Tenor Adam Smith captures his character in a performance of perfectly controlled vocal and dramatic cynicism. At the first night, his jauntily sinister rendition of La donna è mobile brought the house down.
Adam Smith portrayed the innocent Cassio as a humble gentlemen with a touch of naivety. A warmth and shyness in his voice conveyed his character authentically. His chemistry with Stoyanov produced excellent dramatic tension.
Tenor Adam Smith gives his duke a boyish charm, but lets that mask slip to show the callous man beneath. His La Donna E Mobile is not some light froth. It punctuates just how cruel he is.
The tenor Adam Smith, singing Oronte, is definitely one to watch. His performance as Giselda’s lover was charismatic and suited to the romantic tone of voice, which is consistent and rounded. It also possesses incredible shimmer and blade.
Adam Smith’s gleaming tone was perfect for Oronte, the youngster from the opposing gang with whom Giselda falls in love. His Act II aria, the delightful “La mia letizia infondere” was all the more impressive given the competing distractions caused by Annie Miles’ athletic gyrating.