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Adrian Thompson


Adrian is one of Britain’s leading operatic character tenors, long established on the stages of Covent Garden, Glyndebourne, English National Opera, Welsh National Opera and Garsington Festival. Internationally, his guest appearances have included Snout A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Teatro alla Scala, Albert Gregor The Makropoulos Case for Opera Zuid and Cologne Opera, title role Peter Grimes, Skuratov From The House Of The Dead and Canio Il Pagliacci for Oper Frankfurt and The Diary of one who Disappeared for La Monnaie and the Aix-en-Provence Festival, and Emperor Turandot for Canadian Opera Company. Adrian received extraordinary critical acclaim for his February 2020 performance as Mime Siegfried in the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Ring Cycle conducted by Vladimir Jurowski. Highlights of the 2021-22 season included Scott Stroman's new comic opera The Weekend at London's Bloomsbury Theatre and a return to Grange Park Opera.  Much of his 2022-23 season is devoted to his role as professor of vocal studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

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Peter Hoare and Adrian Thompson perform at Grange Park Opera

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Posted 07/06/2021.

Peter Hoare makes his debut in the lead role as Mr Brouček and fellow tenor, Adrian Thompson, takes on the roles of Spoteck, Vojta, Raincek and Mirosla in Leoš Janáček's The Excursions of Mr Brouček at Grange Park Opera. David Pountney directs Janáček’s warm comedy of errors about a bourgeois landlord who gripes at the whole world and drowns his life in a glass of beer. Performed in English, the opera is conducted by George Jackson and other members of the cast include Fflur Wyn, Mark le Brocq, Andrew Shore, Clive Bayley and Anne-Marie Owens. The production opens on 9 June, with further performances on 18, 26, 29 June and 7 July.

Forthcoming highlights for Peter in the 2022-23 season include Steuermann Der Fliegende Hollander and Pong Turandot for the Hamburg State Opera and Governor Candide for the Opera de Lyon.

Adrian will be devoting much of his time to teaching as Professor of Vocal Studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

For more information on the production, visit the Grange Park Opera website here.