American tenor Peter Tantsits, named by Opera Magazine as one of the most enduring performers of his generation, excels in the opera and concert repertoire of Beethoven, Britten, Stravinsky, Schönberg, Berg, Janáček, Richard Strauss and Mahler. He is also at home in the complex works of Milton Babbitt, Luigi Nono, György Ligeti, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Pascal Dusapin, Héctor Parra, Gerald Barry, Philip Glass and Bernd Alois Zimmermann.
At the start of the 2023/24 season, Peter returns to the Semperoper Dresden for a production of POWDER HER FACE, before singing the role of Manager in the world premiere of Hector Parra's JUSTICE at the Grand Théâtre de Genève. Later this year Peter Tantsits will also sing HENZE VOICES with the London Sinfonietta in Great Britain. Future projects will take him back to the opera houses in Antwerp, Ghent and Brussels.
At the beginning of 2022, Peter Tantsits made his house debut with THE KAHLE SÄNGERIN at the Semperoper Dresden. He then sang the premiere of POINT D'ORGUE in St. Etienne before making his major debuts at the Liceu Barcelona as Andres/WOZZECK, at the Salzburg Festival as Monostatos/THE MAGIC FLUTE and his role debut as Herod/SALOME in Basel. Later in the 2022/23 season he sang the refugee in Luigi Nono's opera INTOLLERANZA, also in Basel. At the end of the season, he sang HENZE VOICES with the London Sinfonietta at the Vitasaari festival.
In recent seasons he made his debut at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden London and in Dublin with ALICE'S ADVENTURE UNDER GROUND. He made his debut at the New National Theater Tokyo with A DREAM OF ARMAGEDDON and was celebrated with DIE NASE in Basel.
His career has already taken him to some of the most beautiful houses in the world, including the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Leipzig Gewandhaus, the Konzerthaus Wien, as well as the Bavarian State Opera, the Cologne Opera, the Scala in Milan, the Festspielhaus Baden - Baden, the Glyndebourne Festival, the LA Opera and the opera houses in Basel, Mainz, Bonn, St. Gallen and Karlsruhe.
His repertoire ranges from Erik/THE FLYING DUTCHMAN (at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino under Maestro Luisi) to the premiere of new music. During his career he has developed a strong focus on contemporary music. The highlights of the last few seasons include Alviano/THE ZONED, the title role in Dusapin's PERELÀ, Ferraud/COLONEL CHABERT, roles in DIE SOLDATEN, WOZZECK and Ligeti's LE GRAND MACABRE, as well as new pieces such as CANTI DI VITA E D'AMORE, THE NUBISCHES WORD FOR FLOWERS and A JOURNEY TO THE MOON. He had a great success at the Vlaamse Opera in 2019 with the world premiere of LES BIENVEILLANTES and he also sang MADAME WHITESNAKE at the Hong Kong Arts Festival.