Luther invests the moment with such emotion, such sensitivity, that only the coldest heart can fail to be melted...Opera Going Toronto
This is a versatile artist, able to convey many moods, projecting with ease, remarkable musicality, [and] a captivating voice.Winnipeg Free Press
Tenor Adam Luther was in fine voice. In the Lacrymosa, his work was outstanding, but even more so in the Offertorium and its Hostias section.wolfgangstonic.com
From Newfoundland, Adam Luther is one of Canada’s most exciting and sought after leading tenors. The 2017/18 season will see Mr. Luther in his role debut as Lensky in Eugene Onegin with Calgary Opera and his company debut with Manitoba Opera as Alfredo Germont in La Traviata.
Highlights for the 2016/17 season included Rodolfo in La bohème for Minnesota Opera, Elijah for Chorus Niagara, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte for Pacific Opera Victoria, Messiah for Edmonton Symphony, an Opera Gala for the Sacramento Philharmonic and a return to the 'Salute to Vienna' series in the US.
In the previous season, he sang Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly for Vancouver Opera, Mozart’s Requiem for Symphony Nova Scotia, Alfredo in La Traviata for Orchestre symphonique de Trois Rivières, Cassio in Otello for Pacific Opera Victoria, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte for Calgary Opera and Alfred in Die Fledermaus with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. He was also heard in an Opera Gala for the Johnstown Symphony in Pennsylvania and 'Salute to Vienna' in Chicago, San Diego and Los Angeles.
Mr. Luther’s 2014-2015 season included Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly for Michigan Opera Theater, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte for Edmonton Opera, and both Froh in Das Rheingold and Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly for Pacific Opera Victoria.
Earlier, Mr. Luther was featured in Edmonton Opera’s Salome and he has also been heard in Handel’s Messiah with the Newfoundland Symphony, Dvorak’s Requiem with the Orpheus Choir and Chorus Niagara, Verdi’s Requiem with the Ottawa Choral Society, and in recital with Toronto’s newest vocal series, 'Recitals at Rosedale', with pianist Rachel Andrist.
An Alumnus of the Canadian Opera Company’s Ensemble Studio, his roles with the company included Steuerman in Der Fliegende Holländer and Jaquino in Beethoven’s Fidelio. Anatol in Samuel Barber’s Vanessa was his first role for Pacific Opera Victoria and he has sung Rodolfo in La bohème with Against the Grain Theatre, Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus and Danilo in Die lustige Witwe with Toronto Operetta Theatre, and Jirka in Dvorak’s The Devil and Kate with Opera in Concert. Further credits include Stefano in Filumena in Banff, and Stravinksy’s Renard and Le rossignol at Opéra de Québec.
Mr. Luther received his Bachelor of Music degree from Wilfrid Laurier University as well as a Diploma in Opera from both Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Toronto.