Peter Tantsits Show Notes


Peter Tantsits, named one of his generation’s most consistently satisfying contemporary vocal music specialists by Opera magazine, continues to receive acclaim for his performances of 20th-and 21st-century compositions, as well as the high-tenor opera repertoire of Rameau, Mozart, Britten, Henze, Ravel, Janacek, Berg, Strauss and Ligeti. He debuted at the Teatro alla Scala under Lorin Maazel in 2008 and last season made his debut at Munich’s Bavarian State Opera in the acclaimed new production of Zimmermann’s Die Soldaten. Notably with the New York Philharmonic he sang in the New York premiere of Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre under Alan Gilbert. Highlights for this and the upcoming season include a return to the Bavarian State Opera for Die Soldaten; the title role in the German premiere of Dusapin’s Perelà at the Staatstheater Mainz; and Andres in Wozzeck at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. He returns for an engagement with the London Symphony Orchestra and will make debuts with the Berlin Philharmonic, LA Opera, Theater Basel, Fort Worth Opera, the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, his Carnegie Hall debut with the New York Oratorio Society and returns to BAM for Nathan Davis’s Hagoromo. Highlights from engagements in recent seasons include his debut at the Leipzig Gewandhaus in Bernstein’s Candide with the MDR Sinfonieorchester, his debut as Ramiro in Rossini’s La Cenerentola at the Konzert Theater Bern, in Carmina Burana at the Vienna Konzerthaus, and in the Swiss premiere of Elena Kats-Chernin’s The Rage of Life. He appeared as Beauty in The Triumph of Beauty and Deceit at the Händel-Festspiel of the Badischen Staatstheater Karlsruhe, and as John Worthing in Gerald Barry’s The Importance of Being Earnest in a touring production by Antony McDonald in Ireland and the UK; he gave the European premiere of the same work at the Barbican Center in London under Thomas Adès, which was recently released by NMC records.