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Adria began her vocal training on a hay tractor in rural Alberta, singing through a dust mask. She now holds a Master of Music degree from the University of Maryland Opera Studio, a Bachelor of Music from the University of Regina, and is a member of Tom Schilling's Vocal Way 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.

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

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 composers, scientists, and artists to create exciting new works fusing art, entertainment and research.  She is Musical Director and performer for My Virtual Dream, powered by The Virtual Brain.  http://myvirtualdream.ca

McCulloch is a Junoesque knockout. Her commanding voice soars with power and drama.
— Opera Canada
Adria McCulloch was a world-class Armide.
— Washington Post