Doug joined the St. Charles Singers in 2011. He is new to the midwest, recently moving to Aurora after growing up on the east coast. Doug looks forward to getting back to singing choral music regularly after growing up as boy soprano.
He has spent his time recently singing for various opera companies around the United States. As Belcore in Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore with the Chesapeake Concert Opera, Doug “demonstrated a baritone voice that was rich and meaty with good vocal resonance” (Baltimore Performing Arts Examiner). In CCO’s production of La bohème, the Baltimore Sun remarked, “Douglas Peters made an amiable Schaunard and sang with a good deal of character.” Doug recently appeared with Sarasota Opera as an apprentice artist, and performed in a series of concerts as well as in their mainstage operas.
He joined Utah Festival Opera as a festival artist this past summer, sang Cascada in The Merry Widow, and covered Schchelkalov in their production of Boris Godunov. Other recent performances inlude Figaro’s aria, “Largo al factotum,” with the Concert Artists of Baltimore orchestra in their spring concert “The Musical Life of Rossini,” as well as selections from Mendelssohn’s Elijah in their holiday concerts.
Mr. Peters recent operatic debuts include Germont in Peabody Opera Theatre’s La traviata and Papageno in Die Zauberflöte with the Bethesda Summer Music Festival, the latter of which was hailed by the Washington Post as “utterly charming”. He returned to BSMF to sing Enrico in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor in the summer of 2009. Mr. Peters has been a 1st place winner of the Baltimore Music Club, Friday Morning Music Club, and Florence Boughton Competition for Young Artists.
On the concert stage, he performed Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs with chamber orchestra as part of the 150th Anniversary Celebration of the Church of Saint Ann in Hampton, New Jersey. Other concert work includes singing as the bass soloist for both Bach’s St. John Passion and the Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes. Mr. Peters is a recent graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of Music, earning an undergraduate degree in both voice performance and music education. During his time there, he studied with John Shirley-Quirk.