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Peter Hoare


About this Artist

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 Salome, Mal in the world premiere of James MacMillan’s The Sacrifice and Alwa Lulu. Most recently Peter sang The Jailer/Grand Inquisitor Il Prigioniero and The Magician/Nika Magdoff 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 From the House of the Dead, Fatty Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny and Larry King Anna Nicole. At English National Opera he has sung Laca Jenůfa, Zinovy Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Faust The Damnation of Faust and Hermann Queen of Spades. In other UK appearances he sang Boris Káťa Kabanová for Opera Holland Park and stepped in to sing Laca Jenůfa for Grange Park Opera’s opening season at the newly built Theatre in the Woods at West Horsley Place.

On the international stage Peter made his Metropolitan Opera debut as Hauptmann 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. He sang Alviano Salvago in Schreker’s Die Gezeichneten at the Komische Opera Berlin and in Palermo, Sharikov A Dog’s Heart for Die Nationale Opera, Amsterdam, La Scala, English National Opera and Opéra de Lyon, and Desportes Die Soldaten for Opernhaus Zürich and in David Pountney’s production at the Ruhr Triennale, the New National Theatre Tokyo and at the Lincoln Centre in New York. Other appearances include Witch Hänsel und Gretel in Amsterdam, Creon Thebans in Bonn and at ENO, and Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk in Lyon. More recently he sang Shapkin in Tcherniakov’s production of From the House of the Dead at La Monnaie, Mortimer Lessons in Love and Violence in Hamburg, Amsterdam and Lyon, and made his debut as Captain Vere in Annilese Miskimmon’s acclaimed production of Billy Budd for Den Norske Opera in Oslo.

On the concert platform Peter has recently appeared with the Berlin Philharmonic and Sir Simon Rattle in performances of John Adams’ The Gospel According to the Other Mary, recorded as part of the orchestra’s multi-disc box set ‘The John Adams Edition’, as well as Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre, in a co-production with the London Symphony Orchestra. He appeared at the BBC Proms 2017 singing Schoenberg’s Gurrelieder with the LSO, and the Proms 2016 with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in Tippett’s A Child of Our Time. Further performances include Das Lied von der Erde (Harding/Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the Royal Flemish Philharmonic), Janacek’s The Diary of One who Disappeared and Elliot Carter’s In sleep in thunder with Contrechamps in Geneva and at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, Berlioz Roméo et Juliette (Rattle/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra), Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings (Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra), Verdi Requiem (RLPO), La Damnation de Faust and Beethoven Symphony No 9 (RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and Bochumer Symphoniker), Elgar’s Spirit of England and La Damnation de Faust at the Three Choirs Festival, Mahler’s 8th Symphony (Elder/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and the Hallé) and performances of The Cunning Little Vixen with the LSO and Sir Simon Rattle.

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