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Peter Hoare

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Peter Hoare was born in Bradford and initially trained as a percussionist, before making his debut as a singer at Welsh National Opera.

Renowned for his versatility and his musicianship, Peter Hoare has carved his name internationally with spectacular performances of 20th-century and contemporary opera, making is Metropolitan Opera debut as Hauptmann Wozzeck followed by Shapkin From the House of the Dead. His repertoire extends to Desportes Die Soldaten, Larry King Anna Nicole and Sharikov The Dog’s Heart, with recent roles at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden including Mortimer Lessons in Love and Violence, Fatty Rise and Fall of Mahagonny and Dr Caius Falstaff.

On the international stage roles include Shapkin at the Opéra National de Paris and La Monnaie, 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, 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 Frère Elie in Saint François d’Assise for the Staastoper Hamburg, 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 Den Norske Opera in Oslo.

Highlights of Peter’s 2023-24 season include returns to English National Opera as Monostatos 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 cond. Arnaud Arbet, Schoenberg’s Gurrelieder with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks cond. Sir Simon Rattle and Zinovy in Shostakovich‘s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk in performances with the Boston Symphony Orchestra cond. Andris Nelsons at Boston’s Symphony Hall and New York’s Carnegie Hall. Future plans include returns to La Monnaie Brussels, the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Malmö Opera and Norwegian Opera.

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