Swedish baritone PETER MATTEI made a spectacular début at the Swedish Royal Opera as Pentheus in Daniel Börtz’s Bakkanterna [The Bacchants]. He has since become one of the world’s most coveted performers of the title roles in Don Giovanni (Vienna State Opera, Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House, Teatro alla Scala) and Eugene Onegin (Metropolitan Opera, Opéra National de Paris, Zurich Opera), and his repertoire includes a great many other classic roles (including Wolfram in Tannhäuser at the Berlin State Opera and the title role in Billy Budd in Frankfurt and Gothenburg).
Mattei has been awarded the title of hovsångare [Court Singer]. He appears on several well-received discs, such as the recording of Berlioz’s Les troyens under Sir Colin Davis, which won two Grammy awards. His concert repertoire includes Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem, Sibelius’s Kullervo Symphony and Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, which he performed to great acclaim at a concert of The Met Orchestra under James Levine at Carnegie Hall.