Peter Tregear

Currently a Senior Research Fellow at the School of Music, Monash University, Peter is a graduate of the University of Cambridge, where he was subsequently appointed a Fellow and lecturer in music. There he sang with the Choir of King’s College, and later joined the Choir of London with whom he still regularly performs in the UK, Europe and Middle East. Since returning to Australia in 2006, he has worked with both Victorian Opera and Melbourne Opera and performed extensively as a vocal soloist and conductor. In 2008 he co-founded the Consort of Melbourne and regularly performs with this ensemble in the Melbourne Recital Centre. Stage roles include Belcore (L’Elisir d’amore), Pluto (L’Orfeo), Marchese D’Obigny (La Traviata), Drebednyov (Moscow Cheryomushki) and Don Poppone (La Diavolessa). Conducting credits include several operatic world premieres and modern revivals, including Anna Amalia’s Erwin und Elmire, which he was subsequently invited to conduct in Germany in 2009. Most recently, he produced, and sang the roles of Benoit and Alcindoro in, a tour of La Boheme to the Occupied Territories of Palestine. Peter was awarded the Sir Charles Mackerras Award for conducting in 2003, and a ‘Green Room’ Critics Award for best conductor of an opera in 2009. He continues his vocal studies with Margaret Haggart.