Biography

Peter Aisher is a member of the Opernstudio of Deutsche Oper am Rhein. He is a graduate of the Royal College of Music International Opera School, where he was the Janet & Michael Levesley Scholar supported by a Douglas & Hilda Simmonds Award and by the Josephine Baker Trust.

Peter read Astrophysics at Clare College, Cambridge, before arriving at the Royal College of Music, where he studied with Tim Evans-Jones. He graduated from his postgraduate studies with Distinction and was the winner of the Ted Moss & Bertha Taylor-Stach Prize for Lieder, and of the Joan Chissell Schumann Prize.

He enjoys an active duo partnership with pianist Lucy Colquhoun. Together they were Oxford Lieder Festival Young Artist Platform finalists, and later returned to great acclaim as part of the 2016 festival.

Operatic roles include: Alfredo La traviata (Clonter Opera, Euphonia Opera, Rye Arts), Arturo Lucia di Lammermoor (Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Theater Hagen), Lensky Eugene Onegin (Whitgift), Lurcanio Ariodante (RCMIOS/LHF), Alfred Die Fledermaus (RCMIOS, CUOS), Albert Albert Herring RCMIOS, Arete (Giove) Giove in Argo (RCMIOS), Don Ottavio Don Giovanni (Rye Arts), Tamino The Magic Flute (Opera Cocktail), Ferrando Così fan tutte (Opera Lyrica), Apollo/Demus Jason (ETO), Torquemada L’heure espagnole (RCMIOS), Monostatos Die Zauberflöte (RCMIOS), Gontran La Vie Parisienne (RCMIOS), Belmonte Die Entführung aus dem Serail (scenes), Frederick Pirates of Penzance (CUGS, CaOS). This season he makes a reappearance as Alfredo with Westminster Opera at the Château de Panloy.

Performances on the concert platform include: Bach St John Passion (tenor soloist), St Matthew Passion (tenor soloist), Christmas Oratorio (evangelist and tenor soloist), Haydn Missa Sancti Nicolai, Missa in tempore belli, Monteverdi Vespro della Beata Virgine, Mozart Requiem, Vesperae solennes de confessore, Litaniae Lauretanae, K.109, Orff Carmina Burana, Tippet A Child of Our Time, Vaughan-Williams On Wenlock Edge, as well as contemporary works: Giles Swayne’s Hubbub, Christopher Brown’s A Five-Gated Well, and David Earl’s settings of Rupert Brooke poetry for tenor and piano with the composer at the piano.