Photography by David Yiu
British Bass-Baritone Adam Maxey is in his second year of postgraduate training at the Royal College of Music under the tutelage of Alison Wells, where he is a Linda Hill Scholar. He is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama’s undergraduate programme, where he studied with David Pollard.
Adam’s recent operatic experience includes performing in the RCM International Opera Studio’s productions of Le Nozze di Figaro, as the title role and Peter Maxwell-Davies’ The Lighthouse where he sang the roles of Arthur, Voice of the Cards and Officer 3. In 2018 Adam took part in the Verbier Academy where he performed the role of Ceprano in Rigoletto. He has also performed in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at RCMIOS where he sang the role of Peter Quince, in Hurn Court Opera's production of Acis and Galatea as Polyphemus and in British Youth Opera’s recent production of Judith Weir's The Vanishing Bridegroom as part of the chorus, while covering the role of Eldest Son. Other operatic roles and performances include Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro, Strand Chamber Opera), Moon Man Two (A Trip to the Moon, London Symphony Orchestra) conducted by Sir Simon Rattle in it’s UK premier, Aeneas (Dido and Aneas, Sudbury Choral Society), Marcello (La bohème) and Simone (Gianni Schichi) in the RCM opera scenes and Don Giovanni (Don Giovanni) in GSMD’s opera scenes.
Adam has performed as a soloist across the UK in both recitals of song and sacred pieces; featuring works by Handel, Brahms, Ravel, Vaughn-Williams, Bach and Mozart. These include the Petite Messe Solennelle by G. Rossini, Haydn’s Creation, both Faure’s Requiem and Brahms’ Deutches Requiem, Handel's Messiah and J. S. Bach's Kaffee Kantata, which he performed at the Lewrance St. Jewry Festival in London.
Since joining the RCM, Adam has taken part in master-classes given by Edith Wiens, Roger Vignoles and Ann Murray; whilst at the Verbier festival he was able to sing in master-classes with Dimitri Platanias, Barbra Frittoli, Ekaterina Sementchuk and Thomas Quasthoff.
In the summer of 2019 Adam will be performing in the Glyndeboure Festival Chorus in both Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia and Berlioz’s La damnation de Faust, Adam will also be joining the Opera Course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in September.