Peter Coleman-Wright AO is widely considered one of the most versatile singers in the world today, equally at home in opera, concert and recital. His extensive and varied repertoire has taken him to many of the world’s greatest opera companies and concert halls.
He has sung throughout Europe – at La Scala Milan, La Fenice Venice, Netherlands Opera, Munich, Vienna, Geneva, Paris, Bordeaux, Flanders and at the Aix-en-Provence and Bregenz Festivals. In the United Kingdom he has been a frequent guest of the Royal Opera Covent Garden, English National Opera and Glyndebourne Festival. He has worked for the Aldeburgh Festival at the BBC Proms and with all the leading orchestras at London’s South Bank, Albert Hall, The Barbican, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester and the Wigmore Hall.
In North America he has sung at the Metropolitan Opera New York, New York City Opera, Houston, Santa Fe and Vancouver. He has sung at Teatro Colon Buenos Aries and in San Paulo Brazil.
He has sung extensively for Opera Australia and has worked with all the major symphony orchestras throughout all the principal concert halls.
He has sung more than 60 roles including Figaro, Forester, Michele, Scarpia, Marcello, Sharpless, Don Giovanni, Count, Onegin, Dandini, Billy Budd, Macbeth,Gunther, Golaud, Germont, Chorebe, Wolfram, Beckmesser, Gunther, Donner, Pizzaro, and Sweeny Todd. His numerous awards include Helpmann Awards for Todd and The Traveller (Death in Venice), Green room awards for Billy Budd, Orestes, and Harry Joy (Brett Dean).
Peter Coleman-Wright has recorded extensively for EMI, Telarc, Hyperion, ABC classics and LSO and SSO live.
Recent engagements include concerts in Madrid, Moscow, Amsterdam, Los Angeles Philharmonic in Nixon in China with John Adams conducting , Rape of Lucretia Aldeburgh which was nominated for a Grammy award.
A champion of new and contemporary repertoire, he has created numerous roles most notably Harry Joy in Brett Dean’s Bliss and the title role in Caligula by Detlev Glanert.
Peter holds an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Melbourne and was awarded the Performer of the Year in the recent Arts awards in Australia for Socrates by Brett Dean. Peter was made an Officer in the order of Australia in 2015.