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Peter Coleman-Wright



Australian baritone Peter Coleman-Wright made his Royal Opera debut in 1990 as Dandini (La Cenerentola) and has since sung roles including Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), Marcello (La bohème), Billy Budd, Narrator (Paul Bunyan), Donner (Das Rheingold), Gunther (Götterdämmerung), Sixtus Beckmesser (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg) and Pietro Fléville (Andrea Chénier) for The Royal Opera and Bard of Britannia/HQ Officer (In Parenthesis) for Welsh National Opera.

Coleman-Wright moved to England to begin his singing career, making his debut as Guglielmo (Così fan tutte) with English Touring Opera. He has since performed for the world’s leading opera companies, including the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Santa Fe Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Paris Opéra, La Fenice, Venice, La Scala, Milan, and at the Bregenz, Glyndebourne and Aix-en-Provence festivals. He has a close relationship with English National Opera, where his roles include Don Giovanni, Scarpia (Tosca), Eugene Onegin, Billy Budd, Papageno, Traveller (Death in Venice) and Michele (Il tabarro). He created the roles of Colin (David Blake’s The Plumber’s Gift) and John (Jonathan Harvey’s Inquest of Love) and has sung the title role in Detlev Glanert’s Caligula for ENO, in Amsterdam and at the Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires. For Opera Australia his many roles include Don Giovanni, Billy Budd, Macbeth, Scarpia, Traveller, Captain Balstrode (Peter Grimes), Mandryka (Arabella), Pizarro (Fidelio) and Harry Joy (Brett Dean’s Bliss, world premiere).

Coleman-Wright appears regularly in concert in major venues around the world. His recordings include The Rape of Lucretia (Grammy nominated), Benvenuto Cellini, Der Liebe der Danae, Le nozze di Figaro, Belshazzar’s Feast and Fidelio.

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