"He knows how with brains, voice and natural instinct to bring a number, and a character, to life"
OPERA Magazine

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


Australian tenor Adrian Dwyer has sung in many of the world's greatest opera houses and concert halls, gaining international recognition for his “gorgeously honey-toned” and “thrilling” voice and vivid dramatic portrayals. Born into a musical family, he studied at the Victorian College of the Arts and the Australian National Academy of Music, winning a full scholarship to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio (London). Further studies included the Steans Institute for Young Artists (Ravinia Festival, Chicago), the Britten Pears Young Artist Program and the Wagnerjahr Meisterkurs at the 2013 Bayreuth Festival. He continues to study privately with Julian Gavin.


He made his professional debut in Los Angeles as Rodolfo in Baz Luhrmann's production of La Boheme 
(receiving an LA Stage Alliance "Ovation" Award), and has since been engaged by English National Opera, De Nederlandse Opera, Opera de Toulon, Scottish Opera, the Edinburgh International Festival, Opera Queensland, Opera North, Cape Town Opera, Birmingham Opera, Opera Queensland, State Opera of South Australia, NI Opera, Opera Ireland, Opera Theatre Company et al, in roles such as Andres "Wozzeck", Jaquino "Fidelio", Janek "Makropoulos Case"Steuermann "Der fliegende Hollander", Lensky "Eugene Onegin", Tamino "Die Zauberflote", Benedict "Beatrice et Benedict", Don Ottavio "Don Giovanni", Alfredo "La Traviata", Ismaele "Nabucco", Hagenbach "La Wally" and Macduff "Macbeth".  He has also garnered critical acclaim in modern repertoire such as Beadle "Sweeney Todd", Gardiner "Trouble in Tahiti", Sam "Street Scene", and in creating the role of Edgar/Poor Tom in Goehr's "Promised End" at the Linbury (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden).


On the concert platform he regularly works with eminent conductors such as Christoph Eschenbach, Sir Richard Armstrong, Richard Bonynge, Jane Glover, Marc Soustrot, David Parry, Ulf Schirmer, Elgar Howarth, Oleg Caetani, Mark Wigglesworth, Ed Gardner, Paul Daniel, David Stern, Nicholas Braithwaite, Martin Andre, David Hill, Richard Farnes and Stephen Barlow, in venues such as the Opera Comique and Theatre Mogador (Paris), the Prince Regent Theatre (Munich), National Concert Hall (Tokyo), Usher Hall (Edinburgh), and in England at the Royal Albert Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Bridgewater Hall, the Sage Gateshead, Glyndebourne and Philharmonic Hall Liverpool. He has collaborated with the Orchestra de Paris (Benedict "Beatrice et Benedict", Francesco "Benvenuto Cellini"), the Munchen Rundfunkorchester, Orchestra Leonard da Vinci/Opera de Rouen (Mahler/Schoenberg "das Lied von der Erde"), the BBC Philharmonic (Haydn "The Creation"), the Philharmonia Orchestra (Rossini "Stabat Mater", "Petite Messe Solennelle", the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (Vaughan Williams "Serenade to Music"), the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the RTE Symphony Orchestra, the Ulster Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestras of Melbourne, Queensland and Adelaide, et al... 

His discography includes "Trouble in Tahiti" and "Sweeney Todd" with the Munchen Rundfunkorchester under Ulf Schirmer and Vakula in Cherevichki with Garsington Opera under Elgar Howarth. He has also broadcast regularly for BBC Radio 3. Future highlights include returns to English National Opera and Opera North, as well as concert appearances throughout the United Kingdom and Europe.

 
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