Adrian Eröd is sought after by venues across the globe and has, besides the Vienna State Opera, already performed at the Teatro Fenice in Venice, the Hamburg State Opera, the Frankfurt Opera, the Tokyo National Opera, the Paris Opera and the Houston Grand Opera. His continuing successes are owed not only to his vocal precision but also to his phenomenal stage presence.
Born in Vienna, Eröd studied at the University for Music and the Performing Arts under Franz Lukasovsky and Walter Berry. Subsequently he began his successful and diverse career as a singer.
Eröd enjoyed his first great success on the stage at the New Opera Vienna as Billy Bud in Benjamin Britten’s opera of the same name. He was awarded the Eberhard Wächter Medal in 1998 for his interpretation of the role and for his performance as Count Almaviva in Mozart’s “Le nozze de Figaro”.
In the following years he took on all major roles in the baritone repertoire. German publication “Opernwelt” elected him as “Young Musician of the Year”, and he has been an integral part of the Vienna State Opera ensemble since 2003. Aribert Reimann composed the lead role in his opera “Medea” - which debuted at the Vienna State Opera in 2010 - especially for Eröd.
Under the baton of Christian Thielemann he sang Sixtus Beckmesser in Wagner’s “Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg” with such resounding success that he was invited to take on the same role at the 2009 Bayreuther Festspiele. Since then he has taken his Beckmesser to the great concert houses of the world, among others the Zurich Opera House, the Tokyo National Opera and the Concertgebouw Amsterdam.
Parallel to his opera career, Adrian Eröd is also extremely successful on the concert stage. He has performed Bach’s Matthew Passion under Nikolaus Harnoncourt and has collaborated with the Vienna Philharmonic under Riccardo Muti. He has also worked with Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic, and with Fabio Luisi and Helmuth Rilling.
At this year’s Salzburger Festspiele he performed in the “Rosenkavalier“ under the direction of Franz Welser-Möst. Eröd, who has won top prizes at many competitions, and who also received a scholarship from the George London Foundation, will perform at the New National Opera in Tokyo, the Hungarian National Opera in Budapest and at the Chicago Lyric Opera in the near future.