Accessibility links


Sign In

Peter Rose



Peter Rose in action.
Peter Rose in Der Rosenkavalier, The Royal Opera © ROH/Mike Hoban, 2009

British bass Peter Rose made his Royal Opera debut in 1988 as Lord Rochefort (Anna Bolena) and has since sung roles including King Marke (Tristan und Isolde), the Commendatore (Don Giovanni), Lorenz von Pommersfelden (Mathis der Maler), Ramfis (Aida), Cadmus (Semele), Fasolt (Das Rheingold), Cardinal of Lorraine (Palestrina), Timur (Turandot), Kecal (The Bartered Bride), Athlete (Lulu), Baron Ochs (Der Rosenkavalier), Prince Gremin (Eugene Onegin) and Daland (Der fliegende Holländer).

Rose studied music at the University of East Anglia and singing at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio. He was a member of the Glyndebourne Chorus in 1986 and that year went on to make his professional debut as the Commendatore for Glyndebourne on Tour. He performs regularly for leading opera companies, including La Scala, Milan, Bavarian State Opera, Hamburg State Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Berlin State Opera, Semperoper Dresden, Paris Opéra, Vienna State Opera, Liceu, Barcelona, and Rome Opera. His roles for English National Opera include Boris Godunov, and for the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Bottom (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), La Roche (Capriccio) and Baron Ochs.

Other roles include Osmin (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Don Basilio (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Philip II (Don Carlos), Falstaff, Hunding (Die Walküre), Gurnemanz (Parsifal) and Claggart (Billy Budd). He is a prolific concert artist, and has sung under such conductors as Daniel Barenboim, Carlo Maria Giulini, Carlos Kleiber, Lorin Maazel and Simon Rattle, with the world’s leading orchestras.