"The best singing came from Adrian Ward, a lyric tenor of abundant promise, clear and dulcet of sound, caring of words and music.”
- Chicago Tribune
Adrian trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, both as an undergraduate and postgraduate on the Opera Course gaining a Masters Degree in Music with Distinction. He is a recipient of the Royal Over-Seas League Singers Prize and winner of the prestigious Young Concert Artist Trust (YCAT) held in London at the Wigmore Hall. During this time he was an Independent Opera Fellowship Award winner, a Susan Chilcott Scholar and a finalist in both the Richard Tauber and Kathleen Ferrier competitions.
His operatic roles include, Orpheus in Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld for Scottish Opera, Apprentice Die Meistersinger and Autumn The Fairy Queen for Glyndebourne Festival Opera where he also covered Ferrando cosi fan tutte. His other roles include Don Ottavio Don Giovanni at The Sage Gateshead for Samling Opera, Fracto Prophet and Loss by Julian Grant in the Oundle International Festival, Opera Highlights tour with Scottish Opera, Tamino Die Zauberflöte, Horace Gounod’s La Colombe and The Brazilian in Offenbach’s La Vie Parisienne at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Gonzalve L’heure espagnole and Sailor Dido and Aeneus for the English Bach Festival.
Concert performances include Messiah with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Proms with Glyndebourne’s The Fairy Queen, A Child Of Our Time at The Anvil, Elgar's The Kingdom with the Chichester Singers, Handel’s Solomon for Windsor and Eton Choral Society, a gala concert with the Aachen Symphony Orchestra at the Theatre Royale de la Monnaie in Brussels, Bach’s B Minor Mass at the Snape Maltings in Aldeburgh, Haydn’s Nelson Mass with the London Mozart Players at the Cadogan Hall, Stravinsky Mass in G and Britten’s Misericordium with the London Chorus and Messiahwith Sir David Willcocks and the English Festival Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall.
Adrian runs a private practice offering private voice lessons in Brighton and Hove. To book a singing lesson in Brighton click on the button below.