Adrian Dwyer  | Tenor


Adrian Dwyer

This Season

Powder Her Face


British/Australian tenor Adrian Dwyer made his professional debut in Los Angeles as Rodolfo in Baz Luhrmann’s La bohème, and has since worked extensively with English National Opera, De Nationale Opera, Netherlands, Welsh National Opera, Scottish Opera, Opéra de Toulon, Cape Town Opera, Opera Queensland, State Opera of South Australia, Opera North, Birmingham Opera Company, NI Opera and at the Edinburgh International Festival.

He regularly collaborates with innovative directors such as Richard Jones, Christopher Alden, Calixto Bieito, Deborah Warner, David Pountney, Carrie Cracknell, David Alden, John Fulljames, Oliver Mears, Graham Vick, Olivia Fuchs, Antony McDonald, Annilese Miskimmon, and Olivier Benezech. 

His large and diverse repertoire encompasses Max in Weber’s Der Freischütz, Florestan in Beethoven’s Fidelio, Narraboth Strauss’s Salome, Tamino in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Huon in Weber’s Oberon, Andres in Berg’s Wozzeck, Andrei in Mussorgsky’s Khovanshchina, Vaudemont in Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta, alongside modern roles such as Jonathan Dove's Swanhunter and Electrician/Lounge Lizard/Waiter/Rubbernecker/Delivery Boy in Thomas Adès’s Powder Her Face.

In opera and concert he has worked with eminent conductors such as Christoph Eschenbach, Richard Armstrong, Richard Bonynge, Jane Glover, Marc Soustrot, David Parry, Ulf Schirmer, Stephen Lord, Elgar Howarth, Oleg Caetani, Mark Wigglesworth, Edward Gardner, Tomas Hanus, Rafael Payare, Paul Daniel, Vasily Petrenko, David Stern, Nicholas Braithwaite, Martin André, David Hill and Richard Farnes.

He makes his Irish National Opera debut as Electrician/Lounge Lizard/Waiter/Rubbernecker/Delivery Boy in Adès’s Powder Her Face, and will also sing the role for  Nevill Holt Opera in June.