Peter Mattei Baritone

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Swedish-born Peter Mattei made his debut in 1990 at the Drottningholm Court Theatre singing the role of Nardo in La Finta Giardiniera. The following year, he gave his first performance at the Stockholm Opera (as Pentheus in the Ingmar Bergman production of Daniel Börtz’s The Bacchae). In 1998, his interpretation of the title role in Don Giovanni at the Aix Festival earned him international recognition. He sang the same role at New York’s Metropolitan Opera, the Berlin Staasoper, the Paris Opera, London’s Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Milan’s La Scala, Munich’s Bayerische Staatsoper, and on stage in Zurich, San Francisco, Chicago, Stockholm, Oslo, as well as at the Salzburg, Lucerne and Tanglewood Festivals. He has made regular guest appearances at the Metropolitan Opera (Amfortas in Parsifal, the Count in Le Nozze di Figaro, Figaro in the Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Marcello in La Bohème, and Yeletsky in The Queen of Spades) and he performed the role of Siskov in Patrice Chéreau's production of From the House of the Dead in New York, Milan and the Paris Opera. He went on to sing the roles of Don Fernando in Fidelio under the baton of Daniel Barenboim for the opening of the 2014 / 2015 season at La Scala. His other roles include Wolfram in Tannhäuser at the Berlin Staatsoper and the Metropolitan Opera, Posa in Don Carlo at the Norwegian Opera and the Royal Swedish Opera, the title role in Billy Budd in Frankfurt and Gothenburg, and Amfortas in Stockholm. More recently, he performed at the Vienna Staatsoper (the Count in Le Nozze di Figaro, the title role of Don Giovanni), the Zurich Opera (Posa), at the Metropolitan Opera (Figaro, Eugene Onegin, Amfortas, Don Giovanni), and the Paris Opera (Eugene Onegin, and Siskov in From the House of the Dead, Amfortas). During the 2019-2020 season, he tackled the title role in Wozzeck at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. He has sung under the direction of some of the greatest conductors or our era including Sir Georg Solti, Claudio Abbado, Daniel Barenboim, Riccardo Muti, Sir Colin Davis, Riccardo Chailly, James Levine, Antonio Pappano, Zubin Mehta, Herbert Blomstedt, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Gustavo Dudamel, Jeffrey Tate, Sir Andrew Davis, and Daniel Harding. Peter Mattei also sings in concert, performing an extensive repertoire which ranges from baroque to contemporary works. He has made several DVD recordings in Don Giovanni (Aix-en-Provence), Le Nozze di Figaro (Paris Opera), Eugene Onegin (Salzburg), and Parsifal (Metropolitan Opera).

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