Canadian baritone and Ensemble Studio member Adrian Kramer appears with the COC this season as the Hotel Waiter in Death in Venice. Papageno in the Ensemble Studio performance of The Magic Flute, The Wig-Maker in Ariadne auf Naxos and reprises the role of Japanese Envoy 3 in the COC’s The Nightingale and Other Short Fables at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Previously with the COC he understudied the roles of Chou En-lai in Nixon in China, Moralès and Le Dancaïre in Carmen, and Prince Yamadori and Yakuside in Madama Butterfly. Mr. Kramer has performed with Glimmerglass Opera, the Castleton Festival, Opera Company of Philadelphia, the Chautauqua Institution and the Steans Institute at the Ravinia Festival. He holds a bachelor of music from the Juilliard School and a master’s degree from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia where he performed numerous roles including Papageno, Count Almaviva and Pelléas. He has been heard in recital throughout North America and Europe at such venues as Carnegie Hall, the Kimmel Center and the Kennedy Center and, in 2005, he was the winner of the Juilliard Honors Recital Competition.