Peter Auty is established as one of Britain’s leading tenors. He 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 had the opportunity of working with many of the world’s leading conductors.
He has returned as guest to the Royal Opera singing the roles of Malcolm in Macbeth and Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor.
Elsewhere in the UK Peter Auty has worked with Glyndebourne Festival Opera: Nemorino in L’Elisir d’Amore, Macduff in Macbeth; English National Opera: Dick Johnson in Fanciulla del West, Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana, Gabriele in Simon Boccanegra, Pollione in Norma, Rodolfo in La Boheme, Duca in Rigoletto, Italian Tenor in Der Rosenkavalier; Opera North: Don Jose in Carmen, Faust in Faust, Alfredo in La Traviata; Scottish Opera: Don Jose and Rodolfo; Glyndebourne on Tour: Don Jose and Rodolfo; Opera Holland Park: Turiddu and Canio in Cavalleria Rusticana and I Pagliacci, Alvaro in La Forza del Destino, Radames in Aida, Maurizio in Adriana Lecouvreur, Count Vaudemont in Iolanta, and Lensky in Eugene Onegin; and for Grange Park Opera: Cavaradossi in Tosca.
Abroad he has worked with several 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). Appearances abroad have included concerts with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy, the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra under Edward Gardner, and the Royal Flemish Philharmonic under Edo de waart.
Peter Auty made his recital debut in London in the 2009 Rosenblatt Recital Series. During the 2011 BBC Proms season he performed the tenor solo in Havergal Brian’s Symphony No.1 The Gothic at the Royal Albert Hall in London with combined forces of over a 1000 musicians now released on the Hyperion label.
Peter is currently performing the role of Bill in Jonathan Dove’s Flight for Scottish Opera where he will sing Lensky in the spring.
Future highlights include a gala performance in the Henley Festival in the summer, the tenor solos in Britten’s War Requiem in Salisbury Cathedral, and Des Grieux in Manon Lescaut for Opera Holland Park in 2019.