Musician in London, United Kingdom
British tenor Peter Kirk studied at the Royal College of Music with Tim Evans Jones graduating from the opera school with the Eric Shilling prize for opera in 2014. Subsequently he was a trainee on l'Opéra national du Rhin's young artist programme in Strasbourg under the tutelage of Vincent Monteil working with the directors Robert Carsen, Olivier Py and Mariame Clement and conductors Marko Letonja, Constantin Trinks and Daniele Calegari amongst others.
He undertook some small roles during this apprenticeship (Tchaplitsky - The Queen of Spades, 3rd Peasant Ariane et Barbe-Bleu) and larger roles including Paolino in Il Matrimonio Segreto, the Prince in La Belle au Bois Dormant, and the tenor soloist in Stravinsky’s Pulcinella. Subsequently he has returned to l’Opéra national du Rhin to play the roles of Antonio in Das Liebersverbot (Wagner), Pasek, The Cunning Little Vixen and the 3rd Jew, Salome.
Kirk has also worked for the Royal Opera, Covent Garden (Chulak, The Firework-Maker’s Daughter), English National Opera (Congressional Page, Two Boys), English Touring Opera (Lucano, il Coronazione di Poppea, Tenor Soloist the Fairy Queen) Festival d’Aix en Provence (Lurcarnio & Oduardo, Ariodante), and Hyogo Performing Arts Theatre, Japan (Lysander, A midsummer Night’s Dream)
Currently he is on tour with http://popupopera.co.uk performing the role of Paolino in il Matrimonio Segreto.
Next season he will make concert debuts with the Münchner Symphoniker Orchester, the Vienna Tonkünstler Orchester and play the roles of Tamino at the Soho Theatre with Opera up Close Almaviva in il Barbiere di Siviglia at the Théâtre Impérial de Compiègne and Lysander in a Midsummer Nights Dream for http://www.operadetours.fr
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