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Peter Kirk

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British tenor PETER KIRK studied with mezzo-soprano Ameral Gunson before going to the Royal College of Music International Opera School and studying with tenor Tim Evans Jones graduating 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 Callegari amongst others. Peter Kirk undertook some small roles during this apprenticeship (Chaplitsky, Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades; 3rd Peasant, Paul Duka’s Ariane et Barbe-Bleu) and significant roles including Paolino in Domenico Cimarosa’s Il Matrimonio Segreto, the Prince in Ottorino Respighi’s La Belle au Bois Dormant, and the tenor soloist in Igor Stravinsky’s Pulcinella.

Subsequently he has returned to l’Opéra national du Rhin to play the roles of Antonio in Wagner’s Das Liebesverbot, Pasek in Leoš Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen and the 3rd Jew in Salome by Richard Strauss.

Peter Kirk has also worked for the Royal Opera. London (Chulak, David Bruce’s opera The Firework-Maker’s Daughter), English National Opera (Congressional Page, Nico Muhly’s opera Two Boys), English Touring Opera (Lucano, L’ incoronazione di Poppea by Monteverdi, Tenor Soloist, Purcell’s The Fairy Queen), Festival d’Aix en Provence, and Hyogo Performing Arts Theatre, Japan (Lysander, B. Britten’s A Midsummer Nights Dream).

This season he makes concert debuts with the Münchner Symphoniker Orchester (Mozart’s Requiem) and the Vienna Tonkünstler Orchester (Bernstein centenary gala). He plays the role of Tamino in Mozart’s The Magic Flute for company Opera up Close at the Soho Theatre; Almaviva in Le Barbier de Séville for Opéra Nomade at theThéâtre Impérial de Compiègne; Tom Rakewell in The Rake’s Progress by Stravinsky at the Latvian National Opera; Lysander in Britten’s A Midsummer Nights Dream for Opéra de Tours, the Sailor in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas at festival d'Aix en Provence.

 

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