Peter’s greatest passion is to perform on the world stage. Whether it is opera or oratorio, cabaret or art song, he relishes every opportunity to share his artistry with everyone. Peter’s greatest contributions to Cor Flammae are his enthusiasm, a silvery baritone voice of great range and power combined with polished acting skills, sensual charm, sharp humour and playful tomfoolery.
Peter’s career has taken him around the globe and as such has garnered many wonderful accolades. Opera Canada magazine stated “Peter Alexander dominated the evening by exhibiting excellent vocal command eminently suited to the Baroque period,” for his performance of the title role in Pimpinone. His opera roles include the title role of the clever Gianni Schicchi, valiant Valentin in Faust, mysterious Bob in The Old Maid and the Thief, sex symbol Escamillo in Carmen, womanizing buffoon Belcore in L’elisir d’amore, lovable trickster Figaro in The Marriage of Figaro, musically talented Schaunard in La Boheme, and drunken Frank in Die Fledermaus. Oratorio highlights include the Sea Symphony, Elijah, Messiah, Haydn’s Creation, a dozen Requiem performances by various composers and, his favourite, Carmina Burana, which he performed in a Ballet BC production choreographed by John Alleyn.
Peter’s choral experience is vast. He has sung in over 30 languages and spent a total of fourteen years singing, touring and recording with the Vancouver Chamber Choir and musica intima. He has recorded a handful of TV specials and several albums one of which was nominated for two Junos including best classical album.