Hailed as a singer with, "sincerity that engaged the audience...", Peter Lake is an internationally performing lyric-tenor who in the summer of 2017 performed as a Resident Artist for Opera North in his role and house debut as Paris in La belle Hélène where www.vnews.com reviewed him as “…relatably earnest, and his voice carries a lush, warm timbre.” In December Peter was invited to China to perform a series of American Art song recitals with soprano Chelsea Miller. Peter sang selections by Samuel Barber, Rorem, Ives, and Foster at such prestigious universities as: Central Conservatory of Music, Xinghai Conservatory of Music, Shandong University, Shenyang Conservatory of Music, and Suzhou University. In August Peter worked as a Festival Artist at the Sherrill Milnes VOICE Experience in Savannah where he won the Savannah Voice Festival’s Opera Idol competition, and was invited to perform at the Sherrill Milnes Gala in New York this spring. Also in this spring Peter will perform the role of Pang in Mississippi Opera’s production of Turandot. This will be the state’s first production of Puccini’s final work. In May 2018 Peter returns to the Natchez Music Festival to make his role debut as Faust in Gounod’s Faust. Peter will also perform with Mobile Opera’s Winter Gala singing the role of Don José in a highlights cut of Bizet’s Carmen. This Spring Peter will also return to sing in multiple concerts with the Savannah Voice Festival.
In May of 2017 Peter performed with the Natchez Festival of Music making his role debut as Count Alamaviva in their production of Il Barbiere di Siviglia. In April 2017 Peter covered the Duke and performed the outreach producion in Mississippi Opera’s Rigoletto. In 2016 Peter worked as a young artist at Central City Opera where he won the 2016 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Apprentice Award and performed multiple roles in their mainstage and apprentice artist productions. In the spring of 2016 Peter sang the role of Don José in Carmen with the University of Southern Mississippi’s opera company the Southern Opera Company. Later in the Spring he covered Don José and sang the role Remendado for Mississippi Opera's production of Carmen. In the fall of 2016 he travelled to Virginia Opera as a Herndon Foundation Young Artist where he covered Count Almaviva in Il Barbiere di Siviglia. In 2015 Peter worked as a studio artist with Chautauqua Opera where he performed Triquet in Eugene Onegin. While completing his Master of Music in Voice from the University of Southern Mississippi Peter performed as a studio artist with Ashlawn Opera in 2014.
Peter has also sung with various churches and organizations as a tenor soloist for Messiah and the Mozart Requiem. In addition to his oratorio and stage work he has regularly performed concerts with regional companies such as For the Love of Broadway with Mississippi Opera and in the Christmas Cabaret and Night at the Oscars for the Natchez Festival of Music. Awards for Peter include the National Council Metropolitan Opera Auditions Encouragement Award for the New Orleans District and honorable mention in the Rose Palmai Tenser Opera Competition with Mobile Opera. Additionally he was awarded second place in the Mobile District NATSAA competition, first place multiple times in regional and state NATS, and the USM Opera Award for Outstanding Musicianship.
After growing up in Budapest from age 6 Peter moved back to the U.S. in 2006 to further his education earning a B.A. in theatre and a B.M. in vocal performance from the University of Mobile and an M.M. in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Southern Mississippi. During his undergraduate work he attended the Druid City Opera Workshop. He spent multiple summers at the International Performing Artist's Institute in Bavaria working in an intensive training environment which included coaching with Barbara Daniels (Metropolitan Opera), Michael Sturm (Bayerische Staatsoper), and Kirstin Chavez. Also in Bavaria he performed Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni for the International Theater and Opera Company directed by Michael Sturm and conducted by Paul Weigold (Hannover HMTM). Other notable roles for Peter include: Spoletta in Tosca and Vogelsang in The Impresario with Central City Opera, Camille in Der Lustige Witwe, and Ferrando in Così fan tutte.