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After graduating as a Jazz singer at the Royal Conservatory of the Hague (Netherlands), he continued his studies in the Hague in the Classical Music Department. In 2003 he graduated summa cum laude from the New Opera Academy in Amsterdam.

He followed masterclasses and private lessons with a.o. Ian Bostidge, Mark Tucker, Christina Deutekom, Henk Smit, Robert Dean and owes most of his gratitude to the late tenor James Mccray, with whom he worked between 2013-2018. Currently he is coached by Prizrenka Petrovic Mccray and Italian baritone Simone Alaimo.

He works with different orchestras and opera companies, a.o The Dutch National Opera, the Nationale Reisopera of the Netherlands, Opera Trionfo, het Zuidelijk Toneel, Nationaal Toneel, Holland Opera, Barokopera Amsterdam, the The Hague Philharmonic, the Doelen Ensemble and the ASKO-Schönberg Ensemble. He also participated in a number of diversified productions at festivals in Europe.


Some of the roles that Wiebe Pier has performed are both  Il Conte Almaviva and Figaro in ‘Le Nozze di Figaro’(Mozart), the title role in ‘Don Giovanni’ (Mozart), Escamilio and Dancaïro in 'Carmen' (Bizet), Giorgio Germont in ‘La Traviata’ (Verdi), the title role in ‘Macbeth’(Verdi), Alfio in ‘Cavalleria Rusticana’ (Mascagni), Zurga in ‘Pêcheurs des Perles’ (Bizet) and Pizarro in ‘Fidelio’ (Beethoven).

He sang in different world premiers of contemporary operas such as Styx (2007) by Chiel Meijering, Pa pa pa Vrouw vrouw vrouw (2008) by Klaas de Vries and Wake (2010) by the same composer.


Wiebe Pier also performs well known concert repertoire such as the St. Matthew's passion (Bach), Schöpfung (Haydn) and currently he is singing the Russian song cycle ‘Silent Songs’ by Valentin Silvestrov in theatres in the Netherlands . 

Wiebe-Pier has been working as a voice teacher at the Conservatory of Amsterdam.

Most recently Wiebe-Pier sang the role of Pizarro (Fidelio - Beethoven) with the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century the titelrole in Don Giovanni (Mozart) at the Operas d’Été festival in Bretagne and last year made his debut in Italy with the role of Giorgio Germont in ‘La Traviata’ by Verdi.

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