Peter Van Hulle

Peter Van Hulle

Character Tenor

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2017Strauss R.: Der RosenkavalierValzacchi
2017Mussorgsky: KhovanshchinaScrivener
2017Janáček:From the House of the DeadSkuratov
2017Orff: Carmina BuranaTenor
2016Wagner R.: Tristan und IsoldeHirt
2016Verdi: FalstaffBardolfo
2016Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroDon Curzio
2013Berg: Lulu (1935)Der Maler (The Painter)
2010Bizet: CarmenLe Remendado
2009Britten: The Turn of the ScrewPeter Quint
2004Strauss R.: Ariadne auf NaxosScaramuccio
2004Strauss R.: Ariadne auf NaxosEin Tanzmeister
2003Strauss J.: Die FledermausDr Blind
2000Berg: WozzeckMadman (Narr)
2000Britten: Peter GrimesRev. Horace Adams
2000Britten: Peter GrimesBob Boles
2000Britten: Death in VeniceHotel porter
2000Britten: Death in VeniceStrolling player (male)
2000Britten: Curlew RiverMadwoman
2000Britten: The Rape of LucretiaMale Chorus
2000Bellini: I PuritaniSir Bruno Robertson
2000Donizetti: Lucrezia BorgiaOloferno Vitelozzo
2000Handel: ImeneoImeneo
2000Handel: Samson, HWV 57Samson
2000Janáček: Kát'a KabanováVáňa Kudrjaš
2000Janáček : The Cunning Little VixenSchoolmaster
2000Massenet: ManonGuillot de Morfontaine
2000Mozart: Le nozze di FigaroDon Basilio
2000Mozart: La Finta GiardinieraDon Anchises
2000Donizetti: Lucia di LammermoorLord Arturo Bucklaw
2000Mozart: Don GiovanniDon Ottavio
2000Mozart: Die ZauberflöteMonostatos
2000Mozart: Die ZauberflöteTamino
2000Mozart: Die Zauberflöte1. Geharnischter
2000Puccini: Madama ButterflyGoro
2000Puccini: ToscaSpoletta
2000Puccini: TurandotPong
2000Tchaikovsky: The Queen of Spades (Pique Dame or Pikovaya Dama)Chaplitsky
2000Tchaikovsky: The Queen of Spades (Pique Dame or Pikovaya Dama)Master of Ceremonies
2000Tchaikovsky: The Queen of Spades (Pique Dame or Pikovaya Dama)Chekalinsky
2000Tchaikovsky: Eugene OneginMonsieur Triquet
2000Verdi: FalstaffDottore Cajus
2000Verdi: La TraviataGastone
2000Verdi: RigolettoMatteo Borsa
2000Tippett: The Knot GardenDov
2000Stravinsky: The Rake's ProgressSellem
2000Wagner R.: Tristan und IsoldeEin Hirt
2000Wagner R.: Das RheingoldMime
2000Wagner R.: SiegfriedMime
2000Wagner R.: Die Meistersinger von NürnbergKunz Vogelgesang
1999Puccini: La BohèmeParpignol
1997Britten: Peter GrimesBob Boles
1997Bellini: NormaFlavio
1993Mozart: La Clemenza di TitoTito


Peter Van Hulle was born in Cumbria. He read music at Leeds University and then studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama with Peter Alexander Wilson, and the National Opera Studio. He has won the Alexander Peden Fyfe Award, the Sybil Tutton Award and the John Scott Award, and been awarded Scholarships by Shell UK and the Countess of Munster Trust. Opera includes Hotel Porter Death in Venice (English National Opera,Teatro Alla Scala, Milan, Theatre Royal de la Monnaie, Bussels, De Nederlandse Opera, Amsterdam, Grand Theatre, Luxembourg), Menelaus La Belle H&eacutelène, Borsa Rigoletto, Pong Turandot, Snout A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Roderigo Otello, Kunz Vogelgesang The Mastersingers of Nurmberg and Tchaplitsky The Queen of Spades. (All English National Opera), Der Narr, Wozzeck (ENO/BBCSSO), Dr Caius Falstaff (Scottish Opera), Schoolmaster The Cunning Little Vixen (Welsh National Opera/Scottish Opera/ETO), Monostatos Die Zauberflöte, Goro Madama Butterfly, Brother Seven Deadly Sins, Charles Lamb Monster, Rector Peter Grimes, Sailor Tristan und Isolde and Tchaplitsky The Queen of Spades (Scottish Opera), Don Ottavio (Longborough Festival Opera/Mid Wales Opera/Opera Project), Alfredo La Traviata and Spoletta Tosca (Opera Holland Park), Guillot de Morfontaine Manon, Dr Blind Die Fledermaus and Basilio Le Nozze di Figaro (English Touring Opera), Mime Siegfried and Kudrjaš Katya Kabanova (Longborough Festival), Ogier in Schubert’s Fierrabras and Vitelozzo Lucrezia Borgia (Buxton Festival), Male Chorus The Rape of Lucretia (National Theatre, Budapest and Seged, Hungary) and the title role in Handel’s Imeneo (Opera on a Shoestring). He recorded Schoolmaster/Mosquito/Grasshopper for an animated film of The Cunning Little Vixen for BBC TV with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin conducted by Kent Nagano. Peter Van Hulle created the lead role of Charlie Despard in Edward Rushton’s opera The Young Man and the Carnation for (Almeida, Buxton and Warwick Festivals), the role of the Slave in Stuart MacRae’s The Assassin Tree (Edinburgh Festival/Linbury Studio) and the title role in John Bevan Baker’s opera The Seer in Dingwall, Scotland,. He has taken part in Scottish Opera’s Five: 15 Made in Scotland project and performed the role of the Butcher in David Fenessy and David Shrigley’s Pass the Spoon in Glasgow, Edinburgh and the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London (Magnetic North), His concert repertoire includes J S Bach’s St John Passion, Christmas Oratorio and Magnificat, Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s The Creation, Britten’s St Nicholas, Elgar’s The Kingdom, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Mozart Requiem, Puccini’s Messa di Gloria, Purcell’s King Arthur and Fairy Queen, Rossini’s Stabat Mater, and Verdi’s Requiem. He has performed opera arias with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, and toured with the Rambert Dance Company singing Britten’s Serenade for tenor, horn and strings, and with Birmingham Royal Ballet in Stravinsky’s Pulcinella. Peter appears on DVD in Death in Venice as Hotel Porter (Deborah Warner/Edward Gardner/ENO) and Cunning Little Vixen as Scoolmaster/Mosquito (Kent Nagano/Deutches Symphonie Orchester/BBC) both on Opus Arte. CD recordings include Romantic Swiss Song with Edward Rushton, piano (Guild Records) Plans include Shepherd Tristan und Isolde (ENO) and Bardolph Falstaff (CBSO).
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Strauss R.: Der Rosenkavalier Valzacchi Immediately Welsh National Opera 2017
Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina Scrivener Immediately Welsh National Opera 2017
Janáček:From the House of the Dead Skuratov Immediately Welsh National Opera 2017
Orff: Carmina Burana Tenor Immediately 2017
Wagner R.: Tristan und Isolde Hirt Immediately English National Opera 2016