Peter is a professional opera singer. After his degree at Newcastle University he trained at the Royal College of Music and Flanders Opera Studio, Belgium. Recent and future engagements include performances with the Royal Opera House, English National Opera, Glyndebourne, La Monnaie, Nederlandse Reisopera, Opéra de Lyon and Opera North. His involvement with the Gate began with the Gate/ENO coproduction of Effigies of Wickedness: Songs Banned by the Nazis, which was developed from an idea by Peter. His wider professional interests include new work, diversity in arts education and mentoring. He is a Churchill Fellow, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and BBC Radio 3 Next Generation Voice.