© Christian Felber
© Christian Felber

Mauro Peter celebrated international opera successes with his interpretation of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's music.

He has sung roles such as Belmonte in Entführung aus dem Serail, Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni and, above all, Tamino in The Magic Flute, a role he has performed at the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto, the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, the Opéra de Lyon, the Opéra national de Paris, the Royal Opera House in London, the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the Teatro Real Madrid, the Semperoper Dresden, the Zurich Opera House and at the Salzburg Festival.

This summer, Mauro Peter will again be heard as Tamino in The Magic Flute at the Salzburg Festival. The coming season he will perform the same role at the Opéra National de Paris and at the Semperoper Dresden.

Further highlights in 2023 include his debut with the Berlin Philharmonic under Kirill Petrenko with performances in Berlin, Barcelona and Madrid. Further concerts will follow, among others at the Gewandhaus Leipzig under Andris Nelsons, at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome under Manfred Honeck and at the Vienna Musikverein under Stefan Gottfried. Lied recitals take him to the Zurich Opera House and the Musikverein Graz. At the latter, in 2023, he will interpret Eisenstein for the first time in a semi-staged version of Johann Strauss' Fledermaus.

In March 2022, he made his U.S. debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Andris Nelsons. Other conductors with whom Mauro Peter has worked so far are: Gustavo Dudamel, Sir 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 singer and highly esteemed Lied interpreter, he has made guest appearances at the KKL Lucerne, the Mozartwoche Salzburg, with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra, at the Wigmore Hall in London, the Vienna Musikverein, as well as at the Konzerthaus Vienna, the Musikverein Graz, the Verbier Festival, the Pierre Boulez Hall in Berlin, the Teatro de la Zarzuela Madrid, the Zurich Opera House, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, with the Orchestra Santa Cecilia in Rome, at the Royal Festival Hall in London, and the Salzburg Festival, among others.
Mauro Peter has maintained a close partnership with the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg since the beginning of his career, which is expressed in numerous recitals.

The Lied oeuvre of Franz Schubert and Robert Schumann occupies a special place in Mauro Peter's repertoire. After a live recording of the "Schönen Müllerin" from the Wigmore Hall, his debut CD with Goethe-Lieder by Schubert was released by SONY Classical in 2015. Another album with his interpretation of "Dichterliebe" as well as other Schumann songs was also released by SONY Classical in 2016.

Mauro Peter, born in Lucerne, studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich and the Theaterakademie August Everding. 

Last updated August 2022


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