Peter Hoare was born in Bradford and started out as a percussionist before turning his attention to singing. He made his debut at the Welsh National Opera where he sang the role of Herod in Salomé and performed in the world premiere production of James MacMillan’s The Sacrifice. He makes regular guest appearances at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London as well as at the English National Opera.
Last season, he sang the roles of Laca (Jenůfa) at the Grange Park Opera, Boris (Kátia Kabanová) at Holland Park, the Ballet Master (Manon Lescaut) and Sharikov (Alexander Raskatov’s A Dog’s Heart) at the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam. In prior seasons he sung the roles of Laca, Zinovy (Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District), Faust (La Damnation de Faust), Hermann (The Queen of Spades) at the English National Opera, Alwa (Lulu) at the Welsh National Opera, Dr Cajus (Falstaff), Larry King (Mark-Anthony Turnage’s Anna Nicole), Fatty (The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny) at the Royal Opera House, Creon (Julian Anderson’s Thebans) in Bonn, the witch (Hänsel and Gretel) in Amsterdam, Sapkin (From the House of the Dead) at the Berlin Staatsoper and the Aix Festival, the Captain (Wozzeck) at New York’s Metropolitan Opera, A Dog’s heart at the Lyon Opera, Milan’s La Scala and the English National Opera, Zinovy in Lyon, and Desportes (Zimmermann’s Die Soldaten) at the Zurich Opera, the Ruhrtriennale, the New National Theatre in Tokyo and New York’s Lincoln Center.
Peter Hoare also performs in concert under the batons of numerous conductors, including Sir Simon Rattle, Daniel Harding, Gerard Schwarz, Sir Mark Elder, and Esa-Pekka Salonen (Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde, John Adams’s The Gospel According to the Other Mary, Sir Michael Tippett’s A Child of our Time, Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre, Berlioz’ Roméo et Juliette, Janáček’s The Diary of One Who Disappeared, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Mahler’s Eighth Symphony, Dallapiccola’s Il Prigioniero etc.).
Alviano Salvago (Schreker’s Die Gezeichneten) at Berlin’s Komische Oper, Sapkin (From the House of the Dead) and Mortimer (in the world premiere production of George Benjamin’s Lessons in Love and Violence) at the Royal Opera House in London.