Peter Hoare

Peter Hoare

TENOR
“Peter Hoare gives a quite chillingly brilliant performance as the dog-man” [A Dog's Heart]

The Telegraph


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Overview

Tenor Peter Hoare is renowned for his versatility and his musicianship. Much admired by conductors and directors the world over, his extensive repertoire encompasses everything from the more mainstream repertoire to Desportes in Die Soldaten, Larry King in Anna Nicole and Sharikov in The Dog’s Heart.   He has worked with many eminent conductors including Sir Simon Rattle and Esa Pekka Salonen and can be seen regularly at both Covent Garden and English National Opera, as well as houses across Europe and the US.

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Full Biography

Peter Hoare was born in Bradford and initially trained as a percussionist, before making his debut as a singer at Welsh National Opera where his many roles have included Herod Salome and Mal in the world premiere of James MacMillan’s The Sacrifice. His extensive repertoire encompasses everything from the more mainstream repertoire to B.A. Zimmerman’s Die Soldaten, Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Anna Nicole and Alexander Raskatov’s The Dog’s Heart.   He has worked with many eminent conductors including Sir Simon Rattle and Esa Pekka Salonen and can be seen regularly at both Covent Garden and English National Opera, as well as houses across Europe and the US.

Recent UK appearances have included Laca Jenůfa, Zinovy Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Faust The Damnation of Faust and Hermann Queen of Spades (English National Opera); Alwa Lulu (Welsh National Opera); Dr Cajus Falstaff, Larry King Anna Nicole, Fatty Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (Royal Opera House). International performances include Creon Thebans at Theater Bonn in a co-production with ENO; Witch Hänsel und Gretel (De Nationale Opera, Amsterdam); Schapkin From the House of the Dead (Berlin Staatsoper); Captain Wozzeck (Metropolitan Opera, New York); Sharikov A Dog’s Heart (Opéra de Lyon, Teatro alla Scala, ENO); Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (Opéra de Lyon); Desportes Die Soldaten in Calixto Bieito’s production for Opernhaus Zürich and in David Pountney’s production at the Ruhr Triennale, the New National Theatre, Tokyo and at the Lincoln Centre in New York.

On the concert platform Peter has sung Das Lied von der Erde (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra / Daniel Harding; Royal Flemish Philharmonic / Daniele Callegari); Tippett’s A Child of our Time (Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra / Gerard Schwarz); Berlioz Romeo et Juliette (Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle); Janacek’s The Diary of One who Disappeared and Elliot Carter’s In sleep in thunder with Contrechamps in Geneva and at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London. He appeared at this year’s BBC Proms with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, performing A Child of Our Time. Further concert repertoire includes Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings (Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra; Bochumer Symphoniker); Verdi Requiem (RLPO); La Damnation de Faust and Beethoven Symphony No 9 (RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra); Elgar’s Spirit of England at the Three Choirs Festival; Mahler’s 8th Symphony (Hallé; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra / Sir Mark Elder) and Il Prigioniero (Philharmonia Orchestra / Esa Pekka Salonen).

Peter has recorded Delius’ Song of the High Hills and Master of Ceremonies in Britten’s Gloriana conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras for Decca Records; Tichon Kat’a Kabanová with Carlo Rizzi, and Bardolfo Falstaff with Sir Colin Davis for Chandos; and Leonard Meryll Yeomen of the Guard with Sir Charles Mackerras and the Orchestra of Welsh National Opera for the Telarc label.

This season, Peter returns to De Nationale Opera as Maestro di Ballo Manon Lescaut and Sharikov A Dog’s Heart. He performs with Sir Simon Rattle as Piet the Pot in Ligeti’s Grand Macabre, with performances in London (LSO) and Berlin (Berlin Philharmonic), and also appears with the Berlin Philharmonic as Lazarus in Adams’ The Gospel According to the Other Mary.

Promoters please note: if you wish to include this biography in a concert programme etc, please contact Hazard Chase to ensure that you receive the most up to date version.
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News

BBC Proms 2016

April 14th, 2016

Hazard Chase artists featuring in the BBC Proms this season

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Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk in Lyon

January 20th, 2016

Peter Hoare returns to the role of Zinovy

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Fairytale at the Dutch National Opera?

December 2nd, 2015

Peter Hoare stars as die Knusperhexe in Hänsel und Gretel

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Peter Hoare & Adrian Thompson at ENO

September 24th, 2015

Hazard Chase tenors star in Dimitri Tcherniakov’s new production

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Peter Hoare embarks on his third role in as many months

July 6th, 2015

Falstaff opens at Covent Garden

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Reviews

Piet the Pot – LE GRAND MACABRE (London Symphony Orchestra)

“As a craven Everyman, Peter Hoare stood out among a fine cast”
Rupert Christiansen, The Telegraph (Jan 2017)

“A uniformly strong cast included especially fine contributions from Peter Hoare as the inebriated Piet the Pot”
Barry Millington, Evening Standard (Jan 2017)

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Laca – JENUFA (English National Opera)

“As his overshadowed brother Laca, Peter Hoare’s angry misfit finds a new maturity through his love for Jenufa.”
Clare Colvin, Sunday Express, July 2016

“Peter Hoare is the intense Laca, his voice dark and strong, the man’s bitterness, desire and remorse beautifully realised.”
Tim Ashley, The Guardian, June 2016

“The real strength of the cast, though, is in its pair of tenors, Peter Hoare giving another of his gripping character portrayals as Laca…”
Richard Fairman, Financial Times, June 2016

“As the initially resentful Laca, Peter Hoare uses his clarion tenor to convey nervous energy.”
John Allison, The Telegraph, June 2016

“Peter Hoare [is] a volcanic Laca, liable to erupt at any moment.”
Barry Millington, Evening Standard, June 2016

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Fatty – THE RISE AND FALL OF THE CITY OF MAHAGONNY (The Royal Opera)

“Peter Hoare and his colleagues perform expertly as Fatty and his motley crew”
Rupert Christiansen, Telegraph, March 2015

“Peter Hoare and Willard W. White are terrific as Mahagonny’s sleazeball founding fathers”
Mark Valencia, What’s On Stage, March 2015

“Peter Hoare’s Fatty, impressively suave throughout”
Peter Quantrill, The Arts Desk, March 2015

Creon – THE THEBANS (English National Opera)

“Peter Hoare is exceptional as Creon”
Guy Dammann, Guardian, May 2014

“Peter Hoare was outstanding as the despotic Creon, doomed by his own inflexibility. Hoare commands the whole of proceedings both with gesture and stage movement with a strong, flexible tenor voice”
David Karlin, Bachtrack, May 2014

The Captain – WOZZECK (Metropolitan Opera)

“Peter Hoare has long been an outstanding Captain, not unknown to New York audiences after Esa-Pekka Salonen’s devastating performance with the Philharmonia at Lincoln Center eighteen months ago. Snivelling, abrasive, fundamentally decrepit and yet earnestly devoted to a bankrupt moral order, Hoare’s … tenor suits this role superbly, and his contortions onstage thoroughly enacted the Captain’s inherent hypocrisy.”
David Allen, Bachtrack, March 2014

Dallapiccola – IL PRIGONIERO (Royal Festival Hall, Cond. Esa-Pekka Salonen / Dir. David Edwards)

“Peter Hoare’s Gaoler, dressed as a priest (religion as gaoler of free thought), sounded as plausible as he looked.”
Andrew Clark, Financial Times, January 2012

“Peter Hoare oozed creepiness as the Inquisitor.”
Tim Ashley, The Guardian, January 2012

“Peter Hoare was eminently plausible as the seemingly empathetic Gaoler who turns out to be the Grand Inquisitor undertaking the cruellest of psychological deception.”
Richard Whitehouse, Classical Source, January 2012

“Peter Hoare added yet another highpoint to his already impressive gallery of sinister creeps, singing with unforced clarity, precision and power.”
Stephen Jay-Taylor, Opera Britannia, January 2012

Raskatov – A DOG’S HEART (English National Opera)

“Peter Hoare gives a quite chillingly brilliant performance as the dog-man”
The Telegraph, Rupert Christiansen (Nov 2010)

“……..when Sharik becomes Sharikov, the foul-mouthed, spitting, pissing, nose-picking, balalaika-strumming, lout of the species – the excellent Peter Hoare – whose act one curtain line makes us an offer we can (with some relief) refuse.”
The Independent, Edward Seckerson (Nov 2010)

“Peter Hoare is outrageously excellent as the brute the dog turns into.”
The Express, William Hartston (Nov 2010)

“the real plus of ENO’s version is the assumption of the dog’s “human” form by Peter Hoare, a scratchy, goofy, nakedly uninhibited portrayal that marries vulgarity and pathos.”
Financial Times, Andrew Clark (Nov 2010)

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Artist Manager

Sue Nicholls (Cambridge)
sue.nicholls@hazardchase.co.uk
01223 706023

Assistant Artist Manager

Caroline Slade (Cambridge)
caroline.slade@hazardchase.co.uk
01223 706414