Peter Tantsits | Tenor


Peter Tantsits


Named one of his generation’s most consistently satisfying performers by Opera magazine, tenor Peter Tantsits excels in the opera and a variety ofconcert repertoire up to the complex works of Milton Babbitt, Luigi Nono, György Ligeti, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Pascal Dusapin, and Bernd Alois Zimmermann.

In January 2020 he gave his debut at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden London and future engagements include his debut at the Salzburg Festival as well as projects in New York, Tokyo, Dublin, Barcelona and Basel.

His career already brought him to some of the finest houses of the world including the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Berliner Philharmonie, the Leipziger Gewandhaus, the Wiener Konzerthaus as well as the Bayerische Staatsoper, the Oper Köln, the Mailänder Scala, the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, the Glyndebourne Festival, the LA Opera and the opera houses in Basel, Mainz, Bonn, St. Gallen and Karlsruhe.

His repertoire reaches from Erik/Der Fliegende Holländer (at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino under Maestro Luisi) up to world premiere of contemporary pieces. During his career he developed a strong focus on contemporary music. Highlights of the last seasons include Alviano/Die Gezeichneten, the title role in Dusapin‘s Perelà, Ferraud/Oberst Chabert, over roles in Die Soldaten, Wozzeck und Ligetis Le Grand Macabre up to new pieces like Canti Di Vita E D’amore, The Nubian Word For Flowers and A Trip To The Moon.

At the Vlaamse Opera he had a huge success with the world premiere of Les Bienveillantes in 2019 and also performed Madame Whitesnake at the Hong Kong Arts Festival.

April 2020

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