B i o g r a p h y
Joy and Fear, Honesty and Awesomeness: these are the inspirations for Dramatic Baritone Peter Bass for every role he undertakes. Mr. Bass is emerging as a formidable Germanic singer having sung across Canada, the United States and Europe.
Opera roles include Friedrich von Telramund (Lohengrin), Pizarro (Fidelio), the title role in Gianni Schicchi, Ford (Falstaff), Achilla (Giulio Cesare), Schaunard & Marcello (La Boheme), Basilio (The Barber of Cowtown), Dulcamara (L’elisir d’amore) and Vater (Hänsel und Gretel). Other roles include Sid (Albert Herring), Perückenmacher (Ariadne Auf Naxos), Peter Quince (A Midsummer’s Night Dream), and multiple roles in A Brother’s Grimm.
A graduate of the University of Western Ontario and the University of Toronto in Vocal Performance Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance at the University of Toronto (2013) and for 5 years prior, he was a working actor, having completed the Theatre Arts program at Grant MacEwan College in Edmonton, Alberta.
With a vast interest base, Peter has also enjoyed successes in Musical Theatre and oratorio. Notable musical theatre productions include She Loves Me; Johnny Guitar; Promises, Promises; Titanic; Anything Goes and the world premiere of the musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Winter’s Tale. Peter has performed both Faure’s Requiem and Mozart’s Requiem and Handel’s Messiah, along with many oratorio selections such as Britten’s War Requiem, Dvorak’s Requiem, Saint-Saens’ Oratorio de Noël, Handel’s Messiah, and Mendelssohn’s Paulus and Elijah to name a few.
In everything Peter Bass does, be it ugliness, anger, and love, there is beauty.