Peter Coleman-Wright is considered one of the most versatile singers in the world, equally at home in opera, musicals, concert and recital. His extensive repertoire has taken him to the world’s greatest opera companies and concert halls. He has sung throughout Europe at La Scala Milan, La Fenice Venice, Netherlands Opera, Munich, Vienna, Geneva, Paris, Bordeaux, Flanders and at the Aix-en Provence and Bregenz Festivals.
In the United Kingdom he is a frequent guest of the Royal Opera Covent Garden, English National Opera, Glyndebourne Festival, BBC Proms, Albert Hall, The Barbican, Bridgewater, Manchester and Wigmore Halls.
In North America he has sung at the Metropolitan Opera New York, New York City Opera, Houston, Santa Fe and Vancouver. He has sung extensively for Opera Australia and all the major Australian symphony orchestras throughout all the principal Concert Halls.
Peter has sung more than 60 roles including Figaro, Forester, Scarpia, Sharpless, Don Giovanni, Count, Onegin, Dandini, Billy Budd, Macbeth, Gunther, Germont, Wolfram, Beckmesser, Donner, and Sweeny Todd.
His awards include Helpman Awards for Sweeney Todd and The Traveller (Death in Venice), Green Room awards for Billy Budd, Orestes, and Harry Joy (Bliss – Brett Dean).
Peter is Artistic Director of Pacific Opera’s Young Artist Program and in 2019, National Opera. He recently directed the acclaimed production of La Clemenza di Tito, Pocket Operas include Le Nozze di Figaro, Die Zuaberfllöte, La Clemenza di Tito, Idomeneo, La Cenerentola, The Rape of Lucretia and Fidelio. Peter has worked with OA as director/coach of the Young Artist Program, Diva Opera in London and conducted Master-classes for Melba Conservatorium, Pacific Opera, Conservatory of Music Sydney and Diva Opera. Peter is a singer of immense experience and flair. He brings a lifetime of experience gained at the highest-level, including the Metropolitan Opera and Royal Opera House Covent Garden.
Peter holds an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Melbourne and was awarded the Performer of the Year in the recent Arts awards in Australia for Socrates by Brett Dean. Peter was made an Officer in the order of Australia in 2015.