For composer Randolph Peters, music is a passport, a way to explore the world. His work includes commissions from the Canadian Opera Company, and the Winnipeg, Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton Symphony Orchestras, Kronos Quartet, Hannaford Street Silver Band, Elmer Iseler Singers, and Orchestre Symphonique du Québec among others. Although he has composed in a number of different genres, Peters especially enjoys telling stories through his work in opera and film music.
Peters has composed over 100 film and television scores including The Diviners (1993) and Lost in the Barrens (1990). He was composer-in-residence for the Canadian Opera Company (COC) from 1990-93, during which time he composed Nosferatu, his first opera. In 1999, the COC premiered his most successful opera to date, The Golden Ass, with an original libretto by Robertson Davies.