Peter Coleman-Wright AO has enjoyed a long and highly successful career. He has sung over 75 roles all over the world, including Don Giovanni, Il Conte, Gulgilemo, Don Alfonso, Papageno, Macbeth, Posa, Germont, Michele, Ping, Sharpless, Marcello, Scarpia, Donner, Gunther, Beckmesser, Wolfram, Pizzaro, Figaro, Dandini, Don Alvaro, Billy Budd, Balstrode, Owen Wingrove, Demetrius, Sid, and The Traveller among many others.
Peter has had long associations with the Royal Opera Covent Garden, English National Opera, Welsh National, Glyndebourne Festival and Touring, La Monnaie, Bastille, Munich, La Scala, La Fenice, Warsaw, Geneva, Aix-en Provence, Netherlands, Bordeaux , Kammer Oper- Wien and Opera Australia.
In America Peter has performed at the Metropolitan Opera New York ( Falke, Fieramosca, Belcore, Marcello), New York City (Don Giovanni), Houston Grand Opera (Sharpless, Posa, End of the Affair), Santa Fe (Sharpless). He sang Caligula in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2016.
In addition Peter has championed new and 20th Century works including operas by Henze (Prinz vom Homburg), Dallapiccola ( Il Prigioniero), Jonathan Harvey ( Inquest of Love), David Blake (The Plumbers Gift), Detlev Glanert (Caligula), Jake Heggie (End of the Affair) and Brett Dean (Bliss).
Peter has had a substantial career in the world of song and concert repertoire and has performed in in the great halls of the world including Wigmore, Chatelet, Aix en Provence, London South Bank, Bridgewater Hall, Madrid, Paris Garnier, Paris Radio France, Aldeburgh, Amsteram Concertgebouw, Iceland, Finland, San Paulo, Brazil and Moscow, alongside pianists like Julius Drake, Graham Johnson, Piers Lane and Malcolm Martineau.
He has sung with many notable conductors such as John Adams, Sir Colin Davis, Gustavo Dudamel, Sir Mark Elder, Daniele Gatti, Richard Hickox, Elgar Howarth, James Levine, Sir Antony Pappano, Sir Simon Rattle, Carlo Rizzi, Gennady Rozhdestvensky Edo de Waart, Mark Wigglesworth and Simone Young.
Peter has recorded extensively for EMI, Telarc, Virgin Classics, Hyperion, LSO and ABC Classics.
He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Melbourne and an Order of Australia AO for his services to Music in 2015.
Photo credit Keith Saunders 2021
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