Peter Monaghan originally began his studies at the University of Lethbridge as a trumpet major. He was converted to the vocal arts shortly after being asked to sing in the chorus for the University’s production of Die Fledermaus. Peter then moved on to the University of British Columbia, where he completed both a Bachelors and Masters degree at the University of British Columbia. Last season, Peter had the honour of participating in and graduating from the Yulanda M. Faris young artist program with Vancouver Opera.
Peter has performed across Canada and overseas in Ireland, Germany, the Czech Republic, Cuba and China. Peter has sung with symphonies such as: the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the Okanagan Symphony, and the Lethbridge Symphony to name a few. Recently, Peter played Antonio for Vancouver Opera’s production of Le nozze di Figaro, as well as covering the title role of Figaro. Some of his most recent credits include: The father, Hansel and Gretel with Vancouver Opera; Beast, Beauty and the Beast with Theatre Under the Stars; Peter, Company with United Players Vancouver; Don Pedro, Béatrice et Bénédict with Fraser Lyric Opera; Colline, La Bohème with Opera Kelowna; and Polyphemus, Acis and Galatea with Renaissance Opera.
When not on stage Peter enjoys, board games, the occasional video game and spending quality time with his wife. He would not be here if it weren’t for her unending love and support.