Peter Rolfe Dauz 2018-12-07T20:59:57+00:00

Bas-Bariton Peter Rolfe Dauz

San Francisco native, Filipino-American Bass-Baritone Peter Rolfe Dauz’s performance highlights include Don Alfonso (Cosi fan tutte), Leporello (Don Giovanni), Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro), Achilla (Giulio Cesare), and Claudio (Agrippina). Last season at the Bard College Conservatory, Peter Rolfe sang the role of the Sprecher in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (January 2016) and was a soloist in Handel’s Messiah (April 2016).  Peter Rolfe was recently invited as one of fifteen young professionals to Open Space: Opera in the 21st Century to perform the role of Junius in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia at The Banff Centre. His performance as Junius was hailed, “Peter Rolfe Dauz was a great Junius. One tires of two-dimensional characterizations of this role, but he has much to say politically and dramatically through difficult, angular music. Mr. Dauz was another perfect casting, his focused baritone knifing insults and resentment toward Tarquinius whom he accused of making “Rome his brothel”. His bold statements of rebellion near the end of the opera at stage right were the acme of balanced ensemble singing, perfect diction, and dramatic acting — the words of a disaffected general ready to exploit tragedy for military ends.” – Calgary Herald

​In 2014, Peter Rolfe began his Master’s Degree at McGill University and performed the title role in Le nozze di Figaro as well as Betto in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi.  Currently, Dauz is a second year graduate student of the Vocal Arts Program at Bard College where he works with Sanford Sylvan. Upcoming for Dauz will be the role of Elias in the Filipino opera Noli me tangere by Felipe Padilla de Leon in June 2017 at the Strand Theatre in Boston, and the role of Masetto in Mozart’s Don Giovanni with the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival. This past season with the Maryland Opera Studio, Dauz sang the role of the Jailer in Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites. This Fall, he will join the Dutch National Opera Academy in Amsterdam.