Following his storming reception at this summer’s Proms Spectacular, we are delighted to announce that Peter Auty, best known as the original voice of The Snowman, will be returning to St Paul’s to perform his Christmas Concert.
Peter made his professional debut at Opera North in 1998 and was a company principal of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, from 1999 until 2002 where he covered several major roles and worked with many of the world's leading conductors. He returned as a guest star at the Royal Opera singing the roles of Malcolm in 'Macbeth' and Arturo in 'Lucia di Lammermoor'.
Peter has worked all over the country, performing numerous roles – a few of which include Macduff (Macbeth) for Glyndebourne Festival Opera, as well as Rodolfo in 'La Boheme', Duca in 'Rigoletto' and Italian Tenor in 'Der Rosenkavalier' with English National Opera.
Abroad he has worked with companies including Frankfurt Opera, Essen Opera, New Zealand Opera, Malmo Opera, and New Zealand Opera.
On the concert platform, Peter has worked with the London Symphony Orchestra (Sir Colin Davies), the Halle (Sir Mark Elder), and the London Philharmonic Orchestra (Neemi Jarvi, Vladimir Jurowsky) as well as performing all over Europe.
During the 2011 Proms season, he performed the tenor solo in Havergal Brian's Symphony No.1 'The Gothic' at the Royal Albert Hall with combined forces of over a 1000 musicians, now released on the Hyperion label.
Recently, Peter played the title role in the world premiere of ‘Pushkin’ at Grange Park Opera with the Novaya company from Moscow.
We are thrilled to welcome Peter to St Paul’s chapel for Christmas. His festive programme will include a selection of well-known tenor songs and arias, such as O Sole Mio, Funiculi, Funicula, La Mattinata, Sorrento, You Are My Heart’s Delight and Nessun Dorma as well as a feast of Christmas favourites – think White Christmas, O little Town, and O holy Night – and, of course, ‘We’re walking in the air’…
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