BiographyDutch tenor Peter Gijsbertsen graduated with honors at the conservatoire in Utrecht. He continues his studies with teachers Dennis O’Neill and Ira Siff. Furthermore he had lessons with Cristina Deutekom and Roberta Alexander.
Peter was the recipient of the Glyndebourne Festival opera John Christie Award as well as multiple awards at the International Vocalists Competition in Den Bosch, after which he performed in solo recitals at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam and De Doelen, Rotterdam. Peter’s recording of Kammermusik 1958 by Henze was on The Guardian’s shortlist for best classical recording of 2016.
Operatic repertoire include the roles of Tamino Die Zauberflöte (Opera Oviedo); Acis in Händel’s Acis and Galatea (Opéra de Fribourg), Kaherdin/3rd tenor in Le vin herbé (Berlin Staatsoper); The Novice Billy Budd, Lucano/Liberto L’incoronazione di Poppea, Der Junge Seemann Tristan and Isolde, and the prinicipal tenor The Fairy Queen (Glyndebourne Festival Opera & New York); Eurimaco/Giove Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria (Oper Köln); Graf Albert Die Tote Stadt (ABAO Bilboa), Don Ottavio Don Giovanni, and Ferrando Così fan tutte by Mozart (Ministry of Operatic Affairs); and Gernando L’isola disabitata (Dutch National Touring Opera).
On the concert platform Peter has performed the solo parts in the St. Matthew Passion by Bach (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, released on DVD with Art House Music), Kammermusik 1958 van H.W. Henze (NDR Symfony orchestra Hamburg, released on CD with Wergo), Pulcinella by Stravinsky (Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra) and Vigilia by Rautavaara (Radio Choir). Peter recorded multiple CD’s with Belgian label Phaedra amongst which a very well received recording of Schubert Lieder.