Peter Walls


Peter Walls loves Mozart. He has conducted Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro, The Magic Flute and The Impresario and invited by the Lincoln Centre to contribute to their bicentenary year symposium on Performing Mozart. An early flirtation with Rossini began when he conducted La Cenerentola for Perkel Opera. Among other operas, Peter has conducted  Handel’s Imeneo and Semele (the latter for NZ Opera in 2020), Monteverdi’s Orfeo,Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice and Paride ed Elena, Verdi’s Nabucco and La Traviata, and Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi. He has conducted many premieres of New Zealand works, including Ross Harris’s Tanz der Schwāne and Jack Body’s Alley (for the 1998 International Festivals of the Arts). Peter has been Music Director of Opus Orchestra since 2004.