"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 for Outstanding Permormance), and has since performed as a principal artist with 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, the State Opera of South Australia, NI Opera, Opera Ireland, Opera Theatre Company, Opera Holland Park, Garsington, Grange Park Opera 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", 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" (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).


On the concert platform he has performed 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 for the BBC Proms, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Bridgewater Hall, the Sage Gateshead, Glyndebourne and Philharmonic Hall Liverpool. He has collaborated with the Orchestra de Paris, the Munchen 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, Elgar Howarth, Oleg Caetani, Mark Wigglesworth, Ed Gardner, Paul Daniel, Vasily Petrenko, David Stern, Nicholas Braithwaite, Martin Andre, David Hill, Richard Farnes and Stephen Barlow.

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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