English tenor Peter Hoare sings Larry King (Anna Nicole), the Abbé (Andrea Chénier), Fatty (Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny) and Dr Caius (Falstaff) for The Royal Opera in the 2014/15 Season. Hoare made his Royal Opera debut in 2001 singing Spoletta (Tosca); his many other roles for the Company have included Valzacchi (Der Rosenkavalier), Goro (Madama Butterfly) and Don Basilio (Le nozze di Figaro).
Hoare was born in Bradford and trained as a percussionist before beginning his singing career. His credits in 20th-century and contemporary repertory include Michel (Julietta), Sharikov (A Dog’s Heart), Creon (Thebans) and Gregor (The Makropulos Case) for English National Opera, Herod (Salome), Bacchus (Ariadne auf Naxos), Captain (Wozzeck) and Alwa (Lulu) for Welsh National Opera, Captain for the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Nono’s Al gran sole carico d’amore for Salzburg Festival, Desportes (Die Soldaten) for Ruhrtriennale, in Tokyo, New York and for Zürich Opera, Shapkin (From the House of the Dead) for Berlin State Opera, Reverend Adams (Peter Grimes) for La Scala, Milan, and Alviano (Die Gezeichneten) in Palermo. Other appearances include Faust (The Damnation of Faust) for ENO, Idomeneo for Glyndebourne and Tito (La clemenza di Tito) for WNO.
Hoare’s concert appearances have included Das Lied von der Erde with the Royal Concertbebouw Orchestra under Harding, Mahler’s Symphony no.8 with the Hallé under Elder, A Child of Our Time with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette with the Berlin Philharmonic.