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“In counterpoint with Black's imposing majesty, Peter Auty and Elizabeth Woods were radiant as the two younger and more energetic co-protagonists. Auty brought to life a consistent Adorno: through elegantly traced vocal lines, he gave a fiery, impulsive and yet judicious characterization. In his stormy 'Sento avvampar', oscillating passions came across vividly, from a roaring oath of revenge against Boccanegra - whom he believes to be a contestant for Amelia's affections - into tremendous grief for not allowing himself ever to be rejoined with his beloved, should she prove to be unfaithful. This rapid outburst of emotion was conveyed through perfect vocal realization - which earned Auty the loudest applause of the evening.”
A British tenor who thrills with his Italianate timbre, Peter Auty is a former company principal with the Royal Opera, Covent Garden and appears regularly with the UK’s leading opera companies. His roles include Rodolfo, Nemorino, the Duke of Mantua, Turiddu and Don Jose.