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PETER
WEDD
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AV 2195
Mahler - Das Lied Von Der Erde
CHAN 10578M
Sullivan
Ivanhoe
CHAN 3052M
Verdi
Ernani
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BIOGRAPHY

The tenor Peter Wedd studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with William McAlpine and subsequently at the National Opera Studio. From 1999 to 2001 he was a Company Principal at The Royal Opera, Covent Garden where he sang roles such as Ywain (Birtwistle’s Gawain) and Kudrjáš (Kat’á Kabanová). At Welsh National Opera his roles have included Don José (Carmen), Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), and Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni). In the UK he has also appeared at Opera Holland Park, the Aldeburgh Festival, and English National Opera, and will soon sing Laca (Jenufa) for Glyndebourne on Tour. Abroad he has sung for Nationale Reisopera and Opera Australia, and is scheduled soon to appear as Lensky (Eugene Onegin) at the Stadttheater Bern. In concert he has performed with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and The Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra. On disc Peter Wedd has recorded, among others, Don Riccardo (Ernani), Lord Arturo Bucklaw (Lucia of Lammermoor), Pong (Turandot), Dancaïre (Carmen), Števa (Jenufa), Steersman (The Flying Dutchman), Jaquino (Fidelio), Chevalier de la Force (The Carmelites), and Kudrjáš (Katya Kabanova), all in the Opera in English series for Chandos.

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AV 2195
Mahler - Das Lied Von Der Erde

"The 2010 concert from which this recording of Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde comes won many plaudits... The tenor Peter Wedd, ...

CHAN 10578
Sullivan
Ivanhoe

“… The performance benefits from conductor David Lloyd-Jones’ forthright and deeply committed leadership and from tenor To...

CHAN 3052
Verdi
Ernani

[Susan Patterson]… is in rich, firm voice, soaring over the big ensembles and approaching high notes fearlessly....
CHAN 3083
Donizetti
Lucia of Lammermoor

'As ever in this series, the choral and orchestral work is of the highest standard''...
CHAN 3086
Puccini
Turandot

'Eaglen is magnificent as Puccini's eponymous anti-heroine in a fine addition to the Opera in English series.'...
CHAN 3091
Bizet
Carmen

’... produced with imagination and "oomph". Needless to say, the Philharmonic Orchestra plays well.’
 

CHAN 3106
Janacek
Jenufa

'In the hands of that master Janácek conductor, Sir Charles Mackerras, this Englsih-language recording puts a finger on the work's pulse: it's a t...
CHAN 3119
Wagner
The Flying Dutchman

'…with a cast as excellent as this one, it's difficult to spend much time contemplating alternatives.'...