Biography Peter

dutchflagPeter Gijsbertsen opera singer

Tenor Peter Gijsbertsen graduated with honours at the conservatoire in Utrecht. He continues his studies with vocal coach Gilbert den Broeder. Furthermore he had lessons with Cristina Deutekom and Roberta Alexander.

Peter was the winner of the John Christie Award in Glyndebourne. More recently he was a triple prize winner (amongst which the main prize for Lied) at the International Vocalists Competition in Den Bosch after which he performed in solo recitals at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam and De Doelen Rotterdam.

Amongst the roles Peter performed are the prinicipal tenor in The Fairy Queen by Purcell, The Novice in Britten’s Billy Budd, Lucano/Liberto in L’incoronazione di Poppea by Monteverdi and der Junge Seemann in Tristan and Isold by Wagner (Glyndebourne Festival Opera), Tamino in Die Zauberflöte by Mozart (Opera Oviedo), Gernando in L’isola disabitata by Haydn (National Touring Opera) and Eurimaco/Giove in Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria by Monteverdi (Opera Cologne).

On the concert platform Peter has already performed the solo parts in the St. Matthew Passion by Bach (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra), Kammermusik 1958 van H.W. Henze (NDR Symfony orchestra Hamburg), Pulcinella by Stravinsky (Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra) and Vigilia by Rautavaara (Radio Choir).

On the agenda are The Novice in Billy Budd by Britten (Brooklyn Academy of Music), Kaherdin/3rd tenor in Le vin herbé by Martin (State Opera Berlin) and  CD recordings of Schubert and Van Hoof.