Opera Biography - concise

Tenor/composer ADAM KLEIN's career began at The Metropolitan Opera in 1970: for four years he was a boy chorister and soloist, appearing as Yniold in PELLÉAS ET MÉLISANDE and Zweiter Knabe in DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE. Recent Met performances include Loge in DAS RHEINGOLD, the Witch in HANSEL AND GRETEL, Yaryshkin in THE NOSE, Števa in JENŮFA, Chekalinsky in PIQUE DAME, Chevalier Delaforce in DIALOGUES DES CARMÉLITES and Elemer in ARABELLA; covers include Maler/Neger and Alwa in LULU, Aron in MOSES UND ARON, Tom Rakewell in THE RAKE'S PROGRESS and Mephisotpheles in DOKTOR FAUST, to name a few.

Regional credits (alphabetically by composer): Florestan, Don José, Peter Quint, Sly (Dusapin's FAUSTUS, THE LAST NIGHT), Sam (SUSANNAH), Faust (Gounod), Roméo (Gounod), Canio, Werther, Belmonte, Tamino, Hoffmann, Des Grieux (Puccini), Rodolfo, Pinkerton, Luigi (IL TABARRO), Cavaradossi, Bacchus, Narraboth, Herod, Polo (Tan Dun's MARCO POLO), Vaudémont (Tchaikovsky's IOLANTA), Radamès, Otello, il Duca (RIGOLETTO), Manrico, Erik (DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER), and Judge Danforth (Ward's THE CRUCIBLE) — with opera companies across North America from Portland east to Portland west and Edmonton to El Paso.

Concert highlights: Siegmund in DIE WALKÜRE (Act I) in Princeton NJ and Charleston WV; Tenor Solo/Doctor Marianus in Mahler's EIGHTH SYMPHONY with the Boston Philharmonic; Sly in FAUSTUS, THE LAST NIGHT with Radio Kamer Filharmonie at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Holland; several "Three Tenors: The Next Generation" concerts with conductor Thomas Conlin; the record for most solo appearances with the New York Choral Society under John Daly Goodwyn.

Compositions: two operas: LEITHIAN, based on a J. R. R. Tolkien story, premiered in concert in 2006 and 2007, New York City; and GOLDIE LOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS, a children's opera about tolerance based on the classic fairy tale. Soundfiles and scores available from this page of his website. Also a choral symphony, De philosophia de Scientia, in final stages of formatting and recording.

Recordings: Mime in SIEGFRIED (forging scene) with the State Symphony of Russia (Naxos), the Doctor in IMPROVEMENT: DON LEAVES LINDA (Ashley) (Elektra/Nonesuch), and a solo part on If, Bwana's I, ANGELICA on the Pogus label. Also many privately produced and printed CDs of concerts, improvisations and and compositions.

For bookings and commissions, contact Adam or his agent via the Contact page.