Biography

Adria holds a Master of Music degree from the University of Maryland Opera Studio. She has performed the role of Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, the title role in Gluck’s Armide, Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Pamina in a revised English version of The Magic Flute and Anaman in Opera Erotique with Out of the Box Productions. She was a member of Calgary Opera’s Emerging Artists, touring the role of Susan in Alan Bell’s Turtle Wakes. She sang with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Regina Philharmonic Chorus, and The Toronto Concert Orchestra at Casa Loma. Adria is a graduate of Opera Lafayette’s Young Artist program in Washington DC and recorded Une Bergère in Lully’s Armide on the Naxos label and performed the role of Naiad in Gluck’s version at Kennedy Center and Rose Theater, Lincoln Center.

Adria regularly collaborates with other musicians, composers and artists to create exciting new works, and is thrilled to be a part of the My Virtual Dream team, powered by The Virtual Brain, as Musical Director and performer. http://myvirtualdream.ca

"McCulloch is a Junoesque knockout. Her commanding voice soars with power and drama." - Opera Canada
"And a third gifted Canadian, Adria McCulloch- a student Armide with the Maryland staging-showed herself, albeit a tiny role, fully worthy to share the stage with her more experienced colleagues." - Opera Canada
"Adria McCulloch was a world-class Armide." - Washington Post

Litany by John Musto
Pianist: Christina Faye

"Adria McCulloch was vocally potent and ravishing to behold." - Ionarts

Sure on this shining night, Opus 13 by Samuel Barber
Pianist: Christina Faye

"McCulloch demonstrated her fluid soaring voice and impassioned acting. She melted into the role, erasing any boundary between herself and her character. Outstanding acting combined with an impressive voice are a rare combination. McCulloch has both." - Opera Now