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About

ABOUT PETER

Swiss lyric-spinto tenor.

Studied Music and Theatre at the Conservatory of Bern, in Switzerland.
Subsequently, he was coached by KS Nicolai Gedda for four years on a
weekly basis, profiting from the singer’s broad experience.

Has recently worked with conductors Marc Tardue and Giuliano Betta

as well as the mezzo-soprano Larissa Schmidt, as vocal coach.

Since March 2017 he is completing the italian coaching with

Enrico Maria Cacciari and Andrea del Bianco (Opera Zurich),

and since April 2018 with Maestro Massimo Morelli (Lucca).

His repertory includes Radamès, Manrico, Duca, Cavaradossi, Pinkerton, Turiddu, Leicester, Don José, Hoffmann, Romeo, Bénédict, Belmonte, Tamino, Max and many others, as well as operetta roles like Tassilo, Edwin, Mister X, Erbprinz Sándor, Barinkay and Eisenstein.

Peter Bernhard has performed with important conductors such as

Robin Stapleton, Anthony Inglis, Helge Dorsch, Mario Venzago,

Giuliano Betta, Marc Tardue, Henrik Nánási, Mark Foster,

Theodor Guschlbauer, Jürg Henneberger, Thomas Kalb and Jos Meier,

as well as renowned stage directors like Giancarlo del Monaco,
Hans Neuenfels, Andreas Baesler, Bruno Berger-Gorski,

Thomas Wünsch, Anette Leistenschneider, Pavel Fieber, Jasmin Solfaghari, Frank B. Gottschalk, Thilo Reinhardt and Dr. Ulrich Peters.

In year 2007 Peter Bernhard founded the Oper Schenkenberg, in Switzerland. He leaded it very successfully as its director for ten years and managed it to three big production successes (2010 Carmen,

2013 Il Trovatore, 2016 Rigoletto) with great reviews from Opernglas, Opernwelt, Wiener Merker, Opera Milano and the Opera Magazine at Amsterdam as well, as all the renowned Swiss Daily Papers

like NZZ, Tagesanzeiger, Basler Zeitung, AZ-Medien AG

and the Schweizer Fernsehen SRF.

 

Besides his vocal and musical abilities, he has impressed the audience with his acting skills. His intensity and his willingness to go to extremes are always appreciated by stage directors and by the audience. Peter Bernhard speaks perfectly high German as well as English, Italian and French (second mother tongue). He also speaks some Spanish.

Has performed at Oper Köln, Stadttheater Basel, Theaters of Augsburg (permanently during four years), Regensburg, St. Gallen, Luzern, Biel-Solothurn (permanently during three years) and at different summer festivals such as the Classic
Openair in Solothurn (2001, 2007), the Opernfestspiele Heidenheim (2008-2010), the Musik und Theater Saar near Saarbrücken and three times at the Operette Leuk. In 2005 he toured through Germany with the London Philharmonic
Orchestra and gave concerts in Cologne, Nuremberg, Frankfurt and Bremen. During recent years he has also performed as a freelancer in Argentina (Opera Festival Buenos Aires), in Italy (Florence, Lucca, Rovigo),

in Spain and Mallorca and in Norway
(West Norwegian Opera Bergen).

Artistic Education, at a glance: Four years at the Conservatory of Music and Theatre in Bern - Four years of Vocal and Opera Studies with KS Nicolai Gedda (Morges) - Several years of musical coaching by Rainer Altorfer and Rolando Garza (Basel) - Two years of vocal coaching by

Ion Buzea (Zürich) - Five years of coaching by Mrs Mária Alföldi (Budapest) - Four years of coaching by Marc Tardue (USA) - Since March 2014 coaching by Larissa Schmidt (Kazakhstan) - Since 2017 coached by Enrico Maria Cacciari & Andrea del Bianco (Opera Zurich) -

Since April 2018 coached by Maestro Massimo Morelli (Lucca, Italia).

Repertoire

OPERA

REPERTOIRE + ROLES

Auber

Berlioz

Bizet

Brand

Britten

Donizetti

Gounoud

Kálmán

 

 

 

Lehár

Leoncavallo

Mozart

Mascagni

Offenbach

Puccini

Salieri

Schoeck

J. Strauss

 

R. Strauss

Suppé

Traetta

Verdi

Wagner
 

Weber

Fra Diavolo
Béatrice et Bénédict
Carmen

Maschinist Hopkins
Peter Grimes

Maria Stuarda

Roméo et Juliette

Csárdásfürstin

Herzogin von Chicago

Gräfin Mariza

Zirkusprinzessin

Die Lustige Witwe

I Pagliacci

Entführung aus dem Serail

Zauberflöte

Idomeneo

Cavalleria Rusticana

Les Contes d’Hoffmann

Les Brigands

Madama Butterfly

Tosca

Turandot

Manon Lescaut

Axur, il Re d’Ormus

Penthesilea

Zigeunerbaron

Nacht in Venedig

Die Fledermaus

 

Salome

Boccaccio

Antigone

Aida

l Trovatore

Rigoletto

La Traviata

Otello

La Forza del Destino

Un Ballo in Maschera

Die Walküre

Lohengrin

Der Fliegende Holländer

Der Freischütz

Fra Diavolo

Bénédict

Don José

Bill

Bob Boles

Leicester

Roméo

Edwin

Erbprinz Sándor

Graf Tassilo

Mister X

Rosillon

Danilo

Canio *

Belmonte

Tamino

Arbace

Turiddu

Hoffmann

Falsacappa

Pinkerton

Cavaradossi

Calaf *

Des Grieux *

Atar

Diomedes

Barinkay

Herzog von Urbino

Eisenstein

Alfred

1. Jude

Boccaccio

Creonte

Radamès

Manrico

Duca

Alfredo

Otello *

Alvaro *

Riccardo *

Siegmund *

Lohengrin *

Erik *

Max

* in preparation / not yet fully performed on stage

CONCERT

REPERTOIRE

Bach

Britten

Charpentier
Dvorák


Frank
Haydn
Mahler
Mendelssohn
Mozart


Puccini
Schuhmann
Schubert
Suter
Verdi

Magnificat
St. Nicolas
Te Deum
Requiem 
  Stabat Mater
Messe in A-Dur
Joseph Die Schöpfung
Das Lied von der Erde
Walpurgisnacht
Krönungsmesse
  Requiem
Messa di Gloria
Dichterliebe
Messe in Es-Dur
Le Laudi
Messa da Requiem

RECORDINGS

Recordings

Mamma, quel vino è generoso - Cavalleria Rusticana (Mascagni)

E lucevan le stelle - Tosca (Puccini)

Finale Akt IV - Il Trovatore (Verdi)

Winterstürme - Die Walküre (Wagner)

Dio mi potevi scagliar - Otello (Verdi)

The official website of Peter Bernhard is: https://www.peterbernhard.ch/

Contact

CONTACT

General Management

Rodrigo Agüero Sopeña

​Tel: +54 911 5095 7373​

gruss.gott.artists@gmail.com

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