About Adam

 

 

American tenor, Adam Juran, is noted for his rich voice and intense, heartfelt performances. Initially trained as a baritone, he didn't discover his true voice until much later.

His early successes were in the lyric repertoire: Papageno in Die Zauberflöte with Operafestival di Roma, the title role in Eugene Onegin with Bel Cantanti, Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Count Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro and Marcello in La Bohème with Opera Fresca in Mendocino, California. The role of the Pirate King in Pirates of Penzance he performed over 60 times.

In the summer of 2008, just when he felt the stars were aligning and he was ready to audition for management, he made a startling discovery. While preparing for a concert that includes some of Gabriel Kahane's Craigslistlieder, he discovered that he was actually a tenor. After so many years singing baritone, the transition was immensely challenging. When he returned to the stage, he started with shorter, less demanding roles: First Armored Man in Die Zauberflöte, Lenski in Eugene Onegin, and Alfred in Die Fledermaus.

As Adam's tenor voice developed and solidified, he was able to move into more appropriate repertoire. First came Don Jose in Carmen with both MetroWest Opera (now MassOpera) in Boston and with dell'Arte Opera Ensemble in New York. Later he sang Jenik in The Bartered Bride with Bethesda Summer Music Festival near his home town of Washington, DC.

He has frequently sung concerts and recitals throughout Europe, particularly Northern Sweden where he has often performed with the Härnösand Opera Academy and Festival. Several times he has been a guest artist with The Cast, a genre-busting opera band based in Berlin. In April 2018 he sang as the tenor soloist at Musica Mallorca's opera gala at Musikfest im Theater Eichenkranz Gartenreich Dessau-Wörlitz. Last September the Huygens Festival in The Hague featured Adam, Jean-Ronald Lafond, and Christopher Bradley in a hugely successful Three Tenors concert.

Upcoming engagements include a concert of opera excerpts with Ivan Thirion and Iris Hendrickx, Cavaradossi (role and house debut) in Tosca with Oper in der Krypta in Vienna, Austria, as well as additional concerts and recitals in Brussels and Warsaw.