The young Swiss tenor Mauro Peter was born in Lucerne and studied singing with Fenna Kügel-Seifried at the Academy of Music and Theatre in Munich. In 2012 he won both the first prize and the audience prize at the International Robert Schumann Competition in Zwickau. As a lieder recitalist he made his debut at the Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg in 2012, singing Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin with Helmut Deutsch in a performance acclaimed by public and press alike. Since then he has appeared in prestigious concert halls and opera houses all over Europe.
During the 2015/16 season he gave lieder recitals at the KKL in Lucerne, the Konzerthaus in Berne and at the Frankfurt and Zurich Operas as well as appearing in concert under Thomas Quasthoff in Verbier, under Manfred Honeck in the Vienna Musikverein, under Fabio Luisi in Copenhagen and under Ivor Bolton in Salzburg. Among the other conductors with whom he has worked are Gustavo Dudamel, John Eliot Gardiner and Cornelius Meister.
In 2013 Mauro Peter made his debut at the Opéra de Lyon as Tamino, repeating the role in 2014 at the Zurich Opera, where he has been a permanent member since the autumn of 2013. He has also made acclaimed debuts at the Theater an der Wien as Mozart’s Ferrando, Don Ottavio and Basilio under Harnoncourt, at the Komische Oper in Berlin as Alessandro (Il re pastore), at the Bavarian State Opera as Apollo (L’Orfeo) under Bolton and at the Paris Opéra as Tamino. During the 2015/16 season he returned to Munich as Tamino.
Mauro Peter has performed regularly at the Salzburg Festival since 2012. In 2016 he not only appears as Ferrando but also gives a lieder recital.
A live recording of Die schöne Müllerin from London’s Wigmore Hall was followed in 2015 by his debut recital from Sony featuring a selection of Schubert’s Goethe settings. A further album of Schumann lieder, again with Helmut Deutsch, will appear in autumn 2016.
Plans for 2016/17 include song recitals at the Vienna and Graz Musikverein, at the Wigmore Hall and in the Berlin Konzerthaus as well as his debuts at the Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse and at La Scala, where audiences will hear him under Dohnányi and Mehta.
Current as of July 2016