Bass-baritone Adam Cioffari recently returned to the Pittsburgh Festival Opera as Fasolt in Das Rheingold and Judge Turpin in Sweeney Todd, followed by the Mozart Requiem with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and Beethoven’s Ninth with the Arkansas Symphony. Other appearances include the Commentator in the world premiere of Wang’s Scalia/Ginsburg at the Castleton Festival, the Musiklehrer in Ariadne auf Naxos at The Glimmerglass Festival, Papageno in Die Zauberflöte at the Teatro Municipal de Santiago, Colline in La Boheme with Knoxville Opera, and Masetto in Don Giovanni with Austin Opera. He has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Theatre Capitole de Toulouse, Staatsoper Stuttgart, and Komische Oper Berlin. A former member of the Houston Grand Opera Studio, he was also a participant of the Merola Opera Program, the Music Academy of the West, Aspen Opera Theater, and is a graduate from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He is currently the Artistic Administrator of Maryland Lyric Opera and also maintains an active career as a stage director, having recently directed Così fan Tutte and The Merry Widow with St Petersburg Opera and The Magic Flute with Opera North. An avid baseball fan and cat lover, he is excited to be joining soprano and partner Alexandra Razskazoff for their first performances of Messiah since they first met performing the same piece a few seasons ago.