Dustin Peterson is quickly becoming one of the most popular American Tenors. Being hailed as “vocally strong” with “wonderful diction” by KDHX St Louis, and “engaging” with a “silvery”, “expressive” voice by the Wichita Eagle, lends credibility to Metropulse Knoxville’s assertion that he will “find himself in demand”.
Recently on the operatic stage, Dustin appeared with Cedar Rapids Opera Theater as the cover for Calaf in Turandot, with Wichita Grand Opera as Gastone and Alfredo cover in La Traviata, the Emperor Altoum and covered Calaf in Turandot, and sang Spoletta in Tosca. With Heartland Opera Theatre, he performed the role of Don Jose in Carmen, and Alfredo in La Traviata. And with Winter Opera Saint Louis, he sang Fenton in Verdi’s final opera Falstaff, and Arturo in Lucia di Lammermoor.
Operatic appearances of past seasons include Opera Colorado’s productions of Il Trovatore, as Ruiz, and Le Nozze di Figaro, as Basilio, which earned Dustin’s first mention in Opera News as having “dispatched the comic [role] ably”. Wichita Grand Opera has presented many opportunities, which include Ernesto in Don Pasquale, Cassio in Otello, Camille de Rossillon in The Merry Widow, El Remendado in Carmen, not to mention many cover assignments such as Tonio in Le fille du Regiment, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, and Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore. He is a regular guest of the Muses Creative Artistry Project of Hot Springs, Arkansas, for which he has sung semi-staged and abridged roles including Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus, as well as numerous Broadway-style revues and opera galas.
Dustin has been found to excel in symphonic and concert literature. In recent seasons, Dustin made a trio of such appearances. He sang the tenor solo in Dvorak’s Stabat Mater with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings with the String Orchestra of the National Music Festival, and the tenor solo of the Verdi Requiem with the Symphony Orchestra of the National Music Festival.
In past seasons he has sung the tenor solo in Dvorak’s Stabat Mater with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra. The Ellsworth American was pleased from the downbeat saying “Tenor Dustin Peterson’s strong, clear entrance let us know that we were in good hands”. More soloist opportunities have come with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, as Dustin sang the title role in highlights of Candide. He has also performed Handel’s Messiah with the Messiah Choral Society of Grand Junction, Colorado, and with the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra in a concert of Kurt Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins.
Dustin will be singing Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly in a debut with Opera Fort Collins in May/June of 2018.
Pinkerton - Madama Butterfly
Opera Fort Collins
May 31 and June 2, 2018