Swiss tenor Mauro Peter was born in Lucerne and studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich. He won the first prize and the audience prize at the International Robert Schumann Competition in Zwickau in 2012 and has been a member of the Zurich Opera since the start of 2013/14.
It is above all in Mozart’s lyric tenor roles that Mauro Peter has made a name for himself, appearing at the Salzburg Festival, the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, La Scala, Milan, the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, the Paris Opéra, the Theater an der Wien, the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto, the Opéra National de Lyon, the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse, the Teatro Real in Madrid and the Dresden State Opera.
Among the directors with whom he has worked are William Kentridge, Kirill Serebrennikov, Andreas Homoki, Lydia Steier, Sebastian Baumgarten and Wajdi Mouawad. Plans for 2022/23 include Tamino (Die Zauberflöte) at the Paris Opéra and the Dresden State Opera and his debut with the Berlin Philharmonic under Kirill Petrenko. He made his United States debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Andris Nelsons in March 2022.
Among the conductors with whom he has worked are not only Nelsons but also Gustavo Dudamel, John Eliot Gardiner, Zubin Mehta, Trevor Pinnock, Daniel Hope, Teodor Currentzis, Fabio Luisi, Ivor Bolton, Thomas Guggeis, James Gaffigan, Iván Fischer, Vladimir Jurowski, Riccardo Minasi and Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
As a concert artist and song recitalist Mauro Peter has performed at the Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg, the Lucerne Culture and Congress Centre, the Salzburg Mozart Week Festival, the Isarphilharmonie in Munich, London’s Wigmore Hall and Royal Festival Hall, Vienna’s Musikverein and Konzerthaus, the Graz Musikverein, the Verbier Festival, the Pierre Boulez Hall in Berlin, the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid, the Zurich Opera, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw and the Accademia dell’Orchestra Santa Cecilia in Rome. A live recording of Die schöne Müllerin from the Wigmore Hall appeared in 2015, followed later that same year by a selection of Schubert’s Goethe lieder on the Sony Classical label and in 2016 by Sony’s release of Dichterliebe and other Schumann songs.