“Adrian Dwyer tackled the stratospheric tenor role - a veritable Matterhorn in itself – with heroic stamina”

Australian/British tenor Adrian Dwyer has sung in many of the world's greatest opera houses and concert halls, gaining recognition for his “gorgeously honey-toned” and “thrilling” voice and vivid dramatic portrayals. He studied in London at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio, the Steans Institute (Ravinia Festival, Chicago), Britten Pears Young Artist Program, and the Wagnerjahr Meisterkurs at the Bayreuth Festival.

He made his professional debut in Los Angeles as Rodolfo in Baz Luhrmann’s production of La Bohème (receiving an LA Stage Alliance “Ovation” Award for Outstanding Performance), and has since been engaged as a principal artist by English National Opera, De Nederlandse Opera, Opéra de Toulon, Scottish Opera, Opera North, Cape Town Opera, Birmingham Opera, Opera Queensland, Northern Ireland Opera, Opera Ireland, Opera Theatre Company, and at the Edinburgh International and Aldeburgh Festivals. He has also garnered critical acclaim in contemporary repertoire during several seasons at the Linbury Theatre for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. 

He has worked with eminent and innovative directors such as Richard Jones, Christopher Alden, Calixto Bieito, Deborah Warner, Carrie Cracknell, David Alden, John Fulljames, Oliver Mears, Graham Vick, Olivia Fuchs, Antony McDonald, Annilese Miskimmon, David Pountney, Olivier Benezech, David Freeman, etc. He excels in full lyric roles such as Andres Wozzeck, Janek The Makropoulos Case, Steuermann Der fliegende Holländer, Vaudemont Iolanta, Tamino Die Zauberflöte, Alfredo La Traviata, Ismaele Nabucco, Don Jose Carmen, Hagenbach La Wally, Huon Oberon and Macduff Macbeth. 

Concert engagements have seen him appear at the the BBC Proms in the Royal Albert Hall, the Opera Comique and Theatre Mogador (Paris), Prince Regent Theatre (Munich), Tokyo Opera City, Usher Hall (Edinburgh), Queen Elizabeth Hall, Bridgewater Hall, Sage Gateshead, Glyndebourne and Philharmonic Hall Liverpool. He has collaborated with the Orchestra de Paris, the München Rundfunkorchester, Orchestra Leonard da Vinci/Opera de Rouen, the BBC Philharmonic, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the RTE Symphony Orchestra, the Ulster Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestras of Melbourne, Queensland and Adelaide, with eminent conductors such as Christoph Eschenbach, Sir Richard Armstrong, Richard Bonynge, Jane Glover, Marc Soustrot, David Parry, Ulf Schirmer, Stephen Lord, Elgar Howarth, Oleg Caetani, Mark Wigglesworth, Ed Gardner, Paul Daniel, Vasily Petrenko, David Stern, Nicholas Braithwaite, Martin Andre, David Hill, Richard Farnes, Rafael Payare, Nicholas Chalmers and Stephen Barlow.

The 2017-18 season sees him make important role debuts as Florestan Fidelio, Andrei Khovansky Khovanschina (Welsh National Opera), and Max Der Freischutz, as well as reprising Thomas Ades' Powder Her Face in Dublin. He has concert engagements with the London Concert Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall and the Ulster Orchestra at Waterfront Hall, Belfast. Further seasons see him return to Welsh National Opera, Opera North and the Nevill Holt Festival.

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