Peter Straka
Tenor

Peter Straka received his musical training in Düsseldorf, Cologne and at the International Opera-Studio in Zurich. He remains a member of the troupe of the Zurich Opera to this day where he has performed in numerous productions.
His extensive repertoire currently includes Tamino (The Magic Flute), Florestan (Fidelio), Nemorino (L’Elisir d’amore), Jenik (The Bartered Bride), the Prince (Rusalka), Lensky (Eugene Onegin), Rodolfo (La Bohème), Alfred (Die Fledermaus), Erik (The Flying Dutchman), Loge (Rheingold), Siegmund (Die Walküre), Narraboth (Salomé), Boris (Kátia Kabanová), Laca (Jenůfa), the Drum Major (Wozzeck), Jim Mahoney (The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny), Titus (La Clemenza di Tito), and Oedipus (Oedipus Rex).
Peter Straka has made guest appearances at many of the great opera venues, among them, the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, the Staasoper in Berlin, the Staatsoper in Hamburg, the Paris Opera, the Théâtre du Châtelet, London’s Royal Opera House Covent Garden, New York’s Metropolitan Opera, Milan’s La Scala and the Salzburg and Edinburgh Festivals.
He sang From the House of the Dead at the Wiener Festwochen and the Aix Festival under the direction of Pierre Boulez. He has also worked with numerous other conductors including Gerd Albrecht, Herbert Blomstedt, Sylvain Cambreling, Sergiu Celibidache, James Conlon, Sir Colin Davis, Christoph von Dohnányi, Valery Gergiev, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Eliahu Inbal, James Levine, Lorin Maazel, Sir Charles Mackerras, Kurt Masur, Ingo Metzmacher, Franz Welser-Möst, Jeffrey Tate and Myung-Whun Chung. He has made several recordings including Janáček’s Diary of One Who Disappeared, Kátia Kabanová and Šarka under the direction of Sir Charles Mackerras, Richard Strauss’s orchestral songs under the direction of Friedrich Haider, Lulu (Berg) with Jeffrey Tate.

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