Peter Rose

Future engagements this season and beyond include Pluto Hippolyte for the Deutsche Staatsoper, Gorjančikov From the House of the Dead and Osmin for the Bayerische Staatsoper, Baron Ochs for the Dresden Semperoper and Wiener Staatsoper, Arkel Pelléas et Mélisande for Dutch National Opera, Roméo et Juliette with the Orchestre National de Lyon and Daland Der Fliegende Holländer with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.


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, Wiener and Berliner Philharmonic Orchestras.


Performance Schedule

From The Green Room

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    25 Nov 18 RAMEAU Hippolyte et Aricie
    Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin

    “The singing varied from good to superb, the latter in the shape of the low voices: Gyula Orendt as Theseus and Peter Rose as Pluto. Their confrontation in the underworld was riveting: Rose with a huge, stentorian bass…”
    David Karlin, Bach Track, 26 November 2018

    “Peter Rose war ein bassgewaltiger Pluto…”
    Erstellt von Kaspar Sannemann, Oper-Aktuell, 29 November 2018

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    21 May 18 JANACEK From the House of the Dead
    Bayerische Staatsoper

    “In dieser barocken Opulenz gab es freilich weder Platz für eine kluge Personenführung noch Raum zur Entfaltung für die hochkarätigen Solisten, allen voran Bo Skovhus in der Partie des Šiškov, Peter Rose als politischer Häftling Gorjančikov und Evgeniya Sotnikova als Tartar Aljeja, ferner Aleš Briscein in der Rolle des Luka und Charles Workman als Narr Skuratov.”
    Marco Frei, Neue Burcher Beitung, 22 May 2018

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    16 Nov 17 VERDI Requiem
    Atlanta Symphony Hall

    “The superb quartet of soloists seemed well-matched to the occasion and each other, the pairings of male voices and of female voices especially so. Tenor Dimitri Pittas and bass Peter Rose each possessed a good cutting edge when the music called for it, but were able to opt for a more rounded coloring when needed.”
    Mark Gresham, Arts ATL, 17 November 2017

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    02 May 17 DEBUSSY Pelleas et Melisande
    Cleveland Orchestra

    “Peter Rose, as King Arkel, has a voice we could listen to for days.”

    Laura Morris,, 5 May 2017

    “Bass Peter Rose was the anchor of the story as the old King Arkel. Rose’s singing was magisterial.”

    Von Timothy Rosbon, Bachtrack, 3 May 2017

    “To Peter Rose, meanwhile, the clarion bass who sings King Arkel, one could happily listen for an eternity.”

    Zachary Lewis,, 3 Mar 2017

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    07 Jan 17 OFFENBACH Les Contes d’Hoffmann
    Dresden Semperoper

    “Peter Rose was absolutely gripping as the villains.  Having heard him sing in impeccable Viennese as Ochs, I was delighted by his outstanding French tonight.  His diction really is absolutely exceptional.  He was a nicely flamboyant presence on stage and sang with rock solid tone throughout.  There’s something most gratifying in his artistry – one can see the years of work that have gone into producing a voice that’s absolutely even from top to bottom.  His ‘scintille, diamant’ showed him at his best – no issues with the tessitura and a very good legato.  With the big, full bottom Rose has the ideal voice for the roles.”
    Opera Traveller, 8 January 2017

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    12 Aug 15 STRAVINSKY The Rake's Progress
    Edinburgh International Festival

    “Peter Rose was a warmly noble Trulove…”
    Kate Molleson, The Guardian, 13 August 2014

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    06 Oct 14 R.STRAUSS Capriccio
    Lyric Opera of Chicago

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

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    07 May 14 HAYDN 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, 7 May 2014

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    01 Apr 11 R.STRAUSS Capriccio
    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, 1 April 2011

    “The most crucial character is La Roche, a theater director, here the powerful bass Peter Rose.”

    Anthony Tommasini, New York Times, 29 March 2011

    “As the producer La Roche, bass Peter Rose sang and acted with gusto…”

    Mike Silverman, San Francisco Chronicle, 29 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,, 29 March 2011

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    06 Aug 12 PUCCINI Turandot
    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, 6 August 2012

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    19 Dec 11 HANDEL Messiah
    New York Philharmonic Orchestra

    “…the bass Peter Rose…uniformly superb.”

    Steve Smith, New York Times, 14 December 2011

    “…Peter Rose, another superb voice, with his intense nuancing of his recitative.”

    New York Arts, 19 December 2011


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    STRAUSS Der Rosenkavalier

    Label: Challenge Classics

    Release Date: 10 Nov 17

    Conductor: Marc Albrecht

    Camilla Nylund
    Peter Rose
    Paula Murrihy
    Hanna-Elisabeth Muller

    Dutch National Opera Chorus
    Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra

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    PUCCINI Tosca

    Label: Euroarts

    Release Date: 20 Oct 17

    Conductor: Sir Simon Rattle
    Director: Philipp Himmelmann

    Floria Tosca: Kristine Opolais
    Cavaradossi: Marcelo Álvarez
    Baron Scarpia: Mario Marco Vratogna
    Cesare Angelotti: Alexander Tsymbalyuk
    Il Sagrestano: Peter Rose
    Spoletta: Peter Tantsits
    Sciarrone: Douglas Williams
    Un carceriere: Walter Fink Un

    Berliner Philharmoniker