Peter Alexander

Music director, peter alexander, has worked with them all -  from mozart to murphy.

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Peter Alexander has performed with and conducted a wide variety of ensembles in Sydney for over forty years.

He has sung with Sydney Chamber Choir, Opera Australia, The Song Company, The Leonine Consort and Sydney Philharmonia Choirs.

He studied conducting with Louis Fremaux and Sir Charles Mackerras.

His repertoire includes Handel: The Messiah, symphonies of Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms, Berlioz’ Sinfonie Fantastique, Shostakovich Symphonies Nos. 5 & 10, Verdi’s Rigoletto, La Traviata and Otello and the Mozart’s Requiem and The Magic Flute. In 2016 he prepared his own edition of, and then conducted, John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera.

As Music Librarian for Opera Australia since 1982, Peter has prepared orchestra and vocal scores for hundreds of operas and has worked closely with conductors such as Richard Bonynge, Simone Young, Christopher Hogwood, Richard Gill, Guillaume Tourniaire, Carlo Felice Cillario and Pietari Inkinen and collaborated with directors Neil Armfield, Barrie Kosky, John Bell, Baz Luhrmann and Graeme Murphy.

His scenic soundscape for the new Norwegian play Virus – a Fugue based on Bach’s fugue in G minor was lauded by the playwright, critics and audiences. His arrangements of Mozart’s Bastien and Bastienna and Bach’s Coffee Cantata for a chamber ensemble received standing ovations from the audiences. The seasoned players – most of whom had been out of work because of COVID – loved playing these unfamiliar pieces from the classical Masters.

His recent arrangements and musical direction of Grieg’s incidental music for Peer Gynt wowed audiences and made 30 Sydney musicians very happy.


Want to join us?

Endangered Productions welcome all kinds of volunteers. There are opportunities for volunteers to learn and share skills our upcoming production of Peer Gynt. We particularly welcome skilled creative, perhaps retired, Super Citizens who are willing to act as mentors.

Our productions will also provide work opportunities for professional musicians, singers, and actors.

We love sponsors.  By becoming a private or corporate sponsor you will contribute to the creation of quality, accessible music theatre in Sydney. Contact us and we will get back to you directly about our upcoming production of Peer Gynt.