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Adrian Dwyer

  • Tenor

Biography

Adrian Dwyer made his European debut with Orchestre de Paris at the Opera Comique in a concert performance as Benedict Beatrice et Benedict. A further invitation followed to sing Francesco Benvenuto Cellini in Orchestre de Paris' 2003 Berlioz cycle under the direction of Christoph Eschenbach.

Adrian made his North American debut during 2004 as Rodolfo in Baz Luhrmann's TONY award-winning production of La Boheme at the Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles, subsequently winning a Los Angeles Stage Alliance Ovation Award for Outstanding Performance. This role has featured prominently in his career, with other engagements including Rodolfo in Francesca Zambello's Royal Albert Hall production, and in South Africa for Cape Town Opera. He has also covered it at Glyndebourne.

Other career highlights have included Almaviva Barbiere di Siviglia and Macduff Macbeth (Scottish Opera), Arturo Lucia di Lammermoor (English National Opera), Miroslav/Harpist Excursions of Mr Broucek and Robert Skin Deep (Opera North), Sam Street Scene (Opera de Toulon), which he has also performed at The Young Vic (The Opera Group), Roderigo Otello (Birmingham Opera/Vick), Perez Koanga (Sadler's Wells) and Don Ottavio Don Giovanni (Belle Ile Festival, France).

He has also sung a variety of leading roles at all of the major UK opera festivals, including Aldeburgh (Lenski Eugene Onegin), Buxton (Barbiere, Street Scene), Grange Park (Tamino Die Zauberflote, Leicester Maria Stuarda), Garsington (Vakula Cherevichki), Opera Holland Park (Don Giovanni), Iford (Edgardo Lucia), MidWales (Jenik Bartered Bride) and Stanley Hall (title role Fra Diavolo) .

In his native Australia he has sung Alfredo La Traviata and Almaviva Barbiere di Siviglia for Opera Queensland and Ismaele Nabucco for the State Opera of South Australia.

On the concert platform he has performed with The Bayerische Rundfunkorchester at the Prinzregententheater Munich (Bernstein Trouble in Tahiti), the Royal Scottish National Orchestra at the Edinburgh Festival (Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music), The Philharmonia Orchestra (Rossini Stabat Mater, Petite Messe Solennelle), The English Chamber Orchestra, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall (Verdi Requiem, Orff Carmina Burana), The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Manchester Camerata, L'Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre Léonard da Vinci/Opera de Rouen (Mahler/Schoenberg das Lied von der Erde), The English Festival Orchestra (Verdi Requiem), The Britten-Pears Orchestra (Mendelssohn Lobgesang), the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, the Queensland Orchestra and the State Orchestra of Victoria, under conductors such as Richard Bonynge, Sir David Willcocks, David Stern, David Parry, Nicholas Braithwaite, Ulf Schilmer, Elgar Howarth, Anthony Inglis, Marc Soustrot, Francisco Bonnins, Sergio la Stella, Paul Daniel, Martin Andre, Robin Stapleton and Anthony Inglis.

His recordings include Cherevichki with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under Elgar Howarth, Der Fliegende Hollander with Melbourne Symphony Orchestra under Oleg Caetani, and Gardiner in Trouble in Tahiti with the Bayerische Rundfunkorchester under Ulf Schilmer.