorio Vidal in Coleman & Field’s Sweet Charity with Hillbarn Theatre.
Mr. Flowers completed his musical training at San Jose State University where he received his Bachelor of Arts and currently studies with Deborah Benedict, Dewey Camp, and Joseph Frank.