Peter Auty


Peter Auty is established as one of Britain’s leading tenors. Since his professional debut at Opera North, he has sung with all major UK companies including the Royal Opera House, Glyndebourne, English National Opera, Welsh National Opera, and Scottish Opera. Abroad he has worked with companies including Aalto-Musiktheater Essen, Oper Frankfurt, Nationale Reisopera, New Zealand Opera, and Malmö Opera.

In the 2021-22 season he returns to Welsh National Opera as Pinkerton Madama Butterfly, and sings Canio Pagliacci with Opera Ensemble at Iford Arts, and Riccardo in Verdi’s Oberto with Chelsea Opera Group at Cadogan Hall.

Recent operatic highlights include Des Grieux Manon Lescaut (The Grange Festival and Opera Holland Park); Don José Carmen (Welsh National Opera); Johnson The Girl of the Golden West (RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra); the title role in Puccini’s Edgar (Scottish Opera and at Konzerthaus Berlin); Bill in Jonathan Dove’s Flight and Lensky Eugene Onegin (Scottish Opera); and critically acclaimed performances of Canio Pagliacci with Opera Ensemble in London and at The Grange Festival and Longborough Festival Opera. He sang the role of Pushkin in the stage premiere of Konstantin Boyarsky’s new opera by the same name with Novaya Opera at Grange Park Opera. 

On the concert platform he has worked with ensembles including the London Symphony Orchestra, the Hallé, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the BBC Philharmonic, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Flemish Philharmonic, the Minnesota Orchestra, and the Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo, and with conductors including Sir Colin Davis, Sir Mark Elder, Vladimir Jurowski, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Edward Gardner, and Neeme Järvi. He made his recital debut in London in the 2009 Rosenblatt Recital Series. 

Previously for Longborough: Canio/Pagliacci (2020)