Adrian Thompson

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Adrian Thompson was born in London and trained at the Guildhall School
of Music and Drama where he is now a professor of vocal studies. Operatic
engagements include title role Peter Grimes, Skuratov From the House of the
Dead, Canio I pagliacci (Oper Frankfurt); Snout A Midsummer Night’s Dream
(La Scala); Mao Nixon in China (Toronto); Monostatos Die Zauberflöte, 1st Jew
Salome, Arv Maskarade, Valzacchi Der Rosenkavalier (Royal Opera House);
Florestan Fidelio, Scribe Khovanshchina (Welsh National Opera); Eisslinger
Die Meistersinger (Glyndebourne); Prologue The Turn of the Screw, Michael
Jarrell’s Galilée and Rev Adams Peter Grimes (Grand Théâtre de Genève);
Albert Gregor The Makropulos Case, Erik Der fliegende Holländer, Laca
Jenůfa (Opera Zuid); Mime Das Rheingold/Siegfried (Nationale Reisopera);
title role The Diary of One who Disappeared (Brussels; Aix-en-Provence);
Vitek The Makropulos Case (Nantes Opera); Zivny Osud, Midas Die Liebe
der Danae (Garsington Opera); Bacchus Ariadne auf Naxos (Barbican).
Recent engagements include School Teacher The Cunning Little Vixen
(Glyndebourne); Monostatos (ENO; Opéra National du Rhin); 1st Jew
(Canadian Opera Company); Mime (Longborough Festival); From the House
of the Dead (Strasbourg). Future plans include Goro Madam Butterfly (Scottish
Opera).