Peter Auty is established as one of Britain’s leading tenors. He made his professional début at Opera North in 1998/9 and was a company principal of the Royal Opera, 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 singers and conductors.
He has returned as guest to the Royal Opera singing the roles of Malcolm in Macbeth and Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor.
Elsewhere in the UK Peter Auty has worked with Grange Park Opera; Cavaradossi/Tosca, Opera Holland Park: Count Vaudémont/Iolanta, Alvaro/La Forza del Destino, Turridu and Canio/ Cavalleria Rusticana and I Pagliacci, Maurizio/Adriana Lecouvreur and Lensky/Eugene Onegin, Glyndebourne Festival Opera: Macduff/Macbeth, Nemorino/ L’elisir d’amore; Glyndebourne on Tour: Don José/Carmen, Rodolfo/La Bohéme; English National Opera: Italian Tenor/Der Rosenkavalier, Duke/Rigoletto, Rodolfo/La Bohéme, Turridu/Cavaleria Rusticana and Gabriele/Simon Boccanegra, Opera North: Alfredo/La Traviata, Don José/Carmen, Doctor Faust/Faust and Scottish Opera: Rodolfo and Don José.
Abroad he has worked with several companies including Essen Opera, Frankfurt Opera, Nationale Reisopera and New Zealand Opera.
On the concert platform Peter Auty has worked with the London Symphony Orchestra (Sir Colin Davis), the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (Sir Mark Elder), and the London Philharmonic Orchestra (Neeme Järvi, 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 1000 musicians now released on the Hyperion label.
He opened the 14/15 season singing the role of Dick in The Girl of the Golden West for English National Opera and returned to Opera Holland Park in the summer of 2015 as Radames/Aida.
Future highlights include Lensky for Malmø Opera, Pollione/Norma for English National Opera and Mendelssohn’s Elijah at the 2016 Three Choirs Festival.