Mauro Peter (Tenor)
Swiss tenor Mauro Peter was born in Lucerne in 1987, and sang with the Lucerne Boys’ Choir before going on to study at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich, where his teachers included Helmut Deutsch (with whom he would go on to record several lieder-recitals, including a Dichterliebe which was shortlisted for a Gramophone award in 2017). Early successes included First Prize and Audience Prize at the Robert Schumann Competition in 2012, and the following year he joined the ensemble at Zurich Opera House, where roles included Ferrando, Tamino, Don Ottavio, Andres in Berg’s Wozzeck and Medoro in Handel’s Orlando Paladino. He made his Covent Garden debut as Tamino in 2017, winning praise for his ‘supple phrasing and easy top notes’ iBachTrack and appealingly lyrical’ approach (The Stage); Peter also appears regularly at the Bavarian State Opera.
His discography includes Die schöne Müllerin (with Deutsch) on Wigmore Hall Live, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with James Gaffigan and the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, the world premiere recording of Lachner’s Catharina Cornaro, and (on DVD/Blu-ray) Andres in Andreas Homoki’s multi-award-winning Wozzeck from Zurich.