Peter WEDD Tenor
 
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Recent engagements brought Peter Wedd as BORIS in ‘Katja Kabanova’ to the Opéra de Nancy, as PRINCE in ‘Rusalka’ to the Opera House Leipzig, as FLORESTAN in ‘Fidelio’ to the National Opera Wroclav. His debut in Germany he made as SIEGMUND at the State Theater Karlsruhe, LOHENGRIN he performed at the Greek National Opera in Athens and was celebrated as TRISTAN at the Longborough Festival.

His great successes in 2016 include TRISTAN in concerts with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, FLORESTAN in a concert with the Paris Philharmonics, his debuts as the PRINCE in “Rusalka” at the Scottish Opera and as HERMANN in “Pique Dame” at the Holland Park Festival.

Only in 2013 Peter Wedd moved into the lyric Wagner repertoire and had his first great success singing the title role LOHENGRIN (Lothar Königs conducting) at the Welsh National Opera, for which he received outstanding reviews. He also sang SIEGMUND in ‘Die Walküre’ in Mexico with Jan Latham Koenig, TRISTAN in ‘Tristan und Isolde’ with Nicholas Braithwaite at the Picketts Festival, FLORESTAN in ‘Fidelio’ at Garsington Opera, and MATTEO in ‘Arabella’ at the Semperopera Dresden. Other engagements include LOHENGRIN at the Polish National Opera Warsaw under the baton of Stefan Soltesz, DON JOSÉ at the Welsh National Opera, PEDRO in James McMillan’s ‘Ines de Castro’ at the Scottish National Opera and HANS in ‘The Bartered Bride’ at the New Zealand Opera.

Peter Wedd studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with William McAlpine, and subsequently at the National Opera Studio. He was a Company Principal at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden where he sang several roles including Ywain Gawain and the Green Knight and KUDRJAS in Kat’á Kabanová.

At Welsh National Opera his many roles have included ALFREDO La Traviata, DON JOSÉ Carmen, TAMINO Die Zauberflöte, ERIK Der Fliegende Holländer. Other appearances in the UK have included Levko May Night (Garsington Opera), the Aldeburgh Festival, CHEVALIER DE LA FORCE Les Dialogues des Carmelites (English National Opera), LACA Jenufa (Glyndebourne On Tour), and DON JOSÉ Carmen (Opera North). Outside the UK, Peter has sung for the Nederlandse Reisopera (GIASONE Medée and FLORESTAN Fidelio), Opera Australia (GREGOR Makropoulos Case and LACA Jenufa), Bern Opera (LENSKY Eugene Onegin). Recently, he debuted with equal success as HERMAN in ‘Pique Dame’ at the Holland Park Festival.

Concert engagements have included Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Manchester Camerata, now released on the Avie recording label, and Mahler “Das Lied von der Erde” at the Edinburgh International Festival. The artist works with many major orchestras including the London Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, Royal Scottish National, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, City of Birmingham Symphony and Netherlands Radio Philharmonic. Recordings include STEVA Jenufa, JACQUINO Fidelio, STEUERMANN Der Fliegende Holländer and CHEVALIER DE LA FORCE Les Dialogues des Carmelites, all for Chandos.

Future engagements bring him back to the Opera House Leipzig as PRINCE in „Rusalka“ and ALWA in“ Lulu“ as SIEGMUND he returns to Karlsruhe State Theatre and debuts at the Operahouse Frankfurt, HERMANN in „Pique Dame” he will perform at the Oslo National Opera and FLORESTAN in Fidelio at the Opera House Bilbao.