Adrian Dwyer

Adrian Dwyer

Full Lyric Tenor

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«"Dwyer charts his madness all-too believably, so that the final crime of passion is out of sheer desperation than malice. It was electrifying"»
«“Adrian Dwyer tackled the stratospheric tenor role – a veritable Matterhorn in itself – with heroic stamina”»
«"The main role is written as if for a young Lohengrin - a tenor Flying Dutchman. Adrian Dwyer tackled it clearly, ardently...He knows how with brains, voice and natural instinct to bring a number, and a character, to life."»
2018Adès: Powder Her FaceElectrician / Lounge Lizard / Waiter / Priest / Rubbernecker / Delivery Boy
2018Strauss R.: SalomeFirst Jew
2017Adès: Powder Her FaceElectrician / Lounge Lizard / Waiter / Priest / Rubbernecker / Delivery Boy
2017Mussorgsky: KhovanshchinaPrince Andrey Khovansky
2017Beethoven: FidelioFlorestan
2017Weber: Der FreischützMax
2016Bellini: NormaFlavio
2015Verdi: La Forza del DestinoMastro Trabuco
2015Dove: SwanhunterLemminkainen
2015Charpentier G.: LouiseJulien
2015Strauss R.: SalomeNarraboth
2015Weber: Oberonhuon
2014Puccini: La Fanciulla del WestTrin
2014Puccini: La Fanciulla del WestTrin
2014Marschner: Der VampyrEdgar Aubry
2014Wagner R.: Das RheingoldMime
2013Berg: WozzeckAndres
2013Britten: Death in VeniceStrolling player (male)
2013Britten: Death in VeniceStrolling player (male)
2013Beethoven: FidelioJaquino
2012Janáček: The Makropulos AffairJanek
2012Janáček: The Makropulos AffairJanek
2012Sondheim: Sweeney ToddBeadle Bamford
2011Verdi: RequiemTenor
2011Wagner R.: Parsifal1. Gralsritter
2011Catalani: La WallyGiuseppe Hagenbach
2011Mozart: Die ZauberflöteTamino
2010Weill: Street Scenesam kaplan
2009Verdi: La TraviataAlfredo Germont
2009Verdi: OtelloRodrigo
2008Weill: Street Scenesam kaplan
2008Bernstein: Trouble in Tahiti1st trio member
2008Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaConte d'Almaviva
2007Mozart: Die ZauberflöteTamino
2007Rossini: Il Barbiere di SivigliaConte d'Almaviva
2007Orff: Carmina BuranaTenor
2006Verdi: RequiemTenor
2006Puccini: La BohèmeRodolfo
2006Puccini: La BohèmeRodolfo
2000Verdi: RequiemTenor
2000Puccini: La BohèmeRodolfo
2000Mozart: Don GiovanniDon Ottavio
2000Berlioz: Béatrice et BénédictBénedict
2000Mahler: Das Lied von der ErdeTenor


Adrian Dwyer made his professional debut in Los Angeles as Rodolfo in Baz Luhrmann’s production of La Bohème, receiving an LA Stage Alliance “Ovation” Award, and has since been engaged by companies including English National Opera, De Nederlandse Opera, Opéra de Toulon, Scottish Opera, Edinburgh International Festival, Opera North, Cape Town Opera, Birmingham Opera, Opera Queensland, Northern Ireland Opera, Opera Ireland, and Opera Theatre Company, and with all of the major UK Festival Companies. The 2017-18 season sees him make important role debuts as Florestan Fidelio, Andrei Khovansky Khovanschina (Welsh National Opera), and Max Der Freischutz, as well as reprising his celebrated portrayal of Electrician/Waiter/Lounge Lizard in Thomas Ades' Powder Her Face.

He excels in full lyric roles such as Andres Wozzeck, Janek The Makropoulos Case, Steuermann Der fliegende Holländer, Vaudemont Iolanta, Tamino Die Zauberflöte, Alfredo La Traviata, Ismaele Nabucco, Don Jose Carmen, Hagenbach La Wally, Huon Oberon and Macduff Macbeth. He has also garnered critical acclaim in modern repertoire during several seasons at the Linbury Theatre for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

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 concert repertoire, performing in venues such as the Opera Comique and Theatre Mogador (Paris), the Prince Regent Theatre (Munich), Tokyo Opera City, Usher Hall (Edinburgh), and in England at 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 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, Stephen Lord, Paul Daniel, Vasily Petrenko, David Stern, Nicholas Braithwaite, Martin Andre, David Hill, Richard Farnes and Stephen Barlow. 
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Adès: Powder Her Face Electrician / Lounge Lizard / Waiter / Priest / Rubbernecker / Delivery Boy Opera Theatre Company 2018
Strauss R.: Salome First Jew Opera North 2018
Adès: Powder Her Face Electrician / Lounge Lizard / Waiter / Priest / Rubbernecker / Delivery Boy Immediately Northern Ireland Opera 2017
Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina Prince Andrey Khovansky Welsh National Opera 2017
Beethoven: Fidelio Florestan Longborough Festival Opera 2017