Musician in London, United Kingdom
British tenor Peter Kirk studied at the University of Wales, the Royal College of Music International Opera School (graduating with the Eric Shilling Prize for Opera), and on l’Opéra national du Rhin’s Young Artist’s Programme.
Whilst on l’Opéra national du Rhin’s programme, Peter sang the roles of Paolino (Il Matrimonio Segreto), Prince (La Belle au Bois Dormant), 2nd Peasant (Ariane et Barbe-Bleu), Tchaplitsky (Queen of Spades). He has since been invited back to sing the roles of Antonio (Das Liebesverbot), Pasek (Cunning Little Vixen) and 3rd Jew (Salome).
In 2017 / 2018, Peter sang Tamino in Die Zauberflötefor Opera Up Close, Almaviva in Il Barbiere di Sivigliawith Opera Nomade at the Theatre Imperial de Compiegne and with Opéra de Vichy, Tom Rakewell in The Rakes Progressat the Latvian National Opera, Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Opéra de Tours, and the Sailor in Dido & Aeneaswith Festival d’Aix en Provence. On the concert platform notable performances included a Berstein Gala with the Vienna Tonkünstler Orchester under the Baton of Yutaka Sado, and Mozart’s Requiem at the Gasteig with David Reiland and the Münchner Symphoniker.
Other productions in recent seasons include Lucano in L’incoronazione di Poppea with English Touring Opera, Charlie in Mahagonny Songspiel with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Congressional Page in Two Boyswith English National Opera, Chulak in The Firework Makers Daugter for the Royal Opera (Covent Garden) and Lysander at the Hyogo Performing Arts Centre, Japan.
Peter's future engagements include Wagner/Nereo in Mefistofele at Opera de Lyon, Mr. Erlanson in A little Night Music(Nederlandse Reisopera) and Japan New Years Eve Bernstein Gala (Nishinomiya, Hyogo Performing Arts Centre).