Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Reader Submission: Peter Brathwaite

Peter Brathwaite (Photos by Gabriel Hennigson & Emilie Lauwers)
We're continuing our series of barihunks suggested by readers with British baritone Peter Brathwaite. Brathwaite recently graduated from the Royal College of Music International Opera School where he appeared in performances as Papageno in Mozart's "Die Zauberflöte," Nardo in Mozart's "La Finta Giardiniera" and Demetrius in Britten's "A Midsummer Night's Dream."

He made his French operatic debut in 2008 at the Opéra National de Lyon singing the role of Nelson in in Gershwin's "Porgy & Bess." He reprised the role a year later at the Opéra de Lyon and at the Edinburgh International Festival.

He is the winner of the Samuel Coleridge Taylor Award at the Black British Classical Foundation, Voice of Black Opera Competition, a Peter Moores Foundation Major Award holder,  Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme Alumna, Winston Churchill Fellow and winner of the RCM Ted Moss and Bertha Taylor-Stach Lieder Prize. 

His career has now taken him to Belgium where he will perform a concert of operatic scenes at the Vlaamse Opera on May 26th. In June, he heads to the Netherlands to perform Marcello in Puccini's "La Boheme" with the Nationale Reisoper RAP. [Note: Please check schedules. We took this information from Brathwaite's website. The Marcello on the Reisoper website is Thomas Oliemans, who happens to be our next reader submission.]

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