Hailed for his “sonorous and secure voice” (Opera Today), baritone Adam Cannedy is quickly making his way on opera stages across the country. He has appeared with companies including New York City Opera at Lincoln Center, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, The Atlanta Opera, Opera Omaha, Tanglewood Music Center, Central City Opera, Opera North, Lyric Opera Virginia, and Wexford Festival Opera in Wexford, Ireland.
In 2010, Adam made his European debut as The Ballad Singer in the European premiere of Richard Wargo’s Winners at Wexford Festival Opera in Wexford, Ireland, and in April of 2011 made his Lincoln Center debut with New York City Opera as Rooster Wild Thing in Oliver Knussen’s Where the Wild Things Are. In 2012, Adam made his Atlanta Opera debut as El Dancairo in Bizet's Carmen. Last year, he debuted with Opera Omaha as Morales in Carmen; he will return to Omaha in the fall of 2014 appearing as Marullo in Verdi's Rigoletto.
A champion of modern music, Adam has collaborated with and performed for living composers including Carlisle Floyd, William Bolcom, Stephen Paulus, Richard Wargo, Peter Ash, Simon Sargon, Oliver Knussen, Ned Rorem, and Philip Glass. Most recently he performed in the world premiere of Peter Ash’s The Golden Ticket with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and again in its European premiere in Wexford, Ireland. In 2011, Adam performed Schumann’s Dichterliebe as a part of Jon Maran’s play Old WickedSongs at The Marcella Sembrich Opera Museum’s concert series at Lake George, New York. In 2011 he completed 2 years as a resident artist at The Opera Institute at Boston University where he performed leading roles including Frank Chambers in Stephen Paulus’ The Postman Always Rings Twice, Olin Blitch in Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah, Don Alfonso in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte, Lord Capulet in Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette, and Chucho in the staged premiere of William Bolcom’s Lucrezia; he also recently appeared as an emerging artist with Virginia Opera.