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Peter Hoare


Renowned for his versatility and his musicianship, Peter Hoare has carved his name with his performances of 20th-century and contemporary opera, making his Metropolitan Opera debut Hauptmann Wozzeck followed by Šapkin From the House of the Dead. His recent roles at the Royal Opera House include Mortimer Lessons in Love and Violence, Fatty Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny and Dr Caius Falstaff. Much admired by conductors and directors the world over, his repertoire extends to Desportes Die Soldaten, Larry King Anna Nicole and Sharikov The Dog’s Heart. On the concert platform this season Peter joined Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Los Angeles Philharmonic for Kurt Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins and Das Berliner Requiem in the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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Camilla Wehmeyer



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World premiere at Grange Park

Peter Hoare appears in the UK's first new opera commission since the COVID-19 lockdown.

On 12 and 13 September 2020, Peter Hoare appeared as Frederic in the world premiere of a new opera commission for Grange Park Opera, A Feast in the time of Plague , written in response to the COVID-19 pandemic by Sir David Pountney with music by the celebrated young composer Alex Woolf.  The libretto, loosely based on Alexander Pushkin’s 1830 fragment of the same title, features 12 characters recalling the Last Supper. Joining Peter to lead the cast were Simon Keenlyside, Susan Bullock and Claire Booth. The performances were filmed on stage to a reduced audience at Grange Park's Theatre in the Woods and will be made available online in two parts, the first on 24th September and the second on 1st October 2020.

Further info here.


Repertoire Includes



The Gospel According To The Other Mary Lazarus


St Matthew Passion
St John Passion
Christmas Oratorio
Mass In B Minor


Symphony No. 9


La Damnation de Faust
Romeo Et Juliette
Grand Messe De Morts


Serenade For Tenor, Horn & Strings
St Nicholas

Les Illumination
War Requiem
Songs Of The High Hills


Dream Of Gerontius


Intimations Of Immortality


Messe Solennelle




Nelson Mass


Diary Of One Who Disappeared


8th Symphony




Mass in C Minor


Messa di Gloria


The Bells


Gurrelieder (Waldemar)


Child Of Our Time




Fall Of The City Of Mahagonny



The Thebans (Creon)


Lessons In Love And Violence (Mortimer)


Wozzeck (Hauptmann)

Lulu (Alwa)


Damnation de Faust (Faust)


Mefistofele (Nereo, Wagner)


Albert Herring (Mr Upfold)
Rape Of Lucretia (Male Chorus)
Gloriana (Master Of Ceremonies)
Billy Budd (Vere)
Peter Grimes (Bob Boles)


Il Prigoniero (Gaoler/Inquisitor)


Belisario (Eutropio)
Lucia Di Lammermoor (Normanno)


Andrea Chenier (Abbé)


Hänsel Und Gretel (Witch)


Kat’a Kabanovâ (Tikhon)

Makropulos Case (Gregor/Vitek)
Cunning Little Vixen (Schoolmaster)
Jenufa (Laca)
House Of The Dead (Shapkin)


Le Grand Macabre (Piet The Pot)


Julietta (Michel)


L’incoronazione Di Poppea (Arnalta)


Idomeneo (Idomeneo, Arbace)

La clemenza di Tito (Tito)
Le nozze di Figaro (Curzio, Basilio)
Die Zauberflöte (Monastatos)
Die Entführung (Pedrillo)


Boris Godunov (Shuisky, Simpleton)
Khovanshchina (Golitsyn)


Al gran sole carico d’amore (Thiers)


Betrothal In A Monastery (Brother Elusaf)


Madama Butterfly (Goro)
Manon Lescaut (Il Maestro Di Ballo)
Turandot (Pong, Pang)


A Dog’s Heart (Sharikov)


The Tsar’s Bride (Bomelius)


Die Gezeichneten (Alviano)


Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (Zinovy)


Ariadne auf Naxos (Bacchus)

Salome (Herod)
Der Rosenkavalier (Valzacchi)

Elektra (Aegisthus)


The Rake’s Progress (Sellem)


Eugene Onegin (Monsieur Triquet)
Pique Dame (Hermann/Tchekalinsky)

Iolanta (Vaudemont)


Anna Nicole (Larry King)


La Traviata (Gastone)
Falstaff (Bardolfo/Caius)


Tristan und Isolde (Der Hirt)
Der Fliegende Holländer (Steuermann)
Tannhäuser (Heinrich Der Schreiber)


Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny (Fatty)


Die Soldaten (Desportes)


Selected Discography

Delius: The Song of the High Hills
Cast includes Peter Hoare and Rebecca Evans. Conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras with the Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera and the Chorus of the Welsh National Opera
LONDON (1995)
George Benjamin: Lessons In Love and Violence
Filmed at Covent Garden, cast includes Stéphane Degout, Peter Hoare, Barbara Hannigan and Samuel Boden. George Benjamin conducts the orchestra of the Royal Opera House

OPUS ARTE (2018)
Adams: The Gospel According to the Other Mary
John Adams Edition: Cast includes Kelley OʼConnor (Mary), Tamara Mumford (Martha), Daniel Bubeck (Countertenor), Brian Cummings (Countertenor), Nathan Medley (Countertenor), with the Berliner Philharmoniker.

Verdi: Falstaff
Cast includes Christopher Purves (title role), Dina Kuznetsova, Tassis Chrystoyannis and Marie-Nicole Lemieux. Richard Jones production from the 2009 Glyndebourne Festival, conducted by Vladimir Jurowski with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Janáček: Katya Kabanova
Cast includes Peter Hoare (Tichon), Cheryl Barker, Jane Henschel and Robert Brubaker. Conducted by Carlo Rizzi with the Orchestra and Chorus of Welsh National Opera.

CHANDOS (2007)
Hodie: Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Cast includes Peter Hoare, Stephen Gadd, and Janice Watson. Conducted by Hilary Davan
MacMillan: The Sacrifice
Cast includes Peter Hoare, Christopher Purves, Leigh Melrose and Sarah Tynan. Conducted by Anthony Negus with the Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera and the Chorus of the Welsh National Opera
CHANDOS (2007)
Verdi: Falstaff
Cast includes Michele Pertusi, Carlos Alvarez, Bulent Bezduz, Alasdair Elliott and Peter Hoare (Bardolpho). Conducted by Sir Colin Davis with the London Symphony Orchestra.

LSO LIVE (2004)
Gilbert & Sullivan
Cast includes Peter Hoare (Leonard), Alwyn Mellor, Neil Archer, Richard Suart and Felicity Palmer. Conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras with the Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera and the Chorus of the Welsh National Opera
TELARC (2001)
Britten: Gloriana
Cast includes Peter Hoare, Dame Josephine Barstow, Yvonne Kenny, John Shirley-Quirk and Bryn Terfel. Conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras with the Welsh National Opera Chorus and Orchestra
ARGO (1993)
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Berg WOZZECK / Greek National Opera

“Peter Hoare is delightfully hysterical.”
James Imam, Financial Times, 20th January 2020


Birtwistle THE MASK OF ORPHEUS / English National Opera

“In the insanely demanding title-role, a brave and accomplished performance by a scantily clad Peter Hoare deserves prizes.”
Rupert Christiansen, The Telegraph, 19th October 2019

“Huge respect to the heroic performers, especially Peter Hoare as Orpheus.”
Richard Morrison, The Times, 21st October 2019

“Peter Hoare’s formidable account, often half-naked or draped in a short red robe and looking uncannily like Eddie Izzard or a grizzled Gary Glitter, deserves an Oscar.”
Fiona Maddocks, The Guardian, 26th October 2019

“Peter Hoare is brilliant, as always, as Orpheus the Man.”
Richard Fairman, Financial Times, 21st October 2019


Britten BILLY BUDD / Den Norske Opera, Oslo

“The main roles were consistently well performed, but Peter Hoare probably played the most important in the role of the old Captain Vere at the old folks home, especially at the end of the performance. He shaped the melodies so beautifully, that it could just as well have been high-romantic music, and I stopped reading the text because the diction was so clear.”
Magnus Andersson, Klassekampen Musikkmagasinet, 4th February 2019


Benjamin LESSONS IN LOVE & VIOLENCE / Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

“Even as a military adviser, Mortimer (the bright-voiced tenor Peter Hoare), argues that love — any love — is “poison” to both the human body and the body politic.”
Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times, (11th May 2018)

“Peter Hoare (is) utterly compelling as Mortimer.”
Warwick Thompson, Metro, (11th May 2018)

“Peter Hoare’s Mortimer – wild-eyed but horribly sane in his actions, spinning even the most grotesque logic into plausible, lovely phrases.”
Alexandra Coghlan, The Arts Desk, (11th May 2018)


Janáček JENŮFA / Grange Park Opera at West Horsley Place

“I don’t think I’ve ever seen Jenůfa’s hapless suitors Laca and Steva as strongly or sharply defined as they are by Peter Hoare and Nicky Spence. Hoare’s Laca movingly portrays low self-esteem suddenly finding inner strength, […] Both these excellent tenors sing at the top of their game.”
Rupert Christiansen, The Telegraph, (21 June 2017)

“Peter Hoare (Laca) makes this fiendishly high role sound easy, his bright timbre well suited. Hoare is pent with energy, liable to explode at any moment in this volcanic portrayal.”
Louise Lewis, British Theatre Guide (14, June 2017)


Ligeti LE GRAND MACABRE / London Symphony Orchestra

“A uniformly strong cast included especially fine contributions from Peter Hoare as the inebriated Piet the Pot”
Barry Millington, Evening Standard (Jan 2017)

Janáček JENŮFA / English National Opera


“Peter Hoare is the intense Laca, his voice dark and strong, the man’s bitterness, desire and remorse beautifully realised.”
Tim Ashley, The Guardian, June 2016

“The real strength of the cast, though, is in its pair of tenors, Peter Hoare giving another of his gripping character portrayals as Laca…”
Richard Fairman, Financial Times, June 2016

Julian Anderson THEBANS / English National Opera

Peter Hoare was outstanding as the despotic Creon, doomed by his own inflexibility. Hoare commands the whole of proceedings both with gesture and stage movement with a strong, flexible tenor voice”
David Karlin, Bachtrack, May 2014


Berg WOZZECK / Metropolitan Opera

“Peter Hoare has long been an outstanding Captain, not unknown to New York audiences after Esa-Pekka Salonen’s devastating performance with the Philharmonia at Lincoln Center eighteen months ago. Snivelling, abrasive, fundamentally decrepit and yet earnestly devoted to a bankrupt moral order, Hoare’s … tenor suits this role superbly, and his contortions onstage thoroughly enacted the Captain’s inherent hypocrisy.”
David Allen, Bachtrack, March 2014



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