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Peter Hoare


About this Artist

Tenor Peter Hoare was born in Bradford and initially trained as a percussionist, before making his debut as a singer at Welsh National Opera where his many roles have included Herod in Salome, Mal in the world premiere of James MacMillan’s The Sacrifice and Alwa in Lulu. Most recently Peter sang the Jailer/Grand Inquisitor in Il Prigioniero and the Magician/ Nika Magdoff in The Consul as part of their amnesty-themed summer season.

Peter appears regularly at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and at English National Opera. For Covent Garden, roles include Mortimer in the premiere of George Benjamin’s Lessons in Love and Violence, Shapkin in From the House of the Dead, Fatty in The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, and Larry King in Anna Nicole. At English National Opera, he has sung Laca in Jenůfa, Zinovy in Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Faust in The Damnation of Faust, and Hermann in The Queen of Spades.

On the international stage, Peter made his Metropolitan Opera debut as Hauptmann in Wozzeck and appeared many times as Shapkin in Patrice Chereau’s much loved production of From the House of the Dead, most recently at the Opéra National de Paris.

Peter’s discography includes Delius’ Song of the High Hills and Britten’s Gloriana conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras for Decca Records; Kat’a Kabanová with Carlo Rizzi, and Falstaff with Sir Colin Davis for Chandos; and Yeomen of the Guard with Sir Charles Mackerras and the Orchestra of Welsh National Opera for the Telarc label.

This season opens with a return to English National Opera as Orpheus Man in Birtwistle’s The Mask of Orpheus, followed by his debut with Greek National Opera as the Hauptmann in Wozzeck, a role he will sing next summer in Simon McBurney’s new production for Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, with Sir Simon Rattle conducting.