German tenor Peter Renz has for many years been closely associated with the Komische Oper in Berlin, initially as a guest artist from 1985 and then, from 1998, as a permanent member of the company. He received his musical training with the Dresden Kreuzchor and at the Carl Maria von Weber University of Music in Dresden.
Past engagements have taken him to the Dresden State Operetta, the Hans Otto Theatre in Potsdam, the Magdeburg Theatre and the Metropol-Theater in Berlin. Among the roles that he has sung are Belmonte (Die Entführung aus dem Serail), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Tamino (Die Zauberflöte), Ferrando (Così fan tutte), Alfred (Die Fledermaus), Camille de Rosillon (Die lustige Witwe), Adam (Der Vogelhändler) and Caramello (Eine Nacht in Venedig).
Among the roles that Peter Renz has sung at the Komische Oper are David (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), the Dancing Master (Ariadne auf Naxos), Le Remendado (Carmen), Mr Upfold (Albert Herring), Bardolfo (Falstaff), Cupid and Iro in Barrie Kosky’s production of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo, Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria and L’incoronazione di Poppea, Monostatos (Die Zauberflöte), Archibald and Pomerol (Ball im Savoy), Andrès, Spalanzani, Frantz and Pitichinaccio (Les Contes d’Hoffmann), Truffaldino (The Love for Three Oranges), Count Boni (Die Csárdásfürstin), Flute (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and Ménélas (La Belle Hélène). Conductors with whom he has worked include Rolf Reuter, Kirill Petrenko and Michail Jurowski, while the directors include Harry Kupfer, Willy Decker and Andreas Homoki.
Peter Renz was named a Berlin Kammersänger in 2012.