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The tenor Mauro Peter, who was born in 1987, is a native of Lucerne and gained his first musical experience as a member of the Lucerne Boys' Choir. In 2008 he began his vocal studies with Fenna Kügel-Seifried at the Munich Academy of Music, where he also took Helmut Deutsch’s class in the Lied. Peter won the first prize and the audience award at the Schumann Competition in Zwickau in 2012. In the same year, he made his debut at the Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg, where he has been a regular guest ever since. Recitals have also taken him to London's Wigmore Hall, Vienna’s Musikverein and other concert halls in Vienna, Berlin, and Dortmund, as well as Berlin's Pierre Boulez Hall. Since the 2013-14 season, Peter has been a member of the Zurich Opera ensemble; he also makes guest appearances on many other international stages. He has close ties to the Salzburg Festival, where he sang Ferrando in Mozart's Così fan tutte in 2016, Andres in Berg's Wozzeck in 2017, and Tamino in The Magic Flute. In 2018. Other credits include Belmonte in Mozart's Abduction at La Scala in Milan, Ferrando at the Bavarian Staatsoper, Tamino at the Royal Opera House in London, and Weber's Oberon at the Theater an der Wien. In the 2020-21 season, he will sing Nemorino in Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore in Zurich and Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni at the Teatro Real in Madrid and at the Salzburg Mozart Week. He will also perform in Mozart's Coronation Mass with the Berlin Philharmonic under Kirill Petrenko and in Bach's St. Matthew Passion with Philippe Herreweghe in Amsterdam. Mauro Peter has additionally worked with Gustavo Dudamel, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Vladimir Jurowski, and Zubin Mehta. His discography includes a set of Goethe songs by Schubert and a Schumann album with Dichterliebe and other works.
LUCERNE FESTIVAL debut on 18 August 2020 performing Schumann’s Liederkreis, Op. 39 and Dichterliebe, with Helmut Deutsch at the keyboard.