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

He made his professional debut in Los Angeles as Rodolfo in Baz Luhrmann’s La Bohème (receiving an LA Stage Alliance “Ovation” Award for Outstanding Performance), and has since been engaged by the English National Opera, De Nederlandse Oper, Welsh National Opera, Scottish Opera, Opéra de Toulon, Cape Town Opera, Teatro Real, Opera Queensland, State Opera of South Australia, Opera North, Birmingham Opera, NI Opera, at the Edinburgh International and Aldeburgh Festivals, et al. He has collaborated with innovative directors such as Richard Jones, Christopher Alden, Calixto Bieito, Deborah Warner, David Pountney, Carrie Cracknell, David Alden, John Fulljames, Oliver Mears, Graham Vick, Olivia Fuchs, Antony McDonald, Annilese Miskimmon, Olivier Benezech, David Freeman, etc. 

He has garnered critical acclaim in an extensive repertoire ranging from Mozart to Adés, working 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, Tomas Hanus, Rafael Payare, Paul Daniel, Vasily Petrenko, David Stern, Nicholas Braithwaite, Martin Andre, David Hill, Richard Farnes, Rafael Payare, Nicholas Chalmers and Stephen Barlow.

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, Waterfront Hall Belfast, Glyndebourne and Philharmonic Hall Liverpool. He has appeared 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.

Engagements for the 2017-18 season included an acclaimed company debut with Welsh National Opera as Andrei in Khovanshchina, a return to Opera North as First Jew in Salome, the inaugural production of the Irish National Opera (Electrician in Powder Her Face, a role which he subsequently reprised for the Nevill Holt Festival). He also stepped in at the last minute to sing Sam Kaplan in Street Scene at Teatro Real, Madrid. 

Engagements for the 2018-19 season include debuts at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and the Israeli Opera (Salome), return engagements with Welsh National Opera (Anatol War and Peace), Opera Queensland and Grange Park Opera, as well as concerts with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra under Kensho Watanabe (Carmina Burana) and the Scottish Concert Orchestra under Michael Bawtree. 



"Australian tenor Adrian Dwyer also gives a career-defining performance as his venal son Andrei, singing with real blade and incisiveness, and as repellent in his early mistreatment of the two women in his life as he is sympathetic in his final agonising journey to the place of execution. BACHTRACK

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