Peter Brooks

Baritone

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Peter Brooks is a baritone from Amersham, Buckinghamshire currently studying a Postgraduate Diploma at the RNCM under the tutelage of Matthew Best. Operatic roles include Tarabotto (L'Inganno Felice), Superintendent (Albert Herring), Gamekeeper (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 alongside a professional cast including Thomas Allen and Benjamin Hullet with the CBSO.

Peter has extensive experience with Gilbert & Sullivan operettas having been part of the ensemble of the National Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Companies 2018 and 2019 tours. Peter has also been involved with contempoary 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. Peter most recently joined the chorus of the Wexford Festival Opera for their 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 having regularly returned to his alma mater (University of Birmingham) to sing solos in Rossini's Petite Messe Sollenelle and Brahms Ein Deutches Requiem. Peter also regularly sings in several church choirs and is a Choral Scholar at the Oratory Church of St Chad in Manchester 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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