Peter Berger

Peter Berger

Biographie / biography

Peter Berger is an impressive lyric spinto tenor with nice core of sound, a prolific expert in Slavic, Russian and French repertoires.

Recent and future highlights include:
• Prince/Rusalka at the Bolshoi Theater Moscow;
• Werther and Manru at Teatr Wielki in Warsaw;
• Don José/Carmen at Teatro Regio di Torino;
• Boris/Katya Kabanova with Maestro Hrusa and Czech Philharmonics in Prague and Hamburg;
• Laca/Jenůfa at Welsh National Opera;
• Pinkerton/Madama Butterfly, Don José/Carmen and Jeník/Prodaná nevěsta and Ismaele/Nabucco at ND Brno;
• as well as among others Laca/Jenůfa, Pinkerton/Madama Butterfly, Mario Cavaradossi/Tosca, Prince/Rusalka, Riccardo/Un ballo in maschera and Alfredo Germont/La traviata at National Theatre Prague.

Peter Berger was born in Slovakia, and studied singing at The Košice Conservatorium of Music with Mgr. Juraj Šomorjai. While still a student, he appeared as a soloist at the Košice State theatre. He has taken part in Vocal Masterclasses with many renowed teachers, including Peter Dvorský, Eva Blahová, and Ryszard Karczykowski.

Past engagements in recent years include Prince/Rusalka at Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, Laca Klemeň/Jenůfa at ND Brno, Prince/Rusalka at State Opera Banská Bystrica, Alfredo Germont/La traviata at National Moravian-Silesian Theatre as well as among others Pinkerton/Madama Butterfly, Mario Cavaradossi/Tosca and Rodolfo/La bohème at National Theatre Prague.

Other past engagements include Alfredo Germont/La traviata at Slovak National Theatre, Michel/Juliette at National Theatre Prague, Laca/Jenůfa at Scottish National Opera, Danish National Opera and in Santiago, Prince/Rusalka in Santiago and Tokyo; performing Janacek’s Glagolitic Mass and Dvorak’s Te Deum under Jaroslav Kyzlink with the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra and singing Boris/Katja Kabanova with the Danish National Opera, Prince/Rusalka in Rome and Beijing, Svanda at Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Laca/Jenůfa and Te Deum at Teatro Massimo di Palermo and Don Jose/Carmen in Santiago.

In addition to his operatic work Peter Berger is a prolific concert artist, and has sung with the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra as well as the State Philharmonic Košice, Prague Philharmonia, Brno Philharmonic, Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Czech Virtuosi. He has performed in many domestic and foreign concerts as well as being a permanent guest at the festival Viva il Canto in Czeszyn, Poland and at the international festival in Sopron, Hungary. His concert repertoire includes the Glagolitic Mass, Puccini’s Messa Di Gloria, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, the Mozart Requiem and Masses as well as Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. He sang in a Gala concert with Jelena Obraztsova and Peter Dvorský, and concert performances have also taken him to Japan, Malta, and Riga.

In 2006 he was awarded 1st prize at The Mikuláš Schneider-Trnavský International Vocal Competition in Trnava (SK) and also won a special prize for the best interpretation of Mikuláš Schneider-Trnavský songs. In 2007 he was awarded 1st prize at the Anglo Czecho-Slovak Trust competition in London, and in 2008 he was a semi-finalist at International Hans Gabor Belvedere Competition in Vienna. He was also awarded The Slovak Literary fund prize for the role of the Prince in Rusalka.

Stand 02/2022


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