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Born Ismailia, Egypt, 23 September 1948.

English baritone.

Peter Sidhom came to live in Britain at the age of ten. He read Modern Languages at London University before studying singing with Hervey Alan and Josephine Veasey.

His debut with Scottish Opera was in The Jacobin, and that was followed by Alberich, Pizarro and Faninal, before taking on Falstaff in 2009.

With ENO he sang Napoleon in War and Peace and Barnaba in La Gioconda. He has also sung at the Glyndebourne Festival, and performed the multiple Traveller roles in Death in Venice at Aldeburgh and Bregenz..

His roles with the Royal Opera House have included Scarpia, Grigoris (The Greek Passion), Paolo Albiani and Alberich.

He has worked at many of the world's major opera houses, his repertoire including Faninal (San Francisco, Chicago), Nelusko in Meyerbeer's L'Africaine (Strasbourg), Don Estéban in Zemlinsky's Der Zwerg (Brussels), and Balstrode at the Paris Opéra Bastille. He has also sung in Florence, Venice, Toulouse, Madrid and Stuttgart.

Roles in Scotland

Alcade Laura's guardian
Freunde von Salamanka 1993
Second Robber
Freunde von Salamanka 1993
Bohuš of Harasov, son of Count Vilém
Jacobin 1995
Alberich a Nibelung
Rheingold 2000
Rheingold 2003
Alberich a Nibelung
Siegfried 2002
Siegfried 2003
Alberich a Nibelung
Götterdämmerung 2003
Don Pizarro prison governor
Fidelio 2005
Faninal Herr von Faninal, a rich merchant
Rosenkavalier 2006
Sir John Falstaff a knight
Falstaff 2008

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