In our 2015 production at Longborough, Peter Wedd’s Tristan was described as ‘remarkable’ (Guardian), and ‘possessed of fierce intensity’ (Telegraph). In this revival he returns with his ‘heroic yet lyrical’ (The Times) performance for 2017.
The surprise here was the tenor Peter Wedd, a Tristan whose death-throes, regrets and self-recriminations were heroic yet lyricalThe Times (Tristan und Isolde, Longborough 2015)
Peter Wedd’s Tristan is in almost every way superb: statuesque and chilly in the early scenes, pulsatingly emotional to the point of disintegration thereafter, but never losing controlThe Arts Desk (Tristan und Isolde, Longborough 2015)
Peter Wedd studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the National Opera Studio, and began his career as a Company Principal at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden.
He appears frequently at all the UK opera houses and was recently celebrated for his performances of Prince/Rusalka (Scottish Opera) and Hermann/Queen of Spades (Opera Holland Park). Peter recently moved into the lyric Wagner repertoire, appearing as Lohengrin for Welsh National Opera, Polish National Opera and the National Moravian-Silesian Theatre in the Czech Republic. He has appeared as Froh/Das Rheingold for Opera North; Siegmund/Die Walküre in Mexico with Jan Latham-Koenig; and Tristan/Tristan und Isolde for Longborough Festival Opera.
This season Peter makes his debut as Siegfried/Götterdämmerung in Karlsruhe, and in Krefeld/Mönchengladbach as Lohengrin, and sings Tristan with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and Florestan in Beethoven’s Fidelio in a concert performance in Paris with Garsington Opera.
Previously for Longborough: Tristan/Tristan und Isolde (2015)