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Mauro Peter

Swiss tenor Mauro Peter was born in Lucerne and studied with Fenna Kügel-Seifried at Munich’s University of Music and Performing Arts. In 2012 he won the first prize and audience prize at the International Robert Schumann Competition in Zwickau and made his acclaimed recital debut at the Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg with Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin. Since then he has appeared regularly in Schwarzenberg and Hohenems as well as other leading concert halls and opera houses in Europe.

He has given song recitals at Lucerne’s Culture and Convention Centre, London’s Wigmore Hall, Vienna’s Musikverein and Konzerthaus, the Graz Musikverein, the Berlin Konzerthaus, the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid, the Kultur Casino in Berne, the Dortmund Konzerthaus, the Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, the Cologne Philharmonie, the Frankfurt Opera, the Zurich Opera, the Easter Festival in Aix-en-Provence and the 2016 Salzburg Festival.

As a concert singer he has performed at the Munich Gasteig, the Verbier Festival, the Vienna Musikverein, London’s Royal Festival Hall, the Salzburg Mozarteum and in Copenhagen. Among the conductors with whom he has worked are Gustavo Dudamel, John Eliot Gardiner, Cornelius Meister, Iván Fischer, Riccardo Minasi, Fabio Luisi, Ivor Bolton, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Teodor Currentzis and Zubin Mehta.

Since 2013/14 Mauro Peter has been a member of the Zurich Opera. Guest appearances have taken him to the Paris Opéra, the Bavarian State Opera, La Scala, Milan, the Komische Oper in Berlin, the Theater an der Wien, the opera houses in Toulouse and Lyon and the Salzburg Festival, where he made his debut in 2012 and where he was heard most recently as Ferrando (Così fan tutte) in 2016.

Mauro Peter’s discography includes a live recording of Die schöne Müllerin from the Wigmore Hall, his debut CD for Sony Classical, featuring Goethe settings by Schubert (2015) and a further album of Schumann lieder (2016). In every case his piano accompanist was Helmut Deutsch.

Plans include his Covent Garden debut as Tamino and his Canadian Opera Company debut as Belmonte, further concerts in Copenhagen, the Wigmore Hall and the Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg and his debuts with the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra and in the Paris Philharmonie and the Pierre Boulez Hall in Berlin. In April 2018 he will perform Mozart arias under Giovanni Antonini at the Graz Musikverein.

Current as of August 2017

Mauro Peter, © Franziska Schrödinger

Mauro Peter, © Franziska Schrödinger


Mauro Peter