Adirondack Life Magazine Best of 2015

former young artists

Former Seagle Music Colony Artists are now performing in opera houses throughout the United States and across the world including The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Houston Grand Opera, San Francisco Opera, Washington National Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Glimmerglass Opera and many others. Other former artists have had leading Broadway roles and many are teaching vocal arts and theatre related subjects at the college level.

Many former artists keep in touch via subscription to our online newsletter, the Seagle Colony Chronicle.

Michael AdamsSpotlight on Michael Adams, baritone

In the short time since Michael was a young artist at Seagle Music Colony in 2012 and 2013, he has made a big splash in the opera world.  In fact, he appears in the October 2015 issue of Opera News magazine as one of 25 young singers to watch, and just this past year was a national semi-finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, making it all the way to the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House in March.  During the 2015-16 season, Michael joins the ensemble of the Deutsche Oper in Berlin where he will sing numerous roles including Ping in Turandot, the Marquis in La traviata and Harašta in The Cunning Little Vixen.  While in Europe he’ll also sing in a new production of Alcina in Geneva and then return the U.S. next summer to sing Lescaut in Manon at Des Moines Metro Opera.

After his time at the Colony, Michael completed two years at the prestigious Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia where he sang many major roles including Valentine in Faust, Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, Taddeo in The Italian Girl in Algiers and Schaunard in La bohème among others. 

During the summers while at AVA, Michael was first a studio artist at Wolf Trap Opera in 2014 and then a Resident Artist at Santa Fe Opera in 2015.  His professional debut was made at Fort Worth Opera while still completing his undergraduate studies at Texas Christian University and he was also entrusted with covers of major roles while in Fort Worth.

In addition to his placement in the Met competition, Michael was a 2015 first place winner in the Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition, the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation International Vocal Competition, and the Mario Lanza Competition; the recipient of the namesake award from the Nelson Eddy Foundation; third place in the Giulo Gari Foundation International Vocal Competition, and fifth place in the Loren L. Zachary Competition.

Seagle audiences will remember Michael as a dashing Don Giovanni and a passionate Eugene Onegin from his time on the stage in Schroon Lake.  All of us here can say we saw him on his way up and helped to make him the superstar of opera that he is on track to become.  Keep up with Michael via his website:

Here are some other former Seagle Music Colony aritsts to watch for:

Javier Abreu, tenor (2000, 01) - website
Michael Adams, baritone (2012-13) - website
Alissa Anderson, mezzo-soprano (2002-04)
 - website 
Jonathan Blalock, tenor (2007, 2008) - website
Ryan Bowie, tenor (2004-2007) website
Seth Mease Carico, bass-baritone (2002, 03, 04) - website 
Andrea Carroll, soprano (2009, 10) website
Hailey Clark, soprano (2009, 10) website
Jamin Flabiano, tenor (2005, 2007) - website
Dan Kempson, baritone (2007-08) - website
Wes Mason, baritone (2005-2008) - website 
Matt Morgan, tenor (1999) - website
Sean Panikkar, tenor (2002) - website
Ava Pine, soprano (2005, 06) - website
Tyler Simpson, bass-baritone (2005, 06) - website
Reginald Smith, Jr. (2010) - website
Christopher Temporelli, bass-baritone (2001, 02) - website


2015 Artist Quinn Bernegger in FALSTAFFFalstaff, 2015



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