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Mauro Peter – Biografie

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Born in Lucerne, Switzerland, Mauro Peter received his musical training at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München with Fenna Kügel-Seifried, and in Helmut Deutsch's Lied class.


In 2012, he was the winner of Robert Schumann Competition in Zwickau, where he was awarded the 1st Prize and the Audience prize. In the same year, he made his successful debut as a lieder recitalist at the Schubertiade in Hohenems and Schwarzenberg, performing DIE SCHÖNE MÜLLERIN with Helmut Deutsch. Many recitals followed in the most distinguished concert halls and opera houses such as the KKL Lucerne, London’s Wigmore Hall, Vienna’s Musikverein and Konzerthaus, Musikverein Graz, the Teatro de la Zarzuela Madrid, the Festival de Pâques in Aix-en-Provence, the Konzerthaus Bern, Berlin and Dortmund, the Laeiszhalle Hamburg, the Philharmonie Cologne, the Opera Frankfurt and Zurich or the Salzburg Festival.


Equally successful on the concert platform Mauro Peter sang Bach’s ST. MATTHEW’S PASSION with Nikolaus Harnoncourt at Vienna’s Musikverein and with William Christie at the KKL Lucerne, Bruckner’s F MINOR MASS with Marc Albrecht and Beethoven’s C MAJOR MASS with Fabio Luisi. Further highlights were Bach’s ST. MATTHEW’S PASSION under the baton of Thomas Quasthoff at the Verbier Festival, Schmidt’s DAS BUCH MIT SIEBEN SIEGELN with Manfred Honeck at Vienna’s Musikverein and Mozart’s REQUIEM with Ivor Bolton in Salzburg. He has also worked with leading conductors such as Teodor Currentzis, Gustavo Dudamel, Iván Fischer, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Zubin Mehta, Cornelius Meister and Riccardo Minasi.


Since the 2013/14 he has been a member of the Zürich Opera House, further he had his highly acclaimed debuts at the Opéra National de Paris, at the Bavarian State Opera Munich, at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, at the Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse, at the Komische Oper Berlin, at the Opéra de Lyon, at the Theater an der Wien, and since 2012 he has been regularly invited by the Salzburg Festival where in 2018 he appears as Tamino in a new production of Mozart’s ZAUBERFLÖTE.


In April 2015 the Wigmore Hall Edition released Schubert’s DIE SCHÖNE MÜLLERIN, followed by a solo album with Schubert/Goethe Lieder in August 2015 (SONY Music). Fall 2016 brought a new solo album with Lieder by Robert Schumann again by SONY Music.


During the season 2018/2019, Mauro Peter returned to the Opera Zurich, where he appeared in a ballet production of Schubert’s WINTERREISE and where he will be back in spring 2019 with Mozart’s LA FINTA GIARDINERA. Further operatic highlights will be the title role of Weber’s OBERON at the Theater an der Wien Gluck’s ANTIGONO at the Gluck Festival in Bayreuth.


Recitals will bring him to the Vienna Konzerthaus, to the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, to the Prinzregententheater in Munich, to Celle, Graz, Prague, Zug and to the Mozart Week in Salzburg, where he can also be heard in Mozart’s REQUIEM together with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and under the baton of Andrés Orozco-Estrada. On the concert platform, he appears in the current season with Handel’s MESSIAH in Barcelona, with Bach’s ST. MATTHEW PASSION in Ottawa as well as with Mozart’s CORONATION MASS under Diego Fasolis at the Teatro alla Scala in Milano. The season will end with Mozart-Matinée concerts under Raphaël Pichon and with a solo-recital at the Salzburg Festival.




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