Tenor/haute-contre Lawrence Olsworth-Peter trained at the Royal Academy of Music and the Accademia Rossiniana, Pesaro. He is in increasingly in demand as a rare high tenor and particularly known for his detailed, versatile acting. In 2010 Lawrence made his Pesaro Rossini Opera Festival debut as Don Luigino in Il Viaggio a Reims under the direction of Alberto Zedda. Recent singing engagements have included: Acis/Acis & Galatea at the Gohliser Schlosschen, Leipzig; extensive European tours with Diva opera as Gaston/ La traviata; Achante/ Rameau's Achante et Cephise (modern-era premiere) and his role debut as Pane/La Natura in la Calisto for Opera National du Rhin directed by Mariame Clément and Conducted by Christophe Rousset.
He has performed his signature role Almaviva/The Barber of Seville for several UK companies including the award-winning OperaUpClose, Merry Opera and Garden Opera. Current and future engagements include Orphee/Oprhee et Euridice for Opera in the City and Tybalt (cover)/Romeo et Juliette for Grange Park Opera at West Horsley Place.
‘Lawrence Olsworth-Peter, the Achante, deployed his lyric tenor in some gracefully shaped phrases.’
Other opera roles have included: Don Ramiro/ La Cenerentola (OperaUpClose); Tonio/ La fille du regiment (Diva Opera); Nemorino/L'elisir d'amore (OperaUpClose) and the title role in J.C Bach's Amadis de Gaule for University College Opera at the Bloomsbury Theatre. In 2009 he attended the RAM Bel Canto Summer School in Liguria, Italy and has been instructed in masterclasses by internationally acclaimed singers such as Philip Langridge, Gerald Finley and Colin Lee. In September 2009 Lawrence took the lead tenor role in Orpheus Britannicus for Mercurius Company at the Cadogan Hall, extracts of which were performed live on BBC 3’s In Tune programme.
Lawrence has also achieved gold medal LAMDA award for acting, verse and prose (honours) instructed by Christine Way. Acting roles have included Elyot/ Private Lives, Simon/ Hayfever (Bristol Old Vic basement), Brendan/ The Weir, Leontes/ The Winter’s Tale, Marlow/ She Stoops to Conquer.
As a Theology graduate from Bristol University, Lawrence has a keen interest in Oratorio, regularly performing core sacred works including Haydn/ Creation, Mendelssohn/ Elijah, Monteverdi/ Vespers and Bach Passions.
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