Piotr Prochera

baritone

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Biography

The young Polish baritone Piotr Prochera has been a residential artist at "Musiktheater im Revier" in Gelsenkirchen since 2008 after three seasons at “Deutsches Nationaltheater” in Weimar. His varied repertoire ranges from Rossini’s and Mozart’s Figaro, Guglielmo (Cosi fan tutte), Taddeo (L’Italiana in Algeri), Marcello (La Bohème), Zar Peter I (Zar und Zimmermann) to Tomsky (The Queen of Spades), Donner (Das Rheingold), Peter (Hänsel und Gretel) and Barnaba (La Gioconda). He has portrayed numerous important roles in 20th and 21st century operas, such as Mordred in I.Albeniz’s Merlin, Emilio in N.Rota’s Il Cappello di Paglia di Firenze, Malaspina in S.Sciarrino’s Luci mie traditrici, Benito Repollo in H.W.Henze’s Das Wundertheater, Gabey and Maximilian in L.Bernstein’s On the town and Candide, Mr.Gedge and Starveling in Britten’s Albert Herring and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the lead roles in the world premieres of I. Žebeljan’s Simon der Erwählte and Due teste e una ragazza (at “Settimana Musicale Senese” in Siena). As a guest he has appeared as Papageno at “Semperoper” in Dresden during the season 2012/2013 and at “Mupa Budapest” as Hermann Ortel in Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg under the baton of Adam Fischer in 2016.

As an active concert singer Piotr Prochera has performed among others song cycles of Beethoven, Brahms, Mahler, Mussorgsky and solo parts in Bach’s oratorios, Brahms’ “Ein deutsches Requiem”, Mendelssohn Paulus and Elias, Puccini’s Messa di Gloria and Händel’s Messiah.