"He knows how with brains, voice and natural instinct to bring a number, and a character, to life"
“Adrian Dwyer tackled the stratospheric tenor role - a veritable Matterhorn in itself – with heroic stamina”
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 has also garnered critical acclaim in modern repertoire such as Beadle "Sweeney Todd", Gardiner "Trouble in Tahiti", Sam "Street Scene" (Winner of The Evening Standard Award for Best Musical), Inkslinger/Balladeer "Paul Bunyan", Hermes "King Priam" (Winner of the 2014 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera) and in creating the role of Edgar/Poor Tom in Goehr's "Promised End" at the Linbury (Royal Opera House, Covent Garden).
His discography includes "Trouble in Tahiti" and "Sweeney Todd" with the Munchen Rundfunkorchester under Ulf Schirmer, Deborah Warner's "Death in Venice" with English National Opera for Opus Arte, and Vakula in Cherevichki with Garsington Opera under Elgar Howarth. He has also broadcast regularly for BBC Radio 3.
Future highlights include his debut at the BBC Proms, and return visits to English National Opera, Opera North and NI Opera.
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