Peter Brooks

Baritone

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Peter is currently studying for a Postgraduate Diploma at the Royal Northern College of Music under the tutelage of Matthew Best. Operatic roles include Tarabotto (L'Inganno Felice), Superintendent (Albert Herring), Gamekeeper (The Cunning Little Vixen), Pig (The Enchanted Pig) and notably Lieutenant Cholmondeley in a semi-staged production of Yeomen of the Guard in Birmingham's Symphony Hall conducted by John Wilson with the CBSO, ​alongside a professional cast including Thomas Allen and Benjamin Hullet.

Peter has extensive experience with Gilbert & Sullivan operettas having been part of the ensemble of the National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Companies for their 2018 and 2019 tours. He has also been involved with contemporary opera having performed the premiere of Sebestiano Dessanay's opera The Cry of the Double Bass at the 2017 Tête-a-Tête Festival in London.  He was a member of the chorus at the Wexford Festival Opera in 2019 season singing in the ensemble for Don Quichotte and Adina.

Peter began his musical journey with choral singing and remains very involved in choral music. He has regularly returned to his alma mater (the University of Birmingham) to sing solos in Rossini's Petite Messe Solennelle and Brahms’ Ein Deutches Requiem. He is a Choral Scholar at the Oratory Church of St Chad in Manchester, sings in several other church choirs and has previously been a Choral Scholar with the Hallé Chorus and St Chad's Cathedral in Birmingham. Upcoming engagements include rejoining the National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company for their 2020 tour performing four more G&S operettas as part of the chorus. Peter is generously supported at the RNCM by the Berry Award and the Richard Newitt Fund.

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