Quartett - Luca Francesconi

Quartett  - Cory Weaver

Reviews are out

Quartett debuted on 11th Augst 2018 at The Craneway 

The two singers delivered astonishingly fearless performances. Baritone Hadleigh Adams was an impressive Valmont, singing with dark strength and supple, expressive tone.
— Georgia Rowe, Opera News
Much of the production’s success rests on the fearless, steely and musically alert performances of Buck and Adams. Both of them are well known locally as artists who never shy away from a challenge, but their contributions here — which combine imperious technical panache and a lingering air of vulnerability — are on a whole new level.

“I hope my performance did not bore you,” Adams’ characters sings — hopefully, archly, slightly menacingly — toward the end of the opera. Not in the least, my friend; not in the least.
— Joshua Kosman, San Francisco Chronicle
As Valmont, Adams slowly descended into lecherous madness over the course of the evening. By the end of the opera, he was half-dressed and drunkenly teetering on a single high heel. His final solo was an unsettling display of hysterics — imposingly perched atop a banquet table, Adams leaped erratically between roaring chest voice and shrill falsetto. But as his character succumbed to the poison Merteuil slipped him, the baritone softened to a pathetic gasping to deliver a line filled with spiteful irony: “It’s good to be a woman and not a winner.”
— Joe Cadagin, San Francisco Classical Voice

European Debut

In March 2019, Hadleigh will be making his European debut in a brand new production of Sondheim's "A Little Night Music". Hadleigh will be claying Carl Magnus, in a series of ten performances with the Nederlands ReisOper.

 Tosca, San Francisco Opera, Fall 2019

Tosca, San Francisco Opera, Fall 2019

Return to san francisco opera

After finishing his Adler Fellowship with the San Francisco Opera in 2014, this fall will mark Hadleigh's returns to company in a brand new production of Puccini's Tosca, playing the fleeing head of the resistance, Angelotti.