Du gai soleil: Werther (Jules Massenet)
Tori Tedeschi Adams, soprano
Robert Brooks Carlson, piano
Tori Tedeschi Adams is an exciting young soprano whose rich yet effervescent voice and talent for storytelling has quickly caught the attention of the opera world. This past summer, Ms. Adams was a Young Artist with The Glimmerglass Festival where she appeared as Liesl in The Sound of Music and covered both Frasquita in Carmen and Mimi in the world premiere of Tenor Overboard.
While attending the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Ms. Adams had the opportunity to sing the roles of Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro and Bianca in La rondine. Other recent credits include Constance in Dialogues des Carmélites, Despina in Così fan tutte, Miles and Flora in The Turn of the Screw, and Gretel in Hänsel und Gretel.
Passionate about new music, Ms. Adams performed in the world premiere productions of Douglas Cuomo’s Doubt with Minnesota Opera and Susan Kander’s The Giver with Project Opera, originating the role of Jonas. She has participated in the workshops of acclaimed operas including Paul Moravec’s The Shining with Minnesota Opera and Kevin Puts’The Hours with Cincinnati Opera/Opera Fusion which will see its premiere at The Metropolitan Opera this season.
In concert, Ms. Adams has performed as the featured soloist in David Evan Thomas’s To Live in This World with Music in the Vineyards and Fauré’s Requiem with the Oberlin Conservatory Orchestra. She also presented a solo recital at Salon se Lêve Minneapolis and has appeared with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra as a guest artist.
In addition to The Glimmerglass Festival, Ms. Adams has been a Young Artist with SongFest and Oberlin in Italy. She has received honors from the ThreeArts Foundation, Thursday Musical, the National YoungArts Foundation, and the VSA International Young Soloists Competition, which led to her Kennedy Center debut.
Ms. Adams earned her Bachelor of Music degree from Oberlin Conservatory and her Master of Music degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.