Tenor Adrian Kramer has earned critical praise in recent seasons with companies throughout North America for his vocal appeal and strong theatrical engagement. Opera Canada said of Adrian’s performance with Opera Philadelphia as Normanno in Lucia di Lammermoor, “Kramer showed both baritone heft and tenorial ring…Who knows where Kramer's voice will take him?”
Adrian made an especially successful debut with San Diego Opera as Don José in La tragédie de Carmen. He has also appeared as Gérard in Philip Glass’s Les enfants terribles and as Ralph Rackstraw in HMS Pinafore, as well as making his off-Broadway debut in collaboration with Ensemble for the Romantic Century as the Tenor in Tchaikovsky: None But the Lonely Heart.
Particularly in demand for operatic highlight concert programs, Adrian has been heard as the Duca di Mantova in Rigoletto, Rodolfo in La bohème, Ferrando in Così fan tutte, and Alfredo in La traviata.
He has fulfilled young artist residencies with Santa Fe Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Glimmerglass Opera, and Ravinia's Steans Music Institute. Adrian was awarded the Campbell Wachter Memorial Award for Singers from Santa Fe Opera and the Chalmers Professional Development Grant from the Ontario Arts Council, as well as winning the Louis Quilico Competition (grand prize) and the Juilliard Honors Recital Competition.
Adrian is also a six-time grant recipient from the Jacqueline Desmarais Foundation. He earned his Master of Music in Opera at the Curtis Institute of Music and his Bachelor of Music in Voice at the Juilliard School.
To learn more about Adrian, visit his website.