In the world premiere of Anthony Bolton's The Life & Death of Alexander Litvinenko, Adrian Dwyer in the title role and Stephan Loges as Boris Berezovsky with Grange Park Opera have impressed critics in this compelling opera, telling the real-life story of the former FSB officer who was poisoned in 2006.
Adrian Dwyer singing Sasha had a limpid, light tenor that shone in moments of lyrical breakout, such as the final scene.
Benjamin Poore, OperaWire
The voices are unimpeachable. Adrian Dwyer gives us excellent diction in a light, clear tenor that pulls off the unlikely trick of making an FSB hard man into a loveable creature – albeit with plenty of reserves of inner strength.
David Karlin, Bachtrack****
In a quasi-epic context, the singing of Adrian Dwyer … their diction and commitment is exemplary.
Yehuda Shapiro, The Stage
The quality of the singing was excellent, particularly Adrian Dwyer as the eponymous hero…
Mark Ronan, The Article
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