Tenor

Peter Wedd

Represented By:

Michael Morelli
mm@crescendiartists.com
+45 21 95 28 28

Ole Justesen
oj@crescendiartists.com
+45 21 85 58 60

BIOGRAPHY

Peter Wedd grew up in rural Derbyshire England. In his late twenties Peter enrolled at the “Guildhall School of Music and Drama” where he studied singing with Mr. William McAlpine. Peter later moved his studies to the National Opera Studio in London, and not long after that he won a position at the “Royal opera Covent Garden” as a Principle House Tenor.

Recently the artist has performed Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde at Konzert Theater Bern, the title role in Sigurd at Opéra nationalle Lorraine de Nancy, Siegmund/Die Walküre at Oper Frankfurt, Florestan/Fidelio at ABAO, Bilbao, Hermann/Pikovaya Dama at Den Norske Opera, Siegmund/Die Walküre at Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Lohengrin/Lohengrin at Theater Krefeld und Mönchengladbach as well as Princ/Rusalka at Oper Leipzig.

Future highlights include among others Don José/Carmen at Norwegian National Opera in Oslo, Das Klagende Lied at Theater Krefeld, Siegmund/Die Walküre at Trondheim Symfoniorkester Olavshallen, Tambourmajor/Wozzeck at Greek National Opera in Athens and Traumgörge by Zemlinski at Opéra National de Lorraine de Nancy.

Other notable engagements include Lohengrin/Lohengrin at Welsh National Opera and also at Teatr Wielki in Warsaw as well as at Greek National Opera.

Peter developed his singing through the repertoire of Mozart, Italian Lyric and Slavic operas, before finding his place as one of the leading young Dramatic/Helden Tenors of today’s opera world. He continues to expand his Wagnerian Heldentenor roles such as Lohengrin, Sigmund and Tristan, yet he remains passionate for many other dramatic roles including Otello, Peter Grimes, Herman, Samson and more.

Peter’s work in the dramatic and Heldon repertoire was made possible by the ongoing and close working relationship he developed with his teacher and mentor the great heldentenor John Treleaven.

Peter is much in demand for his vocal abilities where he combines strong vocal endurance with beautiful Messa di Voce. This is enhanced by rich acting skills as well as intense physicality in his performances. He has worked worldwide with many notable conductors such as Sir Charles Mackerras, Robin Ticciati, Richard Hickox and Stefan Soltesz; and international stage directors such as Antony McDonald, Arnaud Bernard, Yuval Sharon and Katie Mitchell. Peter also enjoys the symphonic concert platform, in which he is especially well known for his interpretation of L. van. Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Edward Elgar’s “The dream of Gerontius” and Gustav Mahler’s “Das Lied von der Erde” as well as the 8th Symphony. Peter combines his love of singing and theatre with the practise and discipline of the Alexander Technique, Yoga & Meditation, as well as being himself a Reiki practitioner.

REPERTOIRE

REPERTOIRE

OPERA 
Beethoven, L.W. Fidelio Florestan
Berg, A. Wozzeck Tambourmajor
Bizet, G. Carmen Don José
Britten, B. Peter Grimes Peter Grimes
Dvořák, A. Rusalka Princ
Janáček, L. Jenůfa Laca
Káťa Kabanová Boris
The Makropulos Affair Gregor
Korngold, E.W. Die tote Stadt Paul
Leoncavallo, R. Pagliacci Canio
Mascagni, P. Cavalleria rusticana Turiddu
Puccini, G. Il tabarro Luigi
Reyer, E. Sigurd Sigurd
Rossini, G., Verdi, G. Otello Otello
Saint-Saëns, C. Samson and Delilah Samson
Strauss, R. Die Frau ohne Schatten Der Kaiser
Tchaikovsky, P. Pique Dame Herman
Wagner, R. Die Walküre Siegmund
Lohengrin Lohengrin
Parsifal Parsifal
Tannhäuser Tannhäuser
Tristan und Isolde Tristan
Zemlinski, A. v. Traumgörge Görge
CONCERT
Britten, B. War requiem
Elgar, E. Dream of Gerontius
Handel, G.F. Messiah
Janáček, L. Glagolitic Mass
Mahler , G. Das Lied von der Erde
Symphony No. 8
Mendelssohn, F. Elijah
Verdi, G. Requiem

AUDIO & VIDEO

Peter Wedd – The Queen of Spades by P.I. Tchaikovsky – Čto naša žizn? Igra!

Peter Wedd – Die Walküre by R.Wagner – Winterstürme, role Siegmund

Peter Wedd – Die Walküre by R.Wagner – Siegmund heiss Ich!, role Siegmund

REVIEWS

Michael Tanner / The Spectator, 2017

One of the most exalting operatic experiences I have had”
– Michael Tanner / The Spectator, 2017

Seen and Heard International, 2017

“Wedd is passionate and accomplished throughout and in act 3 is astonishingly compelling and explores Tristan’s delirium with a vocal and dramatic freedom I haven’t seen since René Kollo’s final Tristan performance in Berlin 2000”
– Seen and Heard International, 2017

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