Adam Laurence Herskowitz, who hails from Livingston, New Jersey is known internationally for his work as a dramatic tenor. Lauded by Steve Callahan of KDHX News for his performance as the title role in Otello, Mr. Herskowitz "brings a most beautiful and powerful tenor to the role of Otello," where he "gives a grand performance.”
He has spent multiple seasons at the Metropolitan Opera where some of his highlights include the roles of the Capitano in Simon Boccanegra, staring Placido Domingo and conducted by James Levine as well as the Messenger in Aida, Don Riccardo in Ernani, The First Armed Man in Die Zauberflöte, and Harry in La Fanciulla del West. Mr. Herskowitz took part in the Metropolitan Opera's Japan tour as the Herald in Don Carlo. Many of his performances have been broadcasted worldwide in HD movie theaters, aired on PBS, WQXR Radio, and Satellite Radio. Several of these productions have been recorded to DVD and ITunes as well.
During the 2018-2019 season, Mr. Herskowitz made his role debut of Bacchus in Ariadne auf Naxos with Utah Lyric Opera/UVAA. He will also be seen in an upcoming concert under the baton of Charles Prince as the featured tenor soloist in an all Wagner Concert. Recent seasons have seen Mr. Herskowitz singing his signature role of Calaf in Puccini's beloved opera, Turandot with a Minnesota Opera, Toledo Opera, and Union Avenue Opera.
Mr. Herskowitz has performed with several other companies including Winter Opera of St. Louis, Southold Opera, Union Avenue Opera, Chautauqua Opera, and New Jersey Opera Theater.
Mr. Herskowitz has won many prestigious awards and prizes from the Wagner Society of New York, The Liederkranz's Wagnerian and General Opera Competitions, The Gerda Lissner Foundation, and the Metropolitan Opera National Council. Mr. Herskowitz has a degree in Music Education from the University of Illinois and a Masters Degree in Vocal Performance from the Manhattan School of Music in New York City.