Peter Rose…and rose…and rose…

Sensational season for Peter Rose

Even in a career as illustrious as his this season is a special one for Peter Rose.  It started with Strauss: La Roche in Capriccio  for the Paris Opera under Philippe Jordan at the Garnier theatre followed by his definitive Ochs under Jeffrey Tate for the Vienna Staatsoper. This was closely followed by Gremin in Eugene Onegin for Covent Garden under Robin Ticciati.  But it is the next three months that sees his season reach its zenith. He sings four major roles in Hamburg’s Wagner celebrations:  Pogner in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, King Marke in Tristan und Isolde, Gurnemanz in Parsifal and Hunding in Die Walküre. In between these Wagnerfest  performances in Hamburg he flies to Munich for Osmin in Die Entführung aus dem Serail and then in June he travels to Dresden for three performances of Ochs under Christian Thielemann. He then finishes that month with concert performances of Rienzi in Barcelona.  So six major roles in four major cities in three months.  As Ochs says: “Das ist ein feines Ding!” . The summer sees him as Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte at the Drottningholm Festival under Harding and then the season comes full circle with La Roche at Covent Garden under Sir Andrew Davis.

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