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English tenor.

Peter Van Hulle read Music at Leeds University, then studied in Glasgow at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and at the National Opera Studio in London.

He first performed with Scottish Opera in 1998 as Tchaplitsky in The Queen of Spades, and then sang a variety of roles including Cockerel & Schoolmaster in Cunning Little Vixen, Don Basilio, Goro, and the Rector in Peter Grimes. He created the role of Charles Lamb in Monster (Sally Beamish 2002), and returned for Dr Caius in Falstaff and a Brother in The Seven Deadly Sins.

At the Edinburgh Festival he created the part of the Slave in The Assassin Tree (Stuart MacRae) - later seen at the Royal Opera House. For Almeida Opera he created the role of Charlie Despard in The Young Man with the Carnation (Edward Rushton).

With ENO he has sung Menelaus (La belle Hélène), Borsa, Pong, Snout, Roderigo (Otello) and Vogelgesang, as well as the Hotel Porter in Death in Venice (repeated at La Monnaie and La Scala).

With English Touring Opera his roles included Guillot in Manon, Cockerel & Schoolmaster in the Vixen, Dancing Master & Scaramuccio in Ariadne, and Don Basilio.

Other companies he has worked with include Opera Holland Park (Alfredo, Spoletta), Mid Wales Opera (Don Ottavio), Longborough Festival (Mime in Siegfried), Opera Project (Don Ottavio, Quint) and the Buxton and Warwick Festivals. He has appeared in Budapest as Male Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia.

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