Adam Luther – tenor with Madeline Hildebrand – pianist
April 26, 2020 @ 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM| $15 – $30
The Women’s Musical Club of Winnipeg is proud to be the oldest continuously operating musical organization in Winnipeg, as we bring you another exciting five concert season! We are celebrating 125 years!
Ticket Price: General Admission – $30, Under 30 – $15
Adam Luther is one of Canada’s most exciting tenors, with a repertoire ranging from Janacek to Mozart to Puccini. Returning to Canada after a year in Berlin, his upcoming and recent engagements include Luigi in Il Tabarro in and Graf Tassilo in Gräfin Mariza for Pacific Opera Victoria, Roméo in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette for Calgary Opera, an Opera Gala for the Niagara Symphony and a New Year’s Gala for Victoria Symphony. He began the 2017-2018 season with the role of Alfredo in La traviata for Manitoba Opera and Lensky in Eugene Oneginwith Calgary Opera. A favourite with ‘Salute to Vienna’ audiences in the US and Canada, Mr. Luther appeared in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Kitchener-Waterloo and Edmonton Symphonies.
Highlights from the 2016-2017 season included Rodolfo in La bohème for the Minnesota Opera, Elijah for Chorus Niagara, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte for Pacific Opera Victoria, Messiah for Edmonton Symphony, and an Opera Gala for the Sacramento Symphony. During the 2015-2016 season, he sang Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly for Vancouver Opera, Mozart’s Requiem for Symphony Nova Scotia, Alfredo in La traviata for Orchestre symphonique de Trois-Rivières, Cassio in Otello for Pacific Opera Victoria, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte for Calgary Opera and Alfred in Die Fledermaus with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. The Newfoundland native was also heard in an Opera Gala for the Johnstown Symphony in the USA. Madama Butterfly, Die Zauberflöte, Salome and Das Rheingold have featured prominently in this schedule for Michigan Opera Theater, Edmonton Opera and Pacific Opera Victoria. He has been heard in Handel’s Messiah with the Newfoundland Symphony, Dvorak’s Requiem with the Orpheus Choir and Chorus Niagara, Verdi’s Requiem with the Ottawa Choral Society and in recital with pianist Rachel Andrist.
An Alumnus of the Canadian Opera Company’s Ensemble Studio, his roles with the company included Steuermann in Der fliegende Holländer and Jaquino in Beethoven’s Fidelio. Anatol in Samuel Barber’s Vanessawas his first role for Pacific Opera Victoria and he has sung Rodolfo in La bohème with Against the Grain Theatre, Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus and Danilo in Die lustige Witwe with Toronto Operetta Theatre and Jirka in Dvorak’s The Devil and Kate with Opera in Concert. Further credits include Stefano in Filumena in Banff, and Stravinksy’s Renard and Le Rossignol at Opéra de Québec.
Mr. Luther has been a featured soloist with the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, Sounds of the Festival in Parry Sound, Aldeburgh Connection and the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, as well as a Diploma in Opera from both Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Toronto.
Acclaimed Canadian pianist Jon Kimura Parker describes Madeline Hildebrand as “an extraordinary young artist whose communicative skills convey the essence of all that she plays. Her pianism is of the highest level, and she has an instinctive understanding of beautiful sound.”
Madeline is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Piano Performance at Stony Brook University, New York, where she studies with Gilbert Kalish and Christina Dahl. Earlier piano studies with Judith Kehler Siebert at the University of Manitoba were followed by a Masters in Piano Performance from the University of British Columbia under the tutelage of distinguished pianist, Jane Coop. Madeline’s piano career has taken her coast to coast in Canada and the U.S.A, to Italy, and to Romania upon invitation of the European Cultural Arts Festival. Recent concert highlights include a solo performance of Philip Glass’s music along with Glass himself in the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s celebrated New Music Festival 2018, a concerto performance with the Thunder Bay Orchestra, a cross-Canada tour with soprano Sarah Kirsch, and a premier of Pat Carrabre’s piano quintet 100,000 Lakes for the Agassiz Chamber Music Festival. She has appeared numerous times in the WSO Soundbytes Series.
Madeline is the pianist in Winnipeg’s new, fast-rising ensemble, Trio Exchange, and plays regularly with Manitoba’s foremost classical players in established series such as the Women’s Musical Club of Winnipeg, the Virtuosi Concerts, Agassiz Chamber Music Festival, the Millennium Centre’s summer chamber concerts, and with the Brandon Chamber Players, to name a few. She was awarded first prize for her solo performance with the WSO in the Women’s Musical Club’s McLellan Competition (2012), and a silver standing in Canada’s prestigious Eckhardt Gramatté National Competition 2013 where she won first prize for Best Performance of the Test Piece.
Madeline has maintained a large studio of enthusiastic piano students for the past many years, and is a regular faculty member at the Rosamunde Summer Academy. She is a past board member of Winnipeg’s Virtuosi Concert Series, where she founded the Young Artists Program that continues to this day. As an adjudicator and master class clinician, she has appeared at numerous festivals throughout Manitoba.
Tickets can be purchased online through Eventbrite or at McNally Robinson Booksellers – Grant Park. Tickets will also be available at the door. For a season brochure or to order a subscription by phone – call 204-944-9431.