BIOGRAPHY

"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

The British-Australian tenor Adrian Dwyer has sung in many of the world's greatest Opera Houses and Concert Halls, gaining international recognition for his wide-ranging vocal ability and vivid theatrical presence.

He made his professional debut in Los Angeles as Rodolfo in Baz Luhrmann’s production of La Bohème (winning an “Ovation” Award for Outstanding Performance), and has since collaborated with many of the most celebrated stage directors and conductors of our time.

In the United Kingdom and NI he has appeared at the Royal Opera House (War and Peace, Cities of Salt, the Intelligence Park), Welsh National Opera (Khovanschina, War and Peace), English National Opera (Wozzeck, Fidelio, The Passenger, Parsifal, Forza del Destino, Death in Venice), Scottish Opera, Opera North (Salome, the Makropoulos Affair, From the House of the Dead, Adventures of Mr Broucek, Swanhunter, Fanciulla del West), NI Opera (der fliegende Holländer, Salome, Powder her Face), Birmingham Opera, as well as the Edinburgh International and Aldeburgh Festivals.

In Europe he has performed at the Teatro Real (Madrid), Teatro Massimo (Palermo), Opernhaus Zürich, Dutch National Opera (Amsterdam), Opéra de Toulon, Irish National Opera and Opera Theatre Company (Dublin). Engagements further afield have taken him to the Israeli Opera, Cape Town Opera, Opera Queensland and the State Opera of South Australia.

An enthusiastic advocate of contemporary music, his recent engagements have included Michael Gallen's Elsewhere with Ensemble Miroirs Étendus at the Abbey Theatre (Dublin), Antony Bolton's The Life and Death of Alexander Litvinenko for Grange Park Opera, Gerald Barry's The Intelligence Park for the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, John Adams’ The Flowering Tree for Opera Queensland, and Thomas Adés’ Powder Her Face for the inaugural production of Irish National Opera.

On the Concert platform he has appeared in the BBC Proms, with Orchestra de Paris at the Opéra Comique and Theatre Mogador (Paris), with München Runfunkorchester at the Prinzregententheater (Munich), the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Ulster Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC Philharmonic and Concert Orchestras, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the RTE Symphony Orchestra and the Symphony Orchestras of Melbourne, Queensland and Adelaide.

A prizewinner in the Australian Singing Competition, he studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio London, with additional scholarships to the Ravinia Festival (Chicago), Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme and the Bayreuth Festival.

Upcoming engagements include Mime in das Rheingold and Siegfried for Longborough Festival Opera's der Ring des Nibelungen (Negus/Lane), Michael Gallen's Elsewhere with Ensemble Miroirs Étendus for Opéra de Rouen and Operadagen Rotterdam, as well as making his debut at Theater Magdeburg.