Peter Kirk

Musician in London, United Kingdom

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British tenor Peter Kirk studied with Ameral Gunson before going to the Royal College of Music and studying 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, English National Opera English Touring Opera, Festival d’Aix en Provence, and Hyogo Performing Arts Theatre, Japan.

This season he makes concert debuts with the Münchner Symphoniker Orchester and the Vienna Tonkünstler Orchester. He plays the roles of Tamino -Opera up Close, Almaviva in Barbiere at theThéâtre Impérial de CompiègneTom Rakewell in the Rakes Progress at the Latvian National Opera, Lysander in a Midsummer Nights Dream for, the Sailor in Dido and Aeneas -festival d'Aix en Provence and a return to Almaviva -Opera de Vichy.

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  • Work
    • Opera Singer
  • Education
    • Royal College of Music