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Peter Mattei sings Mozart at Drottningholm Court Theatre

Pressmeddelande   •   Jul 12, 2012 14:11 CEST

The Swedish baritone Peter Mattei has established himself as one of the most sought after singers of his generation. On August 4 and 8 Peter Mattei gives two Mozart concerts at the Drottningholm Court Theatre, with soprano Vivianne Holmberg and the Drottningholm Theatre Orchestra, directed by Mark Tatlow. The concert includes arias from Mozart's Don Giovanni, Le Nozze di Figaro and The Magic Flute

Peter Mattei studied at the Royal Academy of Music and at the University College of Opera in Stockholm. While still a student he made his debut in 1990 as Nardo in Mozart's La Finta Giardiniera at the Drottningholm Court Theatre and made a sensational Royal Swedish Opera debut as Pentheus in Daniel Börtz’ The Bacchae (directed by Ingmar Bergman) in 1991. Peter Mattei won international acclaim for his interpretation of the title role of Don Giovanni in Aix-en-Provence, directed by Peter Brook in 1998. 

Peter Mattei has worked with world-renowned conductors such as Sir Georg Solti, Daniel Barenboim, Riccardo Muti, Sir Colin Davis, Riccardo Chailly, Antonio Pappano, Zubin Mehta, Herbert Blomstedt, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Daniel Harding.

The last seasons have included the title role of Don Giovanni with the Metropolitan Opera, Staatsoper Berlin (also on tour to Japan) and Opéra National de Paris, the Count in Le nozze di Figaro at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and the San Francisco Opera, Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Metropolitan Opera, the title role of Eugene Onegin with the Tanglewood Festival and the Salzburger Festspiele, Posa in Don Carlo with the Norwegian Opera, Wolfram in Tannhäuser at Teatro alla Scala and Guglielmo in Così fan tutte with the Royal Swedish Opera. Read more about Peter Mattei here.

The concert is given on two occasions, 4 August and 8 August at 19.30. The concert is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, including a break.

La finta giardiniera by Mozart, was played in 2010 at the Drottningholm Court Theatre, and it was in this performance where Vivianne Holmberg, soprano, made her debut at Drottningholm, in the role of Serpetta. Read more about Vivianne Holmberg here.

Press Review Tickets
A limited number of press tickets, for reviewing press only, have been reserved and can be booked no later than July 27 through Eva Lundgren,

Drottningholm 1766! Welcome to a unique cultural heritage at the Royal domain of Drottningholm, Stockholm. Our aim is to perform new productions of 17th and 18th century opera in original settings. We have opened the season 2012 with a clear vision of approachability and innovation in all our aims. A lively, open-minded and generous theatre strongly rooted in its tradition and history but at the same time directing its gaze towards the future and the world around us. This year's Summer Season offers classical operas, Peter Mattei, family concerts, divertissements, music in the park and much more.

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