Recital Dutch National Opera

Trouw, Peter van der Lint (June 2020)

“Echte openbaringen waren de recitals van Helena Rasker en Peter Gijsbertsen. De laatste overtuigde enorm met muziek van Clara Schumann en Richard Strauss. Heerlijk uitbundig zong hij aria’s uit operettes van Léhar.”

“Real revelations were the recitals by Helena Rasker and Peter Gijsbertsen. The latter convinced enormously with music by Clara Schumann and Richard Strauss. With delicious exuberance he sang arias from operettas by Léhar.”


Recital (Winterreise by Schubert)

NRC, Joep Stapel (June 2020)

“Gijsbertsen heeft een uitzonderlijke stem, met een glasheldere hoogte en een sonoor laag (…). Zijn voordracht blonk uit in elegante eenvoud en geloofwaardige inleving: geen overdreven drama, en daardoor des te meer zeggingskracht.”

“Gijsbertsen has an extraordinary voice, with crystal clear high and sonorous low notes (…). His presentation excelled in elegant simplicity and a palpable interpretation: no exaggerated drama, and because of that even more eloquence.”


CD Clara Schumann: Complete Songs

Gramophone, Hugo Shirley (August 2019)

Gijsbertsen bring[s] ringing heroic tone and dramatic urgency to his numbers [..] as well as touching tenderness. [..] There’s a great deal to enjoy in his account of the fine songs that make up Op. 13. [..] Gijsbertsen makes a no less persuasive case for the precocious works of the early 1830s – the charming, slightly parlouresque ‘Walzer’, for example, and the terrific, pointedly Schubertian ‘Der Wanderer in der Sägemühle’.


CD Extase (Duparc songs)

Het Parool, Erik Voermans (4 May 2019)

“Gijsbertsen heeft een uitzonderlijk mooi en rijk tenoraal timbre, waarin tegelijkertijd avondlijke baritonale schaduwen doorklinken. Een stem uit duizenden.”

“Gijsbertsen has an exceptionally beautiful and rich tenoral coulor, in which, at the same time nocturnal baritonal shadows seep through. A voice out of thousands.”

Luister, Paul Herruer (July 2019)

“.. Er zijn vrij veel momenten dat er een teveel aan stem en kracht klinkt, waarbij het verschil tussen forte en fortissimo nauwelijks hoorbaar is en het vibrato echt beteugeld zou moeten worden.”

“.. There are a fair few moments of exessive use of voice and power, where the difference between forte and fortissimo is barely audible and the vibrato should really be reigned in”.

Operamagazine, Jordi Kooiman (6 August 2019)

Peter Gijsbertsen is in topvorm. Zijn legato is onweerstaanbaar; een stroom hemelse drank waar je oneindig van kunt drinken

“Gijsbertsen is in top form. His legato is irresistable; a flow of ambrosia of which you can drink without end”

Basia con fuoco, Basia Jaworski

“Peter Gijsbertsen en Liesbeth Devos laten de liederen van Duparc opbloeien als nooit tevoren”

“Peter Gijsbertsen and Liesbeth Devos let Duparc’s songs flourish as never before.”


“Peter Gijsbertsen was a strong, heroic Tamino, his secure tenor matching Gemma Summerfield’s honeyed Pamina.”

Tamino in The magic flute, Scottish Opera

Bachtrack, David Smythe

6 May 2019


“[…] le ténor Peter Gijsbertsen (Tamino) est en pleine possession de ses moyens. Alors qu’on attend un Tamino timide, emprunté devant les épreuves qu’il doit affronter pour enlever le cœur de Pamina, on trouve un jeune homme vaillant, à la voix sonore et superbement timbrée. Un Tamino au phrasé franc, plus près d’un Nicolaï Gedda que d’un Léopold Simoneau.”

“Tenor Peter Gijsbertsen (Tamino) is in full posession of his [vocal] means. Instead of a shy Tamino, ill-at-ease with the trials he has to face to win the heart of Pamina, we find a valiant young man with a sonorous voice of a magnificent colour. An openhearted Tamino, closer to Nicolaï Gedda than Léopold Simoneau.”

Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Nouvel Opéra Fribourg

ResMusica, Jacques Schmitt

4 January 2019


“Le tenor de Tamino (Peter Gijsbertsen) est solaire, avec un timbre régulier, lumineux jusque dans les aigus, beaucoup d’harmoniques.”

“The tenor of Tamino (Peter Gijsbertsen) is radiant, with an even timbre, bright till the top notes with plenty of overtones.”

Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Nouvel Opéra Fribourg

La Liberté, Elisabeth Haas

31 December 2018


“Peter Gijsbertsen […] gets into his stride early on and there’s no mistaking his virile vocal apparatus, tender and passionate.”

Alfredo in La Traviata, Longborough Festival Opera

Classical Source, David Truslove

23 June 2018


“Peter Gijsbertsen’s burnished tenor matches Patalong beautifully […] in a deeply moving performance.”

Alfredo in La Traviata, Longborough Festival Opera

Bachtrack, Charlotte Valori

28 June 2018


“Peter Gijsbertsen est un valeureux ténor, dont la maîtrise vocale et dramatique nous émeut. La voix est claire, projetée à souhait. Elle sait se faire caressante comme véhémente.”

“Peter Gijsbertsen is an ardent tenor, whose vocal and dramatic mastery moves us. The voice is clear with extraordinary projection. It can simultaneously act like  a caress or be tempestuous.”

Janicek in Diary of one who disappeared, Opéra de Lyon/Muziektheater Transparant

Classique news, Albert Dacheux

Lyon, 8 February 2018

Nacht und Träume, a recital of Schubert songs, is a very important event. Tenor Peter Gijsbertsen has every quality to make his mark as one of the finest Schubert interpreters of our time, or any time: beauty of voice, grace, simplicity, and a noble, unaffected demeanor. This is one of the most remarkable, most beautiful Schubert song recordings ever.”

 CD Nacht und Traüme (Schubert songs)

Raymond Beegle, Fanfare Magazine,

New York, 18 November 2017

“… the focus in this production is on Alfredo, portrayed with fine nuance by tenor Peter Gijsbertsen. His Alfredo is forever on the cusp between awkward boyhood and the false self-assurance of early manhood, with a voice that is elegant and pining with ardour.

 Alfredo in La Traviata, Scottish Opera

Bachtrack, Gregor Forbes

Glasgow, 21 October 2017

“Peter Gijsbertsen verleiht dem Schäfer Acis tenorale Strahlkraft und glaubhafte Virilität.”

“Peter Gijsbertsen offers the shepherd Acis a tenoral ring and palpable masculinity.”

 Acis and Galatea, Opéra Louise

Freiburger Nachrichten, Irmgard Lehmann

Fribourg, 4 November 2016

“Standouts among the strong cast are (…) the sweet tenor Peter Gijsbertsen (who) brings palpable vulnerability to the Novice.”

Billy Budd, BAM

New York Times, Anthony Tommasini

New York, 9 February 2014