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Peter Hoare

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Peter Hoare was born in Bradford, England, and initially trained as a percussionist before making his debut as a singer at Welsh National Opera. Renowned for his versatility and musicianship, Hoare has built his reputation internationally with spectacular performances of 20th-century and contemporary opera, making his Metropolitan Opera debut as Hauptmann (Wozzeck) followed by Shapkin (From the House of the Dead). Elsewhere his roles have included Shapkin at Opéra national de Paris and La Monnaie, Alviano Salvago (Die Gezeichneten) at Komische Oper Berlin and in Palermo, Sharikov (A Dog’s Heart) for Dutch National Opera, La Scala, English National Opera, and Opéra de Lyon, Desportes (Die Soldaten) for Zurich Opera House and in David Pountney’s production at the Ruhr Triennale, New National Theatre Tokyo, and Lincoln Center. Other appearances include Frère Elie (Saint François d’Assise) for the Hamburg State Opera, Witch (Hänsel und Gretel) in Amsterdam, Creon (Thebans) in Bonn and at ENO, and Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk in Lyon. More recently he sang Hauptmann at Covent Garden and the Aix-en-Provence Festival, 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 Norwegian Opera in Oslo. Highlights of Hoare’s 2023-24 season include returns to English National Opera as Monostatos (The Magic Flute) and La Monnaie as Mime (Das Rheingold). In concert, he performs Piet le Pot (Le Grand Macabre) at Bucharest’s Enescu Festival with the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra under Arnaud Arbet and Schoenberg’s Gurrelieder with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under Simon Rattle. Future plans include returns to La Monnaie Brussels, Berlin State Opera, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Malmö Opera, and Norwegian Opera.

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