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Peter Savidge

Baritone

  • there is an excellent Sharpless from Peter Savidge – deeply embarrassed by his countryman’s behaviour
    Richard Morrison, The Times
  • the experienced Peter Savidge is luxury casting
    Alfred Hickling, The Guardian
  • strongly supported at every turn by baritone Peter Savidge who tackles a multitude of roles, all of which add up to a devilish alter-ego for the struggling Aschenbach
    John Coulburn, Toronto Sun
  • One of Britain’s most distinguished and best established baritones, Peter Savidge has performed for the major opera companies in the UK and for many leading houses in Europe and elsewhere. His elegant and well focused style of singing has been singled out for particularly high praise.

    He made his professional debut with the English Music Theatre and has featured regularly for Welsh National Opera, Opera North, Scottish Opera and the Royal Opera House Covent Gardens in roles such as Figaro Barber of Seville, Sharpless Madam Butterfly, Don Giovanni Don Giovanni, The Count Marriage of Figaro, Don Alfonso Cosi fan Tutte, Faninal Der Rosenkavalier, The Traveller Death in Venice and Ned Keene Peter Grimes and Mr. Flint Billy Budd.

    Abroad he has sung roles for Canadian Opera Company Toronto, Opera de Rhin Strasbourg, Opera Comique and Chatelet Theatre Paris, Cologne Opera and houses in Tel Aviv, Berlin, Nancy, Genova, Modena and Reggio Emilia.

    As well appearing in all the major British concert venues, Peter Savidge has a formidable international career and has sung at the festivals of Aldeburgh, Edinburgh, Florence, Venice, Tours, Brussels, Vienna, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Amsterdam, and Oslo.

    He has recorded albums of songs by Vaughan Williams, Bax and Bantock; with conductors Sir John Eliot Gardiner and Sir Charles Mackerras and Albert Herring with Steuart Bedford. Equally at home in light music, he has featured on Friday Night is Music Night and with the RTE in Dublin.

    • Death in Venice
      Opera North (October 2013)

      Peter Savidge is gracefully sinister as the multiple harbingers of death that propel Aschenbach on his journey towards catastrophe.
      Tim Ashley, The Guardian ****
      Weaving alongside, Peter Savidge delivers solidly as the seven baritone irritants dogging Aschenbach’s path.
      Geoff Brown, The Times ***
    • Owen Wingrave
      ArtHaus Musik DVD

      Peter Savidge’s Coyle captures the character wonderfully.
      Opera Now Magazine
    • Madama Butterfly
      New Zealand Opera (April 2013)

      The baritone Peter Savidge as Pinkerton’s ineffectual conscience, the consul Sharpless, combines lightness with intensity – and that’s very rare for his vocal range. He’s terrific.
      Simon Wilson, Metro Arts Auckland
      Lucy Schaufer and Peter Savidge as Suzuki and Sharpless were vivid performers, both caring for Butterfly, but powerless to stop the action.
      Douglas Elliot, The Opera Critic
    • Madam Butterfly, Opera North
      Autumn 2011

      Peter Savidge was, as he always is in Opera North productions, effortlessly brilliant.
      Rod McPhee, Yorkshire Evening Post
      Peter Savidge was excellent as Sharpless, the American consul who tries in vain both to restrain Pinkerton and to get Butterfly to face harsh reality. The mixture of perception and diffidence was perfectly expressed.
      Anthony Arblaster, The Independent
      Peter Savidge is outstanding as an anguished Sharpless
      Richard Morrison, The Times
      even better is Peter Savidge as the American consul Sharpless, whose every shrug suggesting the world-weary cynicism of the professional diplomat.
      Graham Rickson, The Arts Desk
      So the blame rests with an unhealthy collusion between East and West – and poor Consul Sharpless is in the firing line! Without the power to do more than warn Pinkerton, Sharpless is helpless, but complicit – all of which is conveyed in the performance of Peter Savidge, refined over several Opera North Butterflies, urbane, but tormented, his suave, soft-grained baritone exuding sympathy in every note.
      Ron Simpson, What’s On Stage
  • Peter Savidge’s Opera Repertoire

    BIRTWISTLE
    • Punch & Judy (Choregos)
    BIZET
    • Carmen (Dan Cairo, Morales)
    • Pecheurs de Perles (Zurga)
    BLOW
    • Venus & Adonis
    BRAUNFELS
    • Die Vogel (Prometheus)
    BRITTEN
    • Curlew River (Ferryman; Traveller)
    • Burning Fiery Furnace (Abbot/Astrologer)
    • The Prodigal Son
    • Albert Herring (Vicar)
    • Billy Budd (Mr. Redburn, Mr. Flint)
    • Death in Venice (baritone roles)
    • Owen Wingrave (Coyle)
    • Paul Bunyan (various roles)
    • Peter Grimes (Ned Keene)
    • Rape of Lucretia (Junius, Collatinus)
    DONIZETTI
    • Don Pasquale (Malatesta)
    • L’Elisir d’amore (Belcore, Dulcamara)
    • La Favorita (Alphonso)
    GOUNOD
    • Romeo et Juliette (Capulet)
    HANDEL
    • Tamurlano (Leone)
    • Rodelinda (Garibaldo)
    HAYDN
    • L’Anima del Filosofo
    HOLST
    • Savitri (Death)
    JANACEK
    • From the House of the Dead (Goryanchikov)
    KRENEK
    • What Price Confidence?
    LEHAR
    • Merry Widow (Danilo)
    MARTIN
    • Le Vin Herbe
    MARTINU
    • Julietta (L’homme au casque, vendeur des reves)
    MASSENET
    • Manon (Lescaut)
    • Cherubin (Le Comte)
    MATTHUS
    • The Song of Love and Death (Marquis)
    MENOTTI
    • Amahl and the Night Visitors (Melchior)
    MOZART
    • Cosi fan Tutte (Don Alfonso)
    • Don Giovanni (Don Giovanni)
    • La Finta Giardiniera (Nardo)
    • Le Nozze di Figaro (Il Conte)
    • Die Zauberflote (Papageno, Sprecher)
    OFFENBACH
    • La Perichole
    PUCCINI
    • La Boheme (Marcello, Schaunard)
    • Madama Butterfly (Sharpless)
    • La Rondine (Rambaldo)
    • Turandot (Ping)
    PURCELL
    • Dido and Aeneas
    • The Fairy Queen
    RAVEL
    • L’Enfant et les Sortileges (Horloge Comtoise)
    RIMSKY-KORSAKOV
    • Mozart and Salieri
    ROSSINI
    • La Cenerentola (Dandini)
    • Le Comte Ory (Rambaldo)
    J. STRAUSS
    • Die Fledermaus (Falke)
    R. STRAUSS
    • Ariadne (Harlequin, Music Master)
    • Intermezzo (Storch)
    • Der Rosenkavalier (Faninal)
    STRAVINSKY
    • The Rake’s Progress (Nick Shadow)
    TCHAIKOVSKY
    • Eugene Onegin
    VERDI
    • La Traviata (Germont Pere)
    WAGNER
    • Gotterdammerung (Gunther)
    WALTON
    • The Bear
    WEILL
    • Der Jasager (Teacher)
    • Street Scene
    • Threepenny Opera (Macheath)

    Peter Savidge’s Concert Repertoire

    CPE BACH
    • Magnificat
    J.S. BACH
    • Various Cantatas incl. No. 82 Ich habe genug
    • No. 56 Ich will mein Kreuzstab gerne tragen
    • Weihnachts Oratorium
    • Magnificat
    • Easter Oratorio
    • Mass in B minor
    • Johannes Passion (Christus/Arias)
    • Matthaeus Passion (Christus/Arias)
    BEETHOVEN
    • Symphony No. 9
    • Mass in C
    BERLIOZ
    • L’Enfance du Christ
    BRAHMS
    • Ein Deutches Requiem
    • Liebeslieder Waltzes
    BRITTEN
    • War Requiem
    DALLAPICCOLA
    • Cinque Canti
    DELIUS
    • Sea Drift
    • Songs of Farewell
    DURUFLE
    • Requiem
    DVORAK
    • Stabat Mater
    ELGAR
    • The Apostles
    • The Kingdom
    • The Dream of Gerontius
    • Coronation Ode
    • Lux Christi
    FAURÉ
    • Requiem
    HANDEL
    • Acis and Galatea
    • Apollo e Dafne
    • Israel in Egypt
    • Jephtha
    • Judas Maccabaeus
    • Messiah
    • Samson
    • Saul
    HAYDN
    • Various Masses
    • The Seasons
    • The Creation
    HENZE
    • Novae de Infinitae Laudes
    HONEGGER
    • Le Roi David
    • Cris du Monde
    JANACEK
    • Glagolitic Mass
    MENDELSSOHN
    • Elijah
    MONTEVERDI
    • Vespers 1610
    MOZART
    • Various Masses
    • Requiem
    PURCELL
    • Ode on St. Cecilia’s Day
    • Dialogues
    RACHMANINOV
    • The Bells
    • Spring (Op. 20)
    ROSSINI
    • Petite Messe Solennelle
    SCHOENBERG
    • A Survivor from Warsaw
    SCHUBERT
    • Masses
    SZYMANOWSKI
    • Stabat Mater(Polish)
    TIPPETT
    • A Child of Our Time
    VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
    • Dona Nobis Pacem
    • Fantasia on Christmas Carols
    • Mass in G
    • Pilgrim’s Progress
    • Five Tudor Portraits
    WALTON
    • Belshazzar’s Feast
    • Façade (Narrator)
    WEILL
    • Berliner Requiem
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