Adam Flowers, Tenor | Opera San Jose  

2000 – 2006

Recent performances for ADAM FLOWERS include Pocket Opera’s production of von Flotow’s Martha in March 2016 where he had a role debut as Lionel. In November of 2016, Mr. Flowers performed the tenor solo in Mozart’s Requiem Mass for St. Ignatius of San Francisco in a joint performance with University of San Francisco, St. Ignatius Preparatory School, and St. Vincent DePaul parish. In July of 2015, he performed The Soldier in Richard Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos with Festival Opera, and in March 2015, made his company and role debuts for Lamplighters Music Theater’s production of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide as The Governor/Captain Vanderdender.

During the 2014-15 season, Mr. Flowers appeared as Ferrando in Mozart’s Cosí fan tutte for the University of California’s Berkeley Symphony Orchestra in August of 2014. He also created the role of Ishi in a workshop concert of John Beeman’s new work Ishi Emerges in June of 2014. 2013 included a return to West Bay Opera and Festival Opera as Roderigo in their joint production of Verdi’s Otello in May and June. Other roles performed included Abraham Kaplan and Dick McGann in Kurt Weill’s Street Scene with Oakland-East Bay Symphony.

Other roles performed included the Chevalier des Grieux with Pocket Opera’s production of Massenet’s Manon in April of 2011. In December of 2010 he appeared as Lt. Worthing, a role he created, in the world premiere of Michael Taylor’s A Truce of Carols at Mission City Opera. July 2010 found him in Phoenix Hall in Osaka, Japan where he performed the role of Mario Cavaradossi in Puccini’s Tosca.  He also performed the role of Edgardo in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor with North Bay Opera in Fairfield, California in March of 2010.

Other recent appearances featured him as Rodolfo (La bohème) with Pacific Repertory Opera and was a a featured soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with Oakland East Bay Symphony. Other recent performances included the roles of E.T.A. Hoffman (Tales of Hoffman) with Berkeley Opera, Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) with Opera in the Heights, Capitano (La Llorona)  in Santa Fe and Rodolfo (La bohème) with Sacramento Opera.

In the 2007 – 2008 season, Mr. Flowers performed the roles of Camille (The Merry Widow) for West Bay Opera, Rodolfo (La bohème) for Opera Idaho, Tybalt (Roméo et Juliette) for Hawaii Opera Theater, and made his international debut as Alfredo (La traviata) in Tokyo, Japan. On the concert stage, Mr. Flowers was the tenor soloist in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with Symphony Parnassus in San Francisco and was a featured soloist in Opera Idaho’s Opera Under the Stars Concert.

After leaving the company in Spring 2006, Mr. Flowers performed the role of Interpreter/Lord Lechery in the world premiere of Pilgrim’s Progress with Trinity Opera of Walnut Creek. During the 2006 – 2007 season, he also performed the role of Ghermann (The Queen of Spades) and Macduff (Macbeth) with West Bay Opera, and Ferrando (Così fan tutte) for Rimrock Opera. With the Winchester Orchestra, Mr. Flowers performed the role of King Kaspar in Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors. Mr. Flowers was named a finalist in the Inaugural Irene Dalis Vocal Competition held on June 1, 2007.

While a member of OSJ’s resident company, Mr. Flowers performed the roles of Judge Danforth (The Crucible), Gustavus III (A Masked Ball), Rodolfo (La bohème), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Don Basilio (Le nozze di Figaro), Cavaradossi (Tosca), Don José (Carmen), Erik (Der fliegende Holländer), Turridu (Cavalleria rusticana), Nadir (Les Pêcheurs de perles) and Eisenstein (Die Fledermaus).  A Northern California native,  Mr. Flowers made his Opera San José debut as Carlson in Floyd’s Of Mice and Men in the 1997 – 1998 season.

Other roles performed for Opera San José include the title role in Faust, Manrico (Il trovatore), Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), Fenton (Falstaff), Ferrando (Così fan tutte), Chevalier des Grieux  (Manon), Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly), Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore) Borsa (Rigoletto), Fiorello (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Remendado (Carmen), Gastone (La traviata)  Sellem (The Rake’s Progress), Tybalt (Roméo et Juliette), Normanno (Lucia di Lammermoor), First Priest and First Armored Guard (Die Zauberflöte), and St. Brioche (The Merry Widow).

Mr. Flowers is currently a full-time member of the San Francisco Opera Chorus. For additional information, please visit Mr. Flower’s website:

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