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Born Borneo.

English conductor.

Peter Stanger spent over a decade on the music staff of Scottish Opera, as assistant conductor on some thirty productions. He also conducted several operas.

Educated at Radley and Cambridge, Stanger then took the Repetiteur's course at the London Opera Centre.

He spent two years as accompanist with Opera For All, before joining the music staff at Scottish Opera in 1973.

Stanger made his conducting debut with the company in 1976, with The Merry Widow. He subsequently conducted a range of operas that included Cavalli (L'Egisto, L'Orione); Mozart (Seraglio, Marriage of Figaro); Verdi (Rigoletto, Traviata); Puccini (Manon Lescaut, Tosca, Turandot); Britten (Billy Budd); Bock (Fiddler on the Roof); and Musgrave (Mary, Queen of Scots).

Stanger later taught the opera class at the RSAMD in Glasgow, and conducted several of the student productions there, including Dialogues des Carmélites.

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