Biography

A recipient of Glyndebourne Festival Opera’s John Christie Award, Dutch tenor Peter Gijsbertsen graduated with honors from Utrecht Conservatoire. He was also a triple prize winner at the Den Bosch International Vocalists Competition.
Recent operatic repertoire include the roles of Alfredo in Verdi’s La Traviata (Scottish Opera, Longborough Festival Opera), The Novice in Britten’s Billy Budd (Bolshoi Theatre, Glyndebourne and BAM), Janicek in Diary of one who dissappeard by Janacek (Opéra de Lyon/Muziektheater Transparant) and Acis in Händel’s Acis and Galatea (Opéra de Fribourg).
On the concert platform Peter has performed the solo parts in the St. Matthew Passion by Bach (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, released on DVD with Art House), Kammermusik 1958 van H.W. Henze (NDR Symfony orchestra Hamburg, released on CD with Wergo), Pulcinella by Stravinsky (Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra).
Peter has recorded multiple CD’s with Belgian label Phaedra amongst which are full recitals of Strauss, Schubert and Schumann songs.
Future engagements include Tamino in Mozart’s Magic Flute (Scottish Opera, Opéra de Fribourg), Janicek in Diary of one who disappeared by Janacek (Muziektheater Transparant), recordings of all the Duparc and Clara Schumann songs and multiple recitals with a wide range of repertoire.