Enrico Adriano, Baritone

A Philadelphia native, Mr. Adriano graduated from St. Joseph's University while pursuing private vocal studies. A versatile singer, he began singing publicly as a bass in the area of Italian opera in Lucia di Lammermoor alongside two Pavarotti competition winners. He then concentrated on Italian buffo roles such as Don Pasquale and Gianni Schicchi, Dr. Dulcamara in The Elixir of Love, Bartolo in The Barber of Seville and others.

In the last decade, the dramatic baritone roles were added to his repertoire include Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor), Scarpia (Tosca), Falstaff, Germont (La Traviata), Iago (Otello), Michele (Il Tabarro), Renato (Un Ballo in Maschera), Rigoletto, Rodrigo (Don Carlo), Don Carlo (La Forza del Destino), Sharpless (Madama Butterfly), and Tonio (I Pagliacci). Mr. Adriano has sung extensively in concert and opera in the tri-state area and in New York and is a regular performer with the Main Line Opera Guild and studies voice with Richard Johnson.

He worked in Legal Affairs for the Redevelopment Authority of Philadelphia and retired in 2007. He currently is enjoying his retirement by perfecting his golf game and singing in many operas and performances in the Philadelphia area.