Recital Mauro Peter

Mauro Peter | Helmut Deutsch


Tue, 18.08. | 19.30 | No. 20636

KKL Luzern, Concert Hall

Vergangenes Konzert

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Life Is Live

14.08.-23.08. 2020



    Robert Schumann (1810–1856)
    Liederkreis, Op. 39 after Joseph von Eichendorff
    Dichterliebe, Op. 48

    It’s a home game for Mauro Peter. The young Swiss tenor, born in 1987, is not only a native of Lucerne: as a member of the Lucerne Boys’ Choir, he also gained his first practical musical experiences here. But he was soon drawn to the wider world. And to the great international stages. Mauro Peter has become a regular guest at the Salzburg Festival, where he has appeared in such Mozart roles such as Ferrando in Così fan tutte and Tamino in The Magic Flute. He had an opportunity to work with the great Nikolaus Harnoncourt and has been a guest artist at La Scala in Milan, the Royal Opera House in London, and the Theater an der Wien. It is especially at Zurich Opera, to whose ensemble he has belonged since 2013, where he has emerged as an audience favorite. Mauro Peter’s special passion, however, is singing lieder. For his Lucerne Festival debut, he will sing the two best-known song cycles that Robert Schumann composed, namely the Eichendorff Lieder and Dichterliebe. Accompanying him will be the celebrated lieder pianist Helmut Deutsch, Peter's former mentor at the Munich Academy of Music, who has since then become his longtime keyboard partner.

    With the friendly support of the Strebi-Stiftung Luzern

    “That Is the Question” - Conversation with Mauro Peter

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    Mauro Peter

    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.

    August 2020

    Helmut Deutsch

    The pianist Helmut Deutsch, who was born in Vienna in 1945, studied at his native city’s conservatory, music academy, and the university. Even during his training, his main interest became focused on the art of lieder performance as well as chamber music, to which he has since devoted himself with many world-class instrumentalists. Deutsch began his international career as the piano accompanist to the soprano Irmgard Seefried; the most important singer during the first period of his career, however, became Hermann Prey, with whom he performed in several hundred concerts over a period of twelve years. Deutsch has since then worked with many of the most important Lieder interpreters and performed in the world's major music centers. At present, the tenors Jonas Kaufmann and Mauro Peter, the soprano Diana Damrau, and the baritone Michael Volle are among his primary partners. Deutsch’s artistry is documented on over 100 recordings. He is deeply committed to the rediscovery of unjustly forgotten composers. The training and promotion of young talent is also a matter close to his heart. He began teaching in 1967 at the Vienna Academy of Music and starting in 1986 continued at the Academy of Music and Theater in Munich, where he was professor of Lieder interpretation for 28 years; to this day, he regularly gives master classes in Europe and Asia and remains in contact with universities through guest professorships. Among the artists he has trained are Juliane Banse, Jonas Kaufmann, Dietrich Henschel, Christian Gerhaher, and Wolfram Rieger. In 2019 Helmut Deutsch published his memoirs as a lieder accompanist under the title Gesang auf Händen tragen.

    LUCERNE FESTIVAL debut on 2 September 2007 in a program of Schumann and schubert Lieder with Angelika Kirchschlager .

    August 2020