Adam is a Two Temple Place Fellow and is generously supported by Alison and Malcolm Thwaites, Lisa Newick and Chris Ball.
British tenor Adam Temple-Smith began studying music at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester. He went on to the Royal Northern College of Music, from which he graduated in 2016. During his time at the RNCM, Adam was a finalist in the 2012 Kathleen Ferrier Society Bursary for Young Singers, and was awarded The Pamela Hart Prize. He was the winner of the 2013 Alexander Young Song Prize and a finalist in the 2015 Strauss Prize. Adam was also awarded the Oglesby Scholarship for 2015/16. Adam has performed at various national and international festivals, including Garsington Opera, with roles including First Armed Man and Second Priest in the 2018 production of The Magic Flute. He also covered the role of Tom Rakewell in the 2017 production of The Rake’s Progress at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence. Adam was also the cover Apprentice in the Royal Opera House’s 2017 production of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. Previous roles at RNCM and British Youth Opera include Eurimaco Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria, Camille The Merry Widow, Lysander Midsummer Night’s Dream, Ferrando Così fan tutte, Don Ottavio Don Giovanni, Renzo The Little Green Swallow and Satyvan Savitri. On the concert platform, Adam has performed a wide variety of works including Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s Creation and Nelson Mass, Britten’s Saint Nicolas, and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and Choral Fantasia. Adam is also supported by a Help Musicians UK Sybil Tutton Award.