Peter Mattei Baritone
Season 23/24 Artist

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Swedish-born Peter Mattei made his debut in 1990 at the Drottningholm Court Theatre singing the role of Nardo (La Finta Giardiniera). The following year, he gave his first performance at the Stockholm Opera (as Pentheus in 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 Unter den Linden, London’s Royal Opera House, 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, Yeletsky in The Queen of Spades, the title roles in Don Giovanni, Eugene Onegin and Wozzeck). He performed the role of Siskov (From the House of the Dead) in New York and Milan. He also performed at the Vienna Staatsoper (the Count in Le Nozze di Figaro, the title roles in Don Giovanni and Eugene Onegin), the Zurich Opera (Posa in Don Carlos).

More recently, he distinguished himself in the role of the Count at the Semperoper Dresden, the title role in Don Giovanni at the Semperoper Dresden, the Verbier Festival, the Metropolitan Opera in New York and in Budapest, the title-role in Wozzeck at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia, and Rodrigo (Don Carlo) at the Metropolitan Opera.

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, Le Nozze di Figaro, Eugene Onegin, and Parsifal.

At the Paris Opera: Don Giovanni (title role), 2006, 2007, 2012 ; Le Nozze di Figaro (Count Almaviva), 2006, 2022 ; Eugene Onegin (title role), 2017 ; From the House of the Dead (Chiskov), 2017 ; Parsifal (Amfortas), 2018).

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