Peter Wesoloski

Chicago based baritone Peter Wesoloski has been praised as possessing “a clear-ringing baritone…with emotional depth and variety of vocal color” (Chicago Classical Review). He was recently featured as a Cryptanalyst in the world premiere of The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turing with Chicago Opera Theater, and was acclaimed for his performance of Ivan in the Chicago premiere of Death of Ivan Ilych with the Thompson Street Opera Company last year. Last fall he made his debut with Florentine Opera singing the role of Count Paris (Roméo et Juliette), followed by a role debut as Don Alfonso (Così fan tutte) with Music on Site. A Smith Young Artist with Cedar Rapids Opera in their January production of Così fan tutte, Peter returned to the company to portray Dr. McKeeby in American Gothical, and joined Opera Steamboat for their summer production of Gianni Schicchi. Additional operatic credits include Escamillo and Morales in MIOpera’s production of Carmen, Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), Count Almaviva (Le Nozze di Figaro), Onegin (Yevgeny Onegin), Alfio (Cavalleria Rusticana), and Sam (Trouble in Tahiti).

On the concert stage, Peter previously appeared with the Bach Cantata Vespers as Petrus/Pilate in the 2017 performance of the Johannes-Passion at Grace Lutheran. He has also performed regularly with the Chicago Master Singers, most recently as the baritone soloist in Fauré’s Requiem and Schubert’s Mass in G, as well as taking solo turns with both the Music Institute and DuPage Chorales. Peter has been a member of the Chicago Symphony Chorus and Grant Park Music Festival Chorus since 2016.

In addition to opera and concert work, Peter is dedicated to the art of song and sings regularly at the Liederstube in Chicago with pianist Eugenia Cheng. He has performed in salons and recitals in London, Amsterdam, Auckland and Sydney, as well as Minneapolis and Chicago.