Praised for his, “Powerful and resonant basso”…
Bass-Baritone Peter Morgan has quickly developed a reputation as a well-rounded and dynamic performer, amassing a steadily increasing repertoire performing across the nation. Highlights include Leporello in Don Giovanni, Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro, Colline in La bohéme , and Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor. Mr. Morgan has also built up diverse credits in the world of contemporary opera including the American premiere of The Scorpion’s Sting by Dean Burry, and the world premiere of Jason and the Argonauts by Gregory Spears, both with the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
In 2019 Mr. Morgan made his company debut with Toledo Opera in their 60th season, singing William Jennings Bryan in The Ballad of Baby Doe. Peter also returned to St. Petersburg Opera in the spring to sing Betto di Signa in Gianni Schicchi. In the summer of 2019 Peter made another company debut as a young artist with the Glimmerglass Festival, singing Domestico di Flora in La Traviata and Louis XVI in The Ghost of Versailles, as well as originating the role of J.B. in the world premiere of Lunch Encounter 1929 by Patrice Michaels. In the fall of 2019 Mr. Morgan began an Artist Diploma in Opera Studies from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. Mr. Morgan will be singing the role of Daddy in the regional premiere of Taking Up Serpents by Kamala Sankaram with The Shepherd School. 2019 also marks Peter’s European debut where he will take his portrayal of Louis XVI in The Ghosts of Versailles to France with L’Opéra Royal de Versailles in December.
Mr. Morgan began the 2018 season returning to Sarasota Opera as a Studio Artist to sing the Naval Commander in Manon Lescaut as well as cover the role of Oroveso in Norma. In the spring he made his company debut with St. Petersburg Opera as the Marchese d'Obigny in La Traviata. 2018 Peter also made his house debut as a young artist with Charlottesville Opera singing Antonio as well as covering the title role in their production of Le nozze di Figaro. In the fall Mr. Morgan returned to St. Petersburg Opera to cover the role of Leporello in their production of Don Giovanni.
In 2017, Mr. Morgan began the season as an Apprentice Artist with Sarasota Opera, where he sang the role of Thierry in Dialogues of the Carmelites, as well as covered the Imperial Commissioner in Madama Butterfly. He also returned to the Lyric Opera of Chicago in the spring to sing the role of 3rd Cockney in the Loverly Quartet in their production of My Fair Lady. 2017 also marked his debut with the Ohio Light Opera Company where he sang Olin Britt (Barbershop Quartet Bass) in The Music Man, Elisha J. Whitney in Anything Goes, Dick Deadeye in H.M.S. Pinafore, and Ruder in The Student Prince. In the fall, Peter returned to the Lyric Opera of Chicago as a young artist in their Lyric Unlimited American premiere and tour of The Scorpions' Sting by Dean Burry.
The 2016 season marked Peter’s debut as a Young Artist with the Lyric Opera of Chicago in their Lyric Unlimited world premiere and tour of Jason and the Argonauts by Gregory Spears. Additional highlights from Mr. Morgan's 2016 season include Plutone and Caronte in L'Orfeo with Opera To Go, the title role in Le nozze di Figaro with Kor Productions, Secret Police in The Consul with Main Street Opera, and The Prophet/King in Third Eye Theatre Ensemble's midwest premiere of Dark Sisters by Nico Muhly.