Peter Rose


A regular guest at the world's most important opera houses, Peter Rose's enormous repertoire includes Ramphis, Fasolt, Somnus, Daland, King Marke, the Commendatore, Basilio, Kecal, Ochs, Banquo, Philip, Prince Gremin, Leporello, Osmin, Gurnemanz, Zaccaria, Claggart and Falstaff. He has won particular acclaim for his performances of Bottom which he has sung in Aix-en-Provence, Paris, London, Rome, on the occasion of his debut at the Metropolitan Opera, New York and for Glyndebourne Festival Opera. A prolific concert artist he has sung under, among others, Giulini, Rattle, Kleiber, Maazel, Barenboim, Boulez, Mehta, Solti and Masur with orchestras that include the Cleveland Orchestra, the London Symphony, Chicago Symphony and the New York, Vienna and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestras.

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Usher Hall, Edinburgh

STRAVINSKY: The Rake's Progress

Emily Birsan, Anne Trulove
Andrew Staples, Tom Rakewell
Gidon Saks, Nick Shadow
Elizabeth DeShong, Baba the Turk
Catherine Wyn-Rogers, Mother Goose
Peter Rose, Trulove
Alan Oke, Sellem
Ashley Riches, Keeper of the madhouse

Sir Andrew Davis, Conductor
Scottish Chamber Orchestra

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Lyric Opera of Chicago

Peter Rose was ideal casting for the cynical yet savvy impresario La Roche... Lawrence A. Johnson, Chicago Classical Review, 7th October 2014


The Creation

Sir Simon Rattle; OAE

There was an excellent trio of solo singers...The bass has the most fun, and here Peter Rose relished his every turn, especially the low notes for the lowly earthworm Erica Jeal, The Guardian, 7th May 2014



Seattle Opera

Peter Rose sang Timur with beautiful, rock-solid tone, while depicting the frailty of age with almost painful intensity. 
Bernard Jacobson, The Seattle Times, 6th August 2012



New York Philharmonic Orchestra

...the bass Peter Rose...uniformly superb.
Steve Smith, New York Times, 14th December 2011
 ...Peter Rose, another superb voice, with his intense nuancing of his recitative.
New York Arts, 19th December 2011



The Metropolitan Opera

The impresario La Roche (the resonant British bass Peter Rose) points out that neither words nor music are worth squat without his sense of stagecraft.
Arthur Kaptainis, The Gazette, 1st April 2011
The most crucial character is La Roche, a theater director, here the powerful bass Peter Rose.
Anthony Tommasini, New York Times, 29th March 2011
As the producer La Roche, bass Peter Rose sang and acted with gusto...
Mike Silverman, San Francisco Chronicle, 29th March 2011
Bass Peter Rose, as the theater director La Roche, a character apparently modeled on the great Max Reinhardt, has his own idea of what takes priority: putting on a good production, a subject he expounds on eloquently in a scene in which Rose's robust bass is heard to fine effect.
George Loomis,, 29th March 2011