Piotr Prochera

baritone

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Biography

Polish baritone Piotr Prochera has been a member of Musiktheater im Revier in Gelsenkirchen since 2008, after three seasons at Deutsches Nationaltheater in Weimar. His varied repertoire includes Rossini’s and Mozart’s Figaro, Don Giovanni, Guglielmo, Taddeo/ L’Italiana in Algeri, Sharpless/
Madama Butterfly, Marcello/ La Bohème, Zar Peter I/ Zar und Zimmermann, Pantalone/ Love for three Oranges, the title role of Eugene Onegin, Tomsky/ The Queen of Spades, Donner/ Das Rheingold, Melot/ Tristan un Isolde, Peter/ Hänsel und Gretel, Barnaba/ La Gioconda, Zurga/ Les Pecheurs de perles and Fra Melitone
/ La Forza del Destino.

Piotr Prochera has portrayed numerous important roles in 20th and 21st century operas, such as the title role of Weinberger's Schwanda, der Dudelsackpfeifer, Marquis de la Force in Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites, Boris Koretsky in Shostakovich’s Moscow, Cheryomushki, Mordred in Albeniz’s Merlin, Emilio in Rota’s Il Cappello di Paglia di Firenze, Tadeusz in Weinberg’s Passagierin, Malaspina in Sciarrino’s Luci mie traditrici, Benito Repollo in Henze’s Das Wundertheater, Gabey and Maximilian in Bernstein’s On the town and Candide, Mr.Gedge and Starveling in Britten’s Albert Herring and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Viktor Frankenstein in Jan Dvorak's Frankenstein, the lead roles in the world premieres of Žebeljan’s Simon der Erwählte and Due teste e una ragazza, performed at the festival “Settimana Musicale Senese” in Siena.

As a guest Piotr Prochera has appeared at the Semperoper Dresden as Papageno in 2012/2013 and at the Müpa Budapest as Hermann Ortel/ Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg under the baton of Adam Fischer in 2016. With Malmö Opera he performed Barnaba/ La Gioconda in 2017. As a passionate concert singer he has sung song cycles of Beethoven, Brahms, Mahler, Mussorgsky as well as solo parts in Bach's oratorios, Händel's Messiah, Brahms' Ein deutsches Requiem, Mendelssohn's Paulus and Elias and Puccini's Messa di Gloria.

Piotr Prochera studied violin prior to graduating as a singer from the Poznan Academy of Music. He attended masterclasses by Ernst Haefliger, Peter Schreier, Cheryl Studer and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. He is a prizewinner of the Warsaw Lied competition in 2005. In Gelsenkirchen he has received the awards "Der beste Nachwuchssänger 2010", "Theaterpreis 2010" and "Publikumspreis 2012".


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