Adam Goodburn

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Adam Goodburn

Adam completed his Bachelor of Music degree for vocal performance at The Elder Conservatorium, Adelaide University in 2003. That year, he studied in London with vocal coaches at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, with a grant from Arts SA and in 2005 received a grant from the Helpmann Academy to study voice. He has been involved with the State Opera Chorus for 8 years, making his opera debut as a principal in the role of Amon in The State Opera and Leigh Warren Dancer’s production of Philip Glass’s Opera, Akhnaten‘(2002 and 2003). Since then, Adam’s performing highlights have been performing the role of Nanki Poo (The Mikado) for Opera Australia; Goro (Madame Butterfly), Pang (Turandot), Don Basilio (The Marriage of Figaro), the comic roles Nathanael/ Cochenille/Pittichinaccio/Franz (The Tales of Hoffmann), Orpheus (Orpheus in the Underworld) for State Opera of South Australia and Giorgio (Ode to Nonsense) for Slingsby.

In 2007 Adam performed the role of Mahatma Gandhi in Philip Glass’s opera Satyagraha (State Opera/Adelaide Vocal Project and Leigh Warren & Dancers). The role earned him a Helpmann Award nomination for best male performer in an opera.

Adam has recently appeared as The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera (The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of South Australia) and Raoul St Brioche in The Merry Widow (The State Opera of South Australia).

Adam is the co-founder of SINGular Productions and produced I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change; Elegies: A Song Cycle; Different Fields and “It’s a dad thing: The Musical” and is currently developing two new Australian operas with State Opera of South Australia titled, ‘Innocence’ and a new chamber opera, The Unknown.

Adam has directed musicals with Pelican Productions (Bring It On, 2017/18) and with Scotch College (Les Misérables, West Side Story, Pirates of Penzance, Jesus Christ Superstar, 42nd Street and The Addams Family: The Musical).

Adam teaches classroom music and vocal studies part time at Woodcroft College.

Adam appears in the successful children’s television series The Fairies.

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