Adam Da Ros
Adam Da Ros is a Canadian stage and music director active in opera and musical theatre. He is a recent alumnus of the Yulanda M. Faris Young Artists Program at Vancouver Opera, where he also worked in the Artistic Planning department for two seasons. As a young artist, he was assistant stage director on productions of L’elisir d’amore and Eugene Onegin, as well as directing the Vancouver Opera in Schools tour of Dean Burry’s The Scorpion’s Sting.
Adam holds a Master of Music degree in Opera from the University of British Columbia, where he trained as a vocalist before specializing in stage direction and opera production, serving as assistant stage director to program director Nancy Hermiston for three seasons.
Recent directing credits include Il barbiere di Siviglia and Madama Butterfly for Burnaby Lyric Opera, Un ballo in maschera with Opera Mariposa and Heroic Opera and an original adaptation of Mozart’s Idomeneo designed for the Canadian Museum for Human Rights with Manitoba Underground Opera. Adam has also been involved with contemporary music ensembles, directing Peter Maxwell Davies’ Eight Songs for a Mad King for Nu:BC Collective, and the world premiere of The Old Man and the Sea by Rita Ueda with Turning Point Ensemble for the International Society for Contemporary Music’s World New Music Days 2017.
As a music director for musical theater, he has recently led productions of Tommy with Renegade Arts Company and Murder Ballad, CATS and Ragtime: In Concert with Fighting Chance Productions, receiving the 2017 Community Theatre Coalition Award for Best Musical Director for Ragtime.
He has also worked as an assistant director, assistant conductor, pianist and administrator at various summer festivals, including Opera Theater of Pittsburgh, Opera NUOVA, Halifax Summer Opera Festival, the Accademia Europea dell’Opera and as a stage director for the 2018 Opera in the 21st Century program at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.
In the 2018-2019 season, Adam joins Minnesota Opera as Resident Artist Stage Director, assisting on mainstage productionsof La Rondine, Silent Night, The Italian Straw Hat, The Fix and La Traviata.