Peter Galliard

Peter Galliard

17/18 leads him as guest to the Enescu Festival in Bucharest where he will be singing Capito in Mathis der Maler. Apart from his commitments in Hamburg he sang the Gurrelieder in Shanghai and Beijing, a concert at the Salzburger Osterfestspiele and the role of Haushofmeister bei Faninal, in Der Rosenkavalier at the Opéra National de Paris in 2015/16. Siegfried in Nuremberg followed in spring 2015.

In summer 2013 he was part of concert performances of Das Rheingold and Siegfried at the Lucerne Festival. In the 2012/2013 season he gave a concert performance of Das Rheingold in Santa Cecilia. In 2011/2012 concert performances of Siegfried and Das Rheingold led him to Lisbon and Australia. Beside that he sang in new productions of Bliss and Palestrina in 2010/2011. In 2009 he made his debut as Mime in the new production of Siegfried and was highly praised by the audience and press. In 2008/09 he sang the part of Mime in Das Rheingold and Augustin Moser in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. In March 2008 Peter Galliard performed in the new production of The Ring in Hamburg as Loge in Rheingold.

In 1986 Rolf Liebermann invited him to join the Hamburg State Opera, where Galliard has been working till today. In Hamburg he sang Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Jaquino in Fidelio, Cassio in Otello, Froh in Das Rheingold, Alfred and Eisenstein in Die Fledermaus, Peter Iwanow in Zar und Zimmermann and Bardolfo in Falstaff, Captain in Wozzeck, the Witch Knusperhexe in Hänsel und Gretel, Lenskij in Eugen Onegin, Narraboth in Salome and Don Basilio in Le Nozze di Figaro. In Amsterdam he sang the Prince in Lulu and the Captain. Peter Galliard also sang L’Aumonier in Dialogues des Carmélites and Melot in Tristan und Isolde, Walther von der Vogelweide in Tannhäuser, Wolfgang Capito in Mathis der Maler, Goro in Madama Butterfly, Red Whiskers in Billy Budd and Demon in L’Upupa und der Triumph der Sohnesliebe.

Peter Galliard performed at many opera houses in Germany – at the Staatsoper and the Deutsche Oper Berlin, as well as at the Opera Houses in Frankfurt, Dresden and Leipzig. He also worked in Japan, Spain, France and Israel. Peter Galliard’s repertoire is very extensive. There are many TV, radio and CD recordings of his opera, Lied and concert performances. The tenor worked with famous stage directors such as August Everding, Johannes Schaaf, Harry Kupfer and Peter Konwitschny as well as with great conductors such as Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Christian Thielemann, Ingo Metzmacher, Simone Young and Kirill Petrenko.

Peter Galliard was born in Chur, Switzerland. He studied under Rico Peterelli, at the Conservatory in Feldkirch under Maria Eibenschütz and at the Mozarteum Salzburg under Rudolf Knoll, where in 1985 he won First Prize at the International Mozart Competition.


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