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

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”, “thrilling” 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 worked extensively with English National Opera, De Nederlandse Oper, Welsh National Opera, Scottish Opera, Opéra de Toulon, Cape Town Opera, Opera Queensland, State Opera of South Australia, Opera North, Birmingham Opera, NI Opera, at the Edinburgh International and Aldeburgh Festivals, etc. He regularly collaborates 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. 

His large and diverse repertoire encompasses Max Der Freischutz, Narraboth Salome, Tamino Die Zauberflote, Huon Oberon, Don Jose Carmen, Andres Wozzeck, Andrei Khovanshchina, Vaudemont Iolanta, alongside modern roles such as Jonathan Dove's Swanhunter and the Electrician in Ades' Powder Her Face.

In Opera and Concert he has worked 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.

Further seasons see him return to Welsh National Opera, Opera North and the Nevill Holt Festival.


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