Australian tenor Adrian Dwyer made his Royal Opera House debut as Edgar/Poor Tom (Goehr’s Promised End) with English Touring Opera in 2010. He has since returned with ETO as Hermes (King Priam) and with Opera North as Lemminkäinen (Swanhunter). He made his Royal Opera debut in 2015 as Emir (Cities of Salt).
Dwyer studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio. He made his professional debut as Rodolfo (La bohème) in Los Angeles, directed by Baz Luhrmann. Engagements since include Andres (Wozzeck), Jaquino (Fidelio), Oficer (The Passenger), Arturo (Lucia di Lammermoor), Knight (Parisfal) and Strolling Player (Death in Venice) for English National Opera, Strolling Player for Dutch National Opera, Macduff (Macbeth) and Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia) for Scottish Opera, Janek (Makropoulos Case), Cherevin/Young Prisoner (From the House of the Dead), Trin (La fanciulla del West), Harpist/Miroslav/Composer (The Adventures of Mr Brouček) and Robert (Skin Deep) for Opera North, Sam Kaplan (Street Scene) for Opéra de Toulon, Rodolfo for Cape Town Opera, Alfredo (La traviata) and Almaviva for Opera Queensland Ismaele (Nabucco) for State Opera of South Australia.
Dwyer’s concert engagements include Richard Strauss’s Deutsche Motette at the 2014 BBC Proms and Sweeney Todd and Trouble in Tahiti with the Bavarian Radio Orchestra.