Peter Van Hulle
Peter Van Hulle’s many operatic engagements have included Hotel Porter Death in Venice at the Teatro alla Scala, Milan, the Théâtre Royal de La Monnaie, Brussels, the Dutch National Opera and English National Opera (as well as in concert at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam), with other ENO appearances including Pang Turandot, Snout A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Idiot/Der Narr Wozzeck (also with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra), and Shepherd Tristan und Isolde, as well as Charles Lamb in Sally Beamish’s Monster, Rector Peter Grimes, Schoolmaster The Cunning Little Vixen, Monostatos The Magic Flute, Goro Madama Butterfly, Tchaplitsky The Queen of Spades, Dr Caius Falstaff, Young Sailor Tristan und Isolde and First Brother The Seven Deadly Sins (all for Scottish Opera) and, for Welsh National Opera, Sir Bruno Robertson I Puritani, The Schoolmaster The Cunning Little Vixen and Valzacchi Der Rosenkavalier. His other roles include Spoletta Tosca for Opera Holland Park, Basilio Le Nozze di Figaro for English Touring Opera, and Bardolfo Falstaff in concert with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Edward Gardner. He has also twice toured Japan as The Mad Woman Curlew River and sang Male Chorus The Rape of Lucretia at the National Theatre, Budapest, and the New Theatre, Szeged.
He is well-known for his work in late 20th century and contemporary repertoire and, alongside his performance in Monster, his contemporary engagements have included Slave in Stuart MacRae’s The Assassin Tree for the Royal Opera House, London (also at the Edinburgh Festival), and the role of Charlie Despard in Edward Rushton’s The Young Man and the Carnation at the Almeida, Buxton and Edinburgh Festivals. He also appeared in Scottish Opera’s Five: 15 Made in Scotland project.
In concert, he has sung with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, his repertoire including J. S. Bach B Minor Mass, Christmas Oratorio and St John Passion, Britten St Nicolas, Handel Messiah and Samson, Elgar The Kingdom, Haydn The Creation, Mendelssohn Elijah, Mozart Requiem, Rossini Petite Messe Solennelle and Stabat Mater and Verdi Requiem. He has also toured with the Rambert Dance Company singing Britten Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings and with Birmingham Royal Ballet singing Stravinsky Pulcinella.
His performance in Deborah Warner’s Death in Venice is available on Opus Arte DVD, and his other recordings include The Schoolmaster, Mosquito and Grasshopper The Cunning Little Vixen with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin conducted by Kent Nagano for BBC TV.
Recent engagements have included The Schoolmaster The Cunning Little Vixen for Welsh National Opera, Time/Peter Doody The Arcadians for Opera della Luna, Torquemada L’Heure Espagnole for Mid Wales Opera, Eisenstein Die Fledermaus for West Green House Opera, The Messenger Aïda for Cambridge Philharmonic and First Brother The Seven Deadly Sins at Wilton’s Music Hall.
His future projects include Valzacchi Der Rosenkavalier for Irish National Opera and Parpignol La bohème for Glyndebourne Touring Opera.
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