with the San Francisco Symphony Chorus
October 19, 21, & 22, 2023
Beethoven's 9th Symphony Conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas
with the San Francisco Symphony
September 30, 2023
Adam has performed principal tenor roles in opera houses throughout North America, Hawaii, and Japan. In July 2006 he completed a five-year artist-in-residency for Opera San Jose, performing over 32 roles. He has performed with the San Francisco Opera Chorus, San Francisco Symphony Chorus, and was the tenor section leader at San Francisco’s St. Ignatius Church Choir from 2014 to 2020. Adam is a certified Music Together™ teacher, teaching music to infants and toddlers in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is currently a teaching artist for Pacific Singers & Actors Workshop and was their Program Coordinator from 2019-2023, He is a teaching artist for both Cantare Con Vivo in their in-school music education program for 3rd-5th graders in the Oakland Unified School District and the San Francisco Opera Guild’s Book To Bravo educational program with students in the 5th-12th grades. He is a voice student of Sheri Greenawald and Deborah Benedict.
Adam has written feature articles for San Francisco Opera's production programs and the SF Opera Board of Directors quarterly newsletter Behind the Curtain. He has also written marketing copy and promotional copy for West Edge Opera in Berkeley, CA and served as their press relations associate. Writing examples are available upon request.
performance, teaching, and life
Pique Dame Storm Scene
Adam Flowers as Lord Lechery in "Pilgrim's Progress"
Pique Dame Act III, scene i
Pique Dame Final Scene
Teaching kids that music is fun!
Follow Teacher Adam's Adventures
the word on the street
Reviews and Endorsements
In Opera San Jose's Production of L'Elisir D'Amore:
"The most well-deployed voice, however, belongs to Flowers, a resonant, through-the-mask lyric tenor possessed of that enigmatic ear-catching quality that the Italians call squillo. He also sports a completely brakeless passage to head voice, allowing him to slip into suddenly soft, high tones for effects both comic and poignant; the latter is highlighted in Nemorino's plaintive song of hope, "Una furtiva lagrima" ("A furtive tear"). Flowers adorns the cadenza at the end of the famed aria with lovely silences..."