Peter Bording
Baritone

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The Dutch baritone, Peter Bording, studied at the Amsterdam Conservatoire, then at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. He has interpreted the roles of Figaro (Barber of Seville) and Pelléas (Pelléas et Mélisande) at the Theater an der Wien, in Stuttgart, Hanover, Braunschweig, Graz and Essen, at the Royal Concertgebouw and at Amsterdam National Opera. His repertoire also includes: Marcello (La Bohème), Silvio (Pagliacci), Germont (La Traviata), Malatesta (Don Pasquale), Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor), Riccardo (I Puritani), Valentin (Faust), Albert (Werther), Ramiro (L’Heure espagnole), Papageno (The Magic Flute), Guglielmo (Così fan tutte), Nardo (La finta giardiniera) and le Comte Almaviva in Nicholas Broadhurst’s production of The Marriage of Figaro conducted by Marc Albrecht. In 2015, he undertook more dramatic repertoire with the title roles in Rigoletto and Peer Gynt at the Braunschweig Staatstheater where, last season, he also made his role debuts as Alfio (Cavalleria Rusticana) and Tonio (Pagliacci) and sang the role of John Proctor in The Crucible by Robert Ward.
He is not averse to operetta (Danilo in The Merry Widow, Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus) or musical comedy (West Side Story, Candide, Show Boat, Cats, Evita Phantom of the Opera, Kiss Me Kate and A Little Night Music). Last season he performed the role of Silvius in Die Perlen der Cleopatra by Oscar Straus and took part in the European premier of Kálmán’s Marinka at the Komische Oper in Berlin. He has taken part in the world premiers of works by contemporary composers like Peter Eötvös (Lady Sarshina at the Opéra Comique and at Lyon Opera) and Michael Jarrell (Gallilee at the Grand Theatre in Geneva). For ten years or so, he was one of the principal soloists at the Aalto-Musiktheater in Essen and has been invited to perform at the Wiener Festwochen, the Bregenz Festival, the Grand Theatre in Geneva, at Budapest Opera and the Teatr Wielki in Warsaw, etc.

Forthcoming engagements:
Dantons Tod by Gottfried von Einem and his role debut as Scarpia in Tosca in Magdebourg.

Paris Opera debut.

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