Hailed for his “sonorous and secure voice” (Opera Today), baritone Adam Cannedy is quickly making his way on opera stages across the country. A champion of contemporary opera, Mr. Cannedy has collaborated with and performed for living composers including Carlisle Floyd, Ned Rorem, Oliver Knussen, William Bolcom, Stephen Paulus, Simon Sargon, Richard Wargo, Peter Ash, Philip Glass. Mr. Cannedy has performed with New York City Opera at Lincoln Center, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Atlanta Opera, Opera Omaha, Lyric Opera of Virginia Opera, Opera North, the Tanglewood Music Center’s Contemporary Music Festival, Center for Contemporary Opera, Light Opera of New York, and Ireland’s Wexford Festival Opera.
Premieres in which Mr. Cannedy has performed include the staged premiere of William Bolcom’s Lucrezia (Chucho); the world premiere of Simon Sargon’s The Singing Violin (Baron Frederick); the world premiere of Peter Ash’s The Golden Ticket (Oompa Loompa) with Opera Theatre of St. Louis; and the European premieres of both The Golden Ticket and Richard Wargo’s Winners (Ballad Singer) during the 2010 season of Wexford Festival Opera, the occasion of Mr. Cannedy’s European debut.
Throughout the 2016–2017 season, Mr. Cannedy makes a series of role and company debuts, joining Center for Contemporary Opera as Mason and Mr. Briggs in the world premiere of Louis Karchin’s Jane Eyre; Opera San José as Audebert in the West Coast premiere of Kevin Puts’ Silent Night; Opera Upper West as Older Thompson in Tom Cipullo’s Glory Denied; and On Site Opera as Almaviva in the current US premiere production of Milhaud’s La mère coupable.