“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 international recognition for his “gorgeously honey-toned” and “thrilling” voice and vivid dramatic portrayals. Born into a musical family, he studied in London at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio, as well as the Steans Institute for Young Artists (Ravinia Festival, Chicago), the Britten Pears Young Artist Program, and the inaugural Wagnerjahr Meisterkurs at the Bayreuth Festival.
He made his professional debut in Los Angeles as Rodolfo in Baz Luhrmann's production of LA BOHEME (winning a Los Angeles Stage Alliance "Ovation" Award for Outstanding Performance), and has since performed as a principal artist with English National Opera (Andres WOZZECK, Jaquino FIDELIO, Arturo LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, Trabuco FORCE OF DESTINY, Flavio NORMA, Trin FANCIULLA DEL WEST, SS Officer THE PASSENGER, Gralsritter PARSIFAL, Strolling Player DEATH IN VENICE - released on DVD with Opus Arte), De Nederlandse Opera (DEATH IN VENICE), Opéra de Toulon (Sam STREET SCENE), Scottish Opera (Almaviva BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA, Macduff MACBETH), the Edinburgh International Festival (Janek MAKROPOULOS CASE), Opera Queensland (Alfredo LA TRAVIATA, BARBIERE), Opera North (Title role SWANHUNTER, Trin FANCIULLA, Janek MAKROPOULOS CASE, Cerevin HOUSE OF THE DEAD, Miroslav/Harpist ADVENTURES OF MR BROUCEK, Robert SKIN DEEP), Cape Town Opera (LA BOHEME), Birmingham Opera (Roderigo OTELLO), State Opera of South Australia (Ismaele NABUCCO), Northern Ireland Opera (Narraboth SALOME, Steuermann DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER), Opera Ireland (LA TRAVIATA, GIANNI SCHICCHI), Opera Theatre Company (Tamino DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE), Opera Holland Park (Hagenbach LA WALLY, Don Ottavio DON GIOVANNI), Garsington (Vakula CHEREVICHKI), and Grange Park (Leicester MARIA STUARDA, Tamino DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE). 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 made his BBC Proms debut as the tenor soloist in Richard Strauss' DEUTSCHE MOTETTE under Vasily Petrenko. Elsewhere he has sung an extraordinarily diverse repertoire, performing in venues such as the Opera Comique and Theatre Mogador (Paris), the Prince Regent Theatre (Munich), Tokyo Opera City, Usher Hall (Edinburgh), 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, 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, Nicholas Chalmers and Stephen Barlow. His repertoire ranges from the baroque to the present day.
His operetta engagements include TROUBLE IN TAHITI and Beadle SWEENEY TODD with the München Rundfunkorchester under Ulf Schirmer (released on BR Klassik), Sam Kaplan STREET SCENE in the Young Vic's "Evening Standard Best Musical" Award-winning production (also for Opéra de Toulon), Tony WEST SIDE STORY with the Oxford Philharmonic, and leading roles at the International Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Festival.
Upcoming engagements include a major role debut as Andrei Khovansky KHOVANSCHINA with Welsh National Opera, Longborough Festival (Florestan FIDELIO), as well as returning to Opera North, Welsh National Opera, Opera Theatre Company (Electrician POWDER HER FACE) and Blackheath Halls (Max DER FREISCHÜTZ). Upcoming concerts include opera galas with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Concert Orchestra.
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