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Peter Sidhom

Baritone

  • Peter Sidhom’s Alberich matches John Tomlinson note-for-note in a grand and perceptive interpretation of the Ring’s chief villain
    George Hall, The Stage
  • Peter Sidhom is chilling as the six figures who lead Aschenbach towards his nemesis
    Rupert Christiansen, Daily Telegraph
  • Peter Sidhom's wonderfully dark Scarpia adds a riveting stage presence to his resonant voice
    Anthony Holden, The Observer
  • Peter Sidhom was born in Egypt of a Maltese-Italian mother and an Egyptian father, and settled in England at the age of ten. After reading Modern Languages at London University, he studied singing with Hervey Alan and Josephine Veasey.
     
    Peter Sidhom has appeared at many of the world’s leading international opera houses including the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Glyndebourne Festival, Opera Bastille Paris, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, La Monnaie Brussels, Teatro Comunale Florence, Theatre du Capitole Toulouse, Staatstheater Stuttgart, Teatro Real de Madrid and Teatro La Fenice. He has also sung leading roles with all the British companies including ENO, Scottish Opera, WNO and Opera North.
     
    Operatic roles have included Alberich Der Ring des Nibelungen, Scarpia Tosca and Paolo Simon Boccanegra for Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Falstaff and Pizarro Fidelio for Scottish Opera, The Traveller Death in Venice in Lyon, Bregenz and Aldeburgh, Klingsor Parsifal in Nice, Faninal Der Rosenkavalier in San Francisco and Chicago and Balstrode Peter Grimes at the Bastille and in Geneva.

    Equally at home on the concert platform, he has appeared in all the major UK concert halls and appears frequently at the BBC Proms. Conductors he has worked with include Richard Armstrong, David Atherton, Martyn Brabbins, Paul Daniel, Andrew Davis, Christoph von Dohnányi, Mark Elder, Bernard Haitink, Richard Hickox, Oliver Knussen, Sir Charles Mackerras, Antonio Pappano, Carlo Rizzi and Edo de Waart.

    • Das Rheingold, Opera de Paris
      (June 2011)

      world-beating performances from his rasping Alberich (Peter Sidhom) and Kim Begley’s Loge
      Francis Carlin, Financial Times
      baritone Peter Sidhom is wonderfully nasty as Alberich
      Judy Fayard, Wall Street Journal
      The opera’s two other crucial roles fare better. As the ring’s initial owner, the dwarf Alberich, Peter Sidhom in a vibrantly sung performance appears delirious with power when his fortunes are high but plunges into despair after Wotan wrests the ring from him
      George Loomis, New York Times
    • Falstaff
      Scottish Opera

      One man steals the show - Peter Sidhom - whose portrayal of the fat, debauched and generally unsavoury Sir John Falstaff is a thrilling tour de force. It doesn't take much to imagine him as perfect for the part...but this is no clone of a past success: this is Sidhom reading a fresh and distinctive individuality into one of opera's most likeable rogues...Verdi's racy music, which never misses a comic turn, lays down all the clues, and Sidhom uses every one of them to his advantage. He is vocally robust, his comic timing is inspired, and with the necessary body padding he plays an arrogant, fat slob with calculated, athletic clumsiness. Sidhom's influence on the production is infectious.
      Kenneth Walton, The Scotsman
      Playing Falstaff, the Scottish Opera favourite Peter Sidhom wears a fat suit and wrings pathos and plenty of laughs from the role. He combines hypermobile joints with his heavily padded body to great effect, rocking himself breathlessly out of a chair, cramming his impressive bulk into a laundry hamper.
      Anna Burnside, Sunday Times
      Resplendent in his fat-suit, his shirt front a Jackson Pollock drip painting of chicken fat and sherry, Peter Sidhom's Sir John has charm enough to offset his oily paunch. Preposterous as he is, you can bet he'd be more fun in the sack than the jealous, proper, handsome Ford (William Dazeley). Sidhom's easy gestures, conversational phrasing, bright tone and idiomatic diction are matched by the rest of the cast and by orchestral playing
      Anna Picard, Independent on Sunday
      Peter Sidhom's Sir John Falstaff was one of those rare natural performances, every gesture perfectly timed and executed and at no times going over the top to achieve a cheap laugh. Vocally, he was certainly up to the mark, perhaps singing slightly tentatively at the beginning of the evening, being careful to reach and produce all his notes, but quickly settling in to give a rounded and complete vocal performance. Sidhom always gives full value for money and it is a pleasure to see him enjoying such a marvellous comic role.
      Walter Paul, Independent
  • Peter Sidhom’s Opera Repertoire

    ADAMS
    • Nixon in China (Kissinger)
    • Doctor Atomic (General Groves)
    BARTOK
    • Bluebeard’s Castle (Bluebeard)
    BEETHOVEN
    • Fidelio (Pizarro)
    BIZET
    • Carmen (Escamillo)
    BLISS
    • The Olympians (Jupiter)
    BRITTEN
    • Billy Budd (Claggart, Redburn, Flint)
    • Peter Grimes (Balstrode)
    • Death in Venice (The Traveller)
    DALLAPICCOLA
    • Volo di Notte (Riviere)
    DONIZETTI
    • L’Elisir d’Amore (Belcore, Dulcamara)
    • Don Pasquale (Dr. Malatesta)
    • Lucia di Lammermoor (Enrico)
    DVORAK
    • The Jacobin (Bohus)
    GLASS
    • Planet 8 (The Representative)
    GLUCK
    • Iphigénie en Tauride (Thoas)
    GOLDMARK
    • Die Königin von Saba (Solomon)
    GOUNOD
    • Faust (Mephistopheles)
    • Romeo et Juliette (Capulet)
    HOLST
    • Savitri (Death)
    • Wandering Scholar (Fr. Philippe)
    LEONCAVALLO
    • I Pagliacci (Tonio)
    LEONE
    • L’Oracolo (Cim-Fen)
    MASCAGNI
    • Cavelleria Rusticana (Alfio)
    • L’Amico Fritz (David)
    MARTINU
    • The Greek Passion (Father Gregoris)
    MASSENET
    • Herodiade (Herod)
    McCUNN
    • Jeannie Deans (Deans)
    MENOTTI
    • The Consul (Policeman)
    MEYERBEER
    • L’Africaine (Nelusko)
    MOZART
    • Le Nozze di Figaro (Figaro, Count)
    • Così fan tutte (Guglielmo, Don Alfonso)
    • Die Zauberflöte (Papageno, Speaker)
    • Don Giovanni (Don Giovanni, Leporello)
    MUSSORGSKY
    • Khovanshchina (Shaklovity)
    OFFENBACH
    • La Belle Hélène (Agamemnon)
    • Orphée aux Enfers (Jupiter)
    • Les Contes d’Hoffman (Baritone roles)
    PONCHIELLI
    • La Gioconda (Barnaba)
    PROKOFIEV
    • Love for Three Oranges (Leander)
    • War and Peace (Denisov, Napoleon)
    PUCCINI
    • Le Villi (Guglielmo Wulf)
    • La Bohème (Marcello, Schaunard)
    • Tosca (Scarpia)
    • Madama Butterfly (Sharpless)
    • La Fanciulla del West (Jack Rance)
    • Il Tabarro (Michele)
    • Gianni Schicchi (Schicchi)
    REIMANN
    • The Ghost Sonata (Bengtsson)
    ROSSINI
    • Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Figaro, Dr Bartolo)
    • La Cenerentola (Dandini, Don Magnifico)
    SCHREKER
    • Der Ferne Klang (Dr. Vigelius)
    SMYTH
    • The Wreckers (Pascoe)
    STRAUSS
    • Der Rosenkavalier (Faninal)
    • Elektra (Oreste)
    • Arabella (Mandryka)
    STRAVINSKY
    • The Rake’s Progress (Nick Shadow)
    • Oedipus Rex (Messenger)
    TCHAIKOVSKY
    • Eugene Onegin (Onegin)
    • Queen of Spades (Tomsky)
    TIPPETT
    • King Priam (Priam)
    VERDI
    • La Traviata (Germont)
    • Un Ballo in Maschera (Renato)
    • Rigoletto (Rigoletto, Monterone)
    • Aida (Amonasro)
    • Falstaff (Ford, Falstaff)
    • Otello (Iago)
    • Macbeth (Macbeth)
    • Nabucco (Nabucco)
    • Simon Boccanegra (Paolo)
    WAGNER
    • The Ring Cycle (Alberich, Donner, Gunther)
    • Die Meistersinger (Beckmesser)
    • Parsifal (Klingsor)
    • Lohengrin (Telramund, Herald)
    • Der Fliegende Holländer (Dutchman)
    • Rienzi (Orsini)
    WALTON
    • The Bear (Smirnov)
    ZEMLINSKY
    • Der Zwerg (Don Estoban)

    Peter Sidhom’s Concert Repertoire

    J.S BACH
    • Magnificat
    • St. John Passion
    • St. Matthew Passion
    • B Minor Mass
    • Various cantatas
    BEETHOVEN
    • Symphony No. 9
    • Missa Solemnis
    BRAHMS
    • Ein Deutsches Requiem
    BRITTEN
    • A War Requiem
    BRUCKNER
    • Te Deum
    BUXTEHUDE
    • Magnificat
    DVORAK
    • Te Deum
    • Stabat Mater
    ELGAR
    • The Dream of Gerontius
    • The Apostles
    FINZI
    • In terra pax
    HANDEL
    • The Messiah
    • Saul
    • Dettingen Te Deum
    HAYDN
    • The Creation (Die Schöpfung)
    • The Seasons
    MAHLER
    • Kindertotenlieder
    • Lieder eines Fahrenden Gesellen
    MENDELSSOHN
    • Elijah (Elias)
    MOZART
    • Requiem
    • Mass in C
    • Coronation Mass
    RACHMANINOV
    • The Bells
    ROSSINI
    • Stabat Mater
    • Petite Messe Solennelle
    SCHOENBERG
    • Gurrelieder
    • Moses und Aaron
    STRAVINSKY
    • Les Noces
    TAVERNER
    • The Whale
    VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS
    • Five Mystical Songs
    • A Sea Symphony
    • Fantasia on Christmas Carols
    VERDI
    • Messa di Requiem
    WALTON
    • Belshazzar’s Feast
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