Peter Gijsbertsen

Tenor

Recipient of Glyndebourne Festival Opera’s John Christie Award, Dutch tenor Peter Gijsbertsen graduated with honors from Utrecht Conservatoire. He continues his studies with teachers Dennis O’Neill and Ira Siff.

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Peter Gijsbertsen | Non t'amo più | Klassiek in de stad | Tosti

Peter Gijsbertsen | 'Et fit lux' | International Vocalists Competition

In the 2018/19 season he returns to both Scottish Opera and Opéra de Fribourg to perform the role of Tamino in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte; sings Janicek in The Diary of One Who Disappeared directed by Ivo van Hove at the Royal Opera House/Opera Transparant; and gives recitals in Belgium and Holland.

His previous operatic highlights include Alfredo in Sir David McVicar’s production of La Traviata (Scottish Opera & Longborough Festival Opera); Tamino Die Zauberflöte (Opera Oviedo & Opera Vlaanderen); The Novice Billy Budd (The Bolshoi Theatre, Russia); Janicek The Diary of One Who Disappeared (Opera Transparant; Oper de Lyon; Opera Vlaanderen); Kaherdin/3rd tenor Le vin herbé (Berlin Staatsoper); The Novice and Maintop Billy Budd, Lucano/Liberto L’incoronazione di Poppea, Der Junge Seemann Tristan and Isolde, and the prinicipal tenor The Fairy Queen (Glyndebourne Festival Opera & BAM New York); Eurimaco/Giove Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria (Oper Köln); Graf Albert Die Tote Stadt (ABAO Bilboa); Acis Acis and Galatea (Opéra de Fribourgand Gernando L’isola disabitata (Nederlandse Reisopera); Balthasar Zorn Die Meistersinger von Nürnburg (Oper Kiel); and Don Ottavio Don Giovanni, and Ferrando Così fan tutte (Ministry of Operatic Affairs).

On the concert platform Peter has performed St. Matthew Passion with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; H.W. Henze’s Kammermusik 1958 with the NDR Symphony Orchestra, Hamburg, which was shortlisted for The Guardian’s Best Classical Recording 2016; Stravinsky’s Pulcinella with Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra; Carl Orff’s Catulli Carmina with Warsaw Philharmonic; Vigilia by Rautavaara with the Netherlands Radio Choir; Liberto L’incoronazione di Poppea at the Royal Albert Hall for the BBC Proms; and Strozzi Caterina Cornaro at the Concertgebouw. He performed solo recitals at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam and De Doelen, Rotterdam, and has also recorded multiple CD’s with the Belgian label Phaedra.

Peter has worked with many leading international conductors and directors including Sir Mark Elder, Sir Andrew Davis, Sir David McVicar, Emmanuel Haïm, Katie Mitchell, Laurence Cummings, Jonathan Kent, Robert Carsen, Jonathan Cohen, David Parry, Vladimir Jurowski, and Edo de Waart.

Peter Gijsbertsen is represented by Christopher Carroll Artist Management worldwide.
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