Adrian Clarke


Adrian Clarke

Maharal: Golem / NMC CD

“Adrian Clarke’s Maharal is suitably dominant in both voice and stature, but we glimpse his vulnerability when the forces of nature get out of hand.”

MusicWeb International


Sulpice: The Daughter of the Regiment / London Handel Festival

“The Regiment are all adorable, acting and singing with gusto, led by Adrian Clarke as Sulpice, their leader, whose sonorous, warm baritone is a constant delight. Clarke’s acting is excellent, often providing much of the comedy, and easily commanding our attention in every scene.”



“Adrian Clarke is a terrific Regiment boss Suplice…”

The Fast Track Recorder


“…here at Iford it was the role of Sulpice, sung by the excellent Adrian Clarke which held the whole show together. Totally in the part from start to finish, beautifully observed, expressively sung, what a tour de force he gave us.”

Opera Today


Mathieu: Andrea Chénier / Royal Opera, London

“Adrian Clarke’s Mathieu compresses a life-story into his few moments in Act III…”

The Arts Desk


“Adrian Clarke makes a vivid Mathieu…”

Financial Times


“…with particularly notable cameos from Rosalind Plowright as a haughty Countess di Coigny and mother of Maddalena (a role she sang at Covent Garden thirty years ago), Adrian Clarke as a potent revolutionary Mathieu, and Roland Wood as a staunch Roucher.”

Mark Ronan Theatre Reviews


Benoit & Alcindoro: La bohème / OTC, Dublin

“…with Adrian Clarke effective as both licentious landlord and hoodwinked roué.”

Irish Independent


Gianni Schicchi / Singapore Lyric Opera

“…played up the title role with great aplomb, and, again, great comedic timing.”

Flying Inkpot


Blond Eckert / Bregenz Festival

“Adrian Clarke was sonorous, firm and clear in the tilte role.”

Der Standard


Sid: La Fanciulla del West / Royal Opera

“Over the years many Royal Opera comprimarios have garced this staging, and it’s to see that the source is not drying up – there were properly vivid performances from (ia) Adrian Clarke…”



Barry The Triumph of Beauty and Deceit (role of Deceit)
Nicholas Clapton, Denis Lakey, Richard Edgar-Wilson, Stephen Richardson
The Composers Ensemble
c. Diego Masson
Largo CD 5135

Berlioz Les Troyens (role of First Sentry)
Bryan Hamel, Eva-Maria Westbroek, Anna Caterina Antonacci, Fabio Capitanucci, Hanna Hipp, Ashley Holland, Brindley Sherratt, Ji-Min Park
Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
c. Antonio Pappano
Opus Arte DVD OA0900D / Blu Ray OABD7113D

Bizet Carmen (role of Le Dancaïre)
Christine Rice, Bryan Hamel, Maija Kovalevska, Aris Argiris
Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
c. Constantinos Carydis
Opus Arte Bly Ray OA3D7096D

Casken Golem (role of Maharal)
Patricia Rozario, Mary Thomas, Christopher Robson, John Hall
Music Projects London
c. Richard Bernas

Gerhard The Duenna (role of Don Ferdinand)
Susannah Glanville, Claire Powell, Neill Archer, Eric Roberts, Richard van Allan
Opera North Chorus, English Northern Philharmonia
c. Antoni Ros MMarba
Chandos CD Chan 9520-21

Giordano Andrea Chénier (role of Mathieu)
Norma Fantini, Hector Sandoval, Scott Hendricks, Rosalind Plowright
Wiener Symphoniker / Ulf Schirmer
Unitel DVD 707908 / Blu Ray 708004

Martinu The Greek Passion (role of Kosandis)
Nina Stemme, John Daszak, Christopher Ventris,
Moscow Chamber Choir, Vienna Symphony Orchestra
c. Ulf Schirmer
Koch Schwann CD 3-6590-2

Maw Sophie’s Choice (role of The Librarian)
Angelia Kirschschlager, Gordon Gietz, Dale Duesing, Rodney Gilfry
Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
c. Simon Rattle

Opus Arte DVD OA1024D

Maxwell Davies Mr Emmet Takes a Walk (role of Mr Emmett)
Rebecca Caine, Adrian Clarke, Jonathan Best
Psappha Ensemble
c. Etienne Siebens
Psappha CD 1002

Tchaikovsky The Merchant of Venice (role of Saliero)
Verena Gunz, Magdalena Anna Hofmann, Christopher Ainslie, Jason Bridges, Charles Workman, Adrian Eröd, Richard Angas,
Wiener Symphoniker / Erik Nielsen
Unitel DVD 2072708 / Blu Ray 72704

Adrian Clarke in Maxwell Davies: Mr Emmet Takes a Walk - Six days in this box