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Peter Marsh

Tenor

Peter Marsh
© Barbara Aumüller

Peter Marsh has sung an astonishing number of very different roles since joining the ensemble in 1998.  During the 2020/21 season he sings Desiré in a new production of Giordano's Fedora, Nebuchadnezzar / Tempter (Abbot) in a new BrittenThe Burning Fiery Furnace / The Prodigal Son double bill, Mime in Siegfried (available on CD & DVD – OehmsClassics) and the Shabby Man in Lady Macbeth von Mzensk. The corona shutdown sadly prevented him from taking part in Honneger's Jeanne d’Arc au bûcher and singing the Graf Hohenzollern in a new production of Henze's Der Prinz von Homburg in Frankfurt and the title role in Peter Grimes at the Staatstheater in Nürnberg. Recent roles for the company have included Antinous (Fauré's Pénélope), the Rebel (Das geheime Königreich / The Secret Kingdom), Oedipus (Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex), Leukippos and Apollo (Daphne), the Captain (Wozzeck), Trimalchio (Maderna's Satyricon), the Witch (Hänsel und Gretel), Pedrillo (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) and Matteo (Arabella). Roles in earlier seasons included Lord Arturo Bucklaw (Lucia di Lammermoor), the title role in Zemlinsky's Der Zwerg / The Dwarf, Kimmo (Sallinen's Kullervo) and Mozart (Rimski-Korsakov's Mozart und Salieri). He enjoyed great success singing Walter in a new production of Weinberg's Die Passagierin / The (female) Passenger in Frankfurt, which went on tour to the Festwochen in Vienna – a role this American tenor then performed at the Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv. Other guest engagements have taken him to Oper Dortmund (Peter Grimes), Seattle Opera, the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, the Munich, Berlin, Dresden and Hamburg state operas, Düsseldorf, Brussels, Tiflis, Montepulciano, Tokyo and the Bregenz and Edinburgh festivals.