Peter Ong

Peter embarked on an operatic career after reading law at the University of Bristol and the obtaining his Masters from the London School of Economics, UK. Upon his return to Malaysia, he made his debut with Lyric Opera Malaysia as Spoletta in their premier production of Tosca in 2003 at the Istana Budaya. His growing repertoire of roles so far include Pong in Penang Arts Council’s Turandot at the Istana Budaya, a reprisal of Pong in his debut with Bangkok Opera’s historic production of Turandot featuring the world premier of a new ending composed by Maestro Somtow Sucharitkul at the Thai Cultural Centre, St. Brioche in Lyric Opera Malaysia’s The Merry Widow in the Istana Budaya, reprised the role of St. Brioche in Singapore Lyric Opera’s production of The Merry Widow at the NUS Cultural Centre, and made a role debut as Don Ottavio in Bangkok Opera’s Don Giovanni at the Thai Cultural Centre. His last production for 2004 was in the role of Remendado in Penang Arts Council’s production of Carmen at the Istana Budaya.

In 2005, he sang for Singapore Lyric Opera as Goro in their production of Madama Butterfly at the Esplanade Theatre. He also sang the role of King Kasper in Singapore Lyric Opera’s production of Amahl & the Night Visitors later on in the year.

In 2006, he presented a recital of German lieder including Schumann’s Dichterliebe in Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore with pianist Shane Thio. He has also since created the role of Solomon in Saidah Rastam’s original opera entitled M! the opera in the Istana Budaya. Other plans include singing the role of Tamino in the KLPAC’s production of Die Zauberflöte and reprising the role of Don Ottavio in Co-Opera Australia’s Don Giovanni in Australia and Malaysia. He will also be appearing in various concerts and recitals including an evening of operetta in Penang, and an evening of cabaret songs entitled Glitter & be Gay! at KLPAC.