Bryony Dwyer

Bryony Dwyer

Light Lyric Soprano

Tasmanian Soprano living and working in Europe
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2017Cilea: Adriana LecouvreurMlle Jouvenot
2017Handel: AlcinaMorgana
2017Rossini: L'Italiana in AlgeriElvira
2017Strauss R.: Ariadne auf NaxosNajade
2017Rodgers & Hammerstein: CarouselJulie Jordan
2016Mozart: Die ZauberflöteErste Dame (First Lady)
2016Mozart: Die ZauberflötePamina
2015Donizetti: L'elisir d'amoreGiannetta
2015Mussorgsky: KhovanshchinaSusanna
2015Mozart: Don GiovanniZerlina
2015Weber: Der FreischützÄnnchens
2015Verdi: RigolettoA Page
2015Lortzing: UndineUndine
2014Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroBarbarina
2014Mozart: Cosi fan tutteDespina
2014Mozart: Die ZauberflötePapagena
2013Massenet: WertherSophie
2013Rossini: La CenerentolaClorinda
2013Verdi: RigolettoCountess Ceprano
2013Wagner: Die FeenAda

Bio

Tasmanian soprano, Bryony Dwyer, is a graduate of the University of Sydney' Conservatorium of Music, completing a Bachelor of Music in Performance in 2008 and an Advanced Opera Diploma in 2011.  Currently based in Basel, Switzerland, the 2016/2017 season sees Bryony as a member of OperAvenir-Plus at Theater Basel.   Following her studies Bryony joined the Wiener Staatsoper as the 2012 recipient of Opera Foundation Australia's Vienna State Opera Award and remained as a member of the ensemble for the 2013/2014 season. While at the Wiener Staatsoper Bryony sang and covered roles such as Barbarina, Papagena, Giannetta (L'elisir d'amore), Sophie (Werther), Despina, Zerlina, Clorinda and Eine Modistin, among others.  In November 2013 Bryony travelled to Oman to perform the role of Barbarina with the Wiener Staatsoper’s cast of Le nozze di Figaro by invitation of the Sultan of Oman at the Royal Opera House Muscat. During the 2013/2014 season at the Wiener Staatsoper, Bryony participated in two Premieres. Renowned director, Otto Schenk, created a brand new and beautiful production of Janàček's Das Schlaue Füchslein. Bryony was seen as eine Henne in the production, which was hailed as "a triumph" by critics.  Bryony also performed the role of Md.lla Jouvenot in the Wiener Staatsoper Premiere of Cilea's Adriana Lecouvreur, alongside Angela Gheorghiu in the title role. This was the first time that Cilea's 112 year old opera had ever been performed at the Wiener Staatsoper, making Bryony the first person ever to sing the role of Jouvenot on that hallowed stage.    In Australia Bryony has worked with many prominent organisations appearing regularly with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra under the direction of Paul Dyer and the Manly-Warringah Orchestra under the direction of Carlos Alvarado.  In 2011 Bryony sang the role of Fox alongside Julie Goodwin's Vixen in The Cunning Little Vixen as Sydney Chamber Opera's Premiere Production. The year before Bryony worked with the same team on their production of Britten's The Turn of the Screw appearing as the lead role of The Governess.  During her time at the Sydney Conservatorium, Bryony was a regular member and soloist with the Sydney Conservatorium Chamber Choir, with several performances heard live on ABC Classic FM. As a member of the Opera School, Bryony appeared as Sandrina (La Finta Giardiniera), Emmieline (King Arthur) and Eurydice (Le Malheurs d’Orphée).   For 10 years Bryony was an active member of the Royal Australian Navy - Reserves performing with the Royal Australian Navy Band. These duties took Bryony all over Australia and overseas performing for national and international dignitaries. Highlights include performing for King George Tupou V of Tonga at his coronation and singing the Australian National Anthem at the Dawn Service and the Lone Pine Service in Gallipoli, Turkey, on ANZAC Day 2010. For ANZAC Day in 2012, Bryony travelled to the Western Front in France to sing for the Dawn Service at Villers-Bretonneaux.   In 2007 Bryony returned to Tasmania to perform the role of Belinda in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas with the Tasmanian Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Myer Fredman. In 2004 Bryony travelled to Denmark as a member of the Derwent Valley Concert Band to sing for the celebrations surrounding the wedding of Crown Prince Fredrick and Mary Donaldson.   2015 saw Bryony appear as Ännchen in Weber’s Der Freischütz at Oper Köln and in April Bryony returned to Australia to perform at the Gala Concert of the Brisbane Baroque Festival. For the remainder of the 2015 season Bryony returned to the Wiener Staatsoper to perform the title role in the Kinder Oper Undine, among other roles and covers.   During this season at Theater Basel, Bryony can been seen as Susanna in Mussorgski’s Chowanschtschina, Erste Dame in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and Julia in Blacher's Romeo und Julia, among others. Bryony will be returning to Theater Basel as a member of OperAvenir-Plus in 2016/2017. (c) Biography not to be reproduced without authorised permission from bryonydwyer.com  All details correct and current at May 2016.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel Sandmännchen (the Sandman) Immediately Wiener Staatsoper 2018
Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel Taumännchen (the Dewman) Immediately Wiener Staatsoper 2018
Bizet: Carmen Micaëla 24 hours Wuppertaler Bühnen 2018
Dvořák: Rusalka Rusalka Stadttheater Klagenfurt 2018
Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur Mlle Jouvenot Immediately Wiener Staatsoper 2017

Awards

opera foundation australia - vienna state opera award
2016
marten bequest travelling scholarship
2016
opera & arts support group scholarship
2016